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Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles

For 35 years some 5,000-8,000 Christians have travelled from over 100 nations to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. The biblical holiday, which lasts for seven days beginning on the evening of October 8, commemorates God’s supernatural provision for the Israelites during their wilderness wanderings and celebrates God’s provision. Why do Christians come to […]

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Building a Life You’ll Enjoy

Why do a large number of divorces occur after 25-30 years of marriage? Why are so many people bored and depressed with their life? Why do people turn to thrill seeking activities like substance abuse, affairs, dangerous hobbies or spending money they don’t have? One common denominator among all these people is they are not […]

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A Running Redeemer

When you are having a moment of pause in your all-to-busy schedule and you are reflecting on your Redeemer, what do you see? At Christmas, which is just around the corner, we see our new born King wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger. At Easter we see our King crucified and resurrected from […]

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Appreciate Your Pastor This Month

Scripture exhorts us to regard pastors and elders who rule well as worthy of double honor, especially those communicating God’s word every week. “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17 NIV). The pastor doesn’t just give […]

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Balancing Grace and Accountability

Over the last several months I have learned about something that I have missed my whole Christian life. I know that the more I grow, read and understand about God’s word the more I realize how deep it is – how much it covers in life and how much it speaks to living a healthy […]

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The Successful Christian Life

How do you live a successful Christian life? What does that even mean? One of the most common metaphors for the Christian life is running a race. This metaphor is an important reminder that true Christianity is not an easy stroll free of any difficulties; it’s a hard race filled with many obstacles. This metaphor […]

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Goldilocks Planets Myth: BUSTED

For well over 2,000 years, since before the Apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Romans, mankind has been trying to find ways to deny the divine creation of the world and to worship the creation rather than the Creator. One manifestation of this presupposition is the research done by scientists seeking to show that […]

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Receiving God’s Perfect Gift Means No Returns

Proverbs 18:22 states “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” I can say that I have truly found a treasure. I think from the first time I really met her I was in love. I remember what our pre-marriage counselor, Stephan Tchividjian, said, “Your spouse is […]

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Taking Israel Out of the Bible

New Christians struggling to study their Bible are often taught to read the scriptures as though they were written personally to them, even reciting the scriptures using one’s own name in place of the verse’s subject. While it is important to apply scripture to one’s own life, it is equally important to not ignore the […]

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The Grace of a Great: A Farewell to LeBron James

What is it about LeBron James that generates so much raw emotion and passion among his fans? Is it because of his two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award? His pure athletic […]

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