We are but men.

In Romans chapter 1, Paul tells us our central problem as fallen people is a worship disorder. We have exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator. Suppressing the truth in our unrighteousness, apart from Christ we worshiped a lie...

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Another Reason to Join a Church

There are many good reasons to join a local church. But there is yet another: love. In this way, I do not mean just the Christian compulsion to love; to love other Christians. I am referring, instead, to our inability to love – our inability to love everyone with the...

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In Heaviness, Don’t Despair

When we feel the weight of our weakness – a fresh sense of our inadequacies and our powerlessness – let’s not despair. Go to the gospel. It is a pillow for weary heads. These words have instilled hope when it’s been heavy. Psalm 42:5 – Why are you in despair,...

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Living in the Unseen

Read: John 11:1-46 What picture helps to image your experience as a Christian? Perhaps you think of your life as a tree; which starts as a seed and grows so large the birds nest in its branches. Or the picture of a soldier fighting the good fight; or an athlete...

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Expect to Be Changed

Expect to be changed by a relationship with Jesus. When we don’t change, then our attitude toward Him has more in common with a casual date than with a transforming marriage to someone who deeply loves you. What you are looking for is a relationship that gives you a new...

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The Near Myth of Righteous Anger

Anger. “Righteous anger” is nearly a myth among mortals. As someone stands on the edge of a cliff – needing only a nudge to lose his footing and plummet to the bottom – the human heart often stands right at the edge of anger and wrath. Even a moment of...

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Good Soldiers of Christ

2 Timothy 2:3-4 – 3 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. With a good soldier of Christ the...

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