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The longer I live as a Christ-follower, the more I come to realize that the great majority of my struggle to live a life worthy of the calling with which I have been called lies not with what I do with my hands and my feet, but rather with what goes on inside my head.…

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More than once I have been involved in discussions with those who mistakenly assert that “sin is sin and all sin is the same; all sin is equal in the eyes of God.” While I agree that all sin is egregious and separates us from God,1 it is demonstrably untrue that all sin is the same.…

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In exasperation, one person may say to another, “Well, I can’t very well be in two places at one time, can I?” Oh, ye of little faith . . . 😉 You can. And if you are in Christ, you already are. Both Here and There …even when we were dead in our trespasses, made…

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The vineyard is a staple metaphor throughout scripture. We see it in prophecy, in the parables of Christ, in Genesis accounts, in threats from foreign kings, in the Psalms, and even in the very words of Yahweh. The vineyard is everywhere. Let me sing for my beloved     my love song concerning his vineyard:My beloved had a…

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Few things are as off-putting to me as arrogance, the smug superiority that constantly looks down upon “lesser beings.” I recently finished reading Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. As I read, I was repulsed by the self-importance and snobbery reeking from Lady Catherine de Bourgh in almost every scene in which she appeared. Lady Catherine was…

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.– John 10:10, ESV Years ago, I heard a man tell an intriguing story about four thieves. It was intriguing because though all four were thieves, each of the four met with a different fate.…

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Early in the life of the church, there was confusion and ignorance regarding whether Gentiles were required to adhere to Jewish Law and custom upon becoming Christ followers. This debate led to what is called “The Jerusalem Council” we read of in Acts 15. In that council, following a presentation from the apostles Barnabus and…

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What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?– Romans 8:31-32, NIV-1983 There are times I read scripture,…

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From time to time, we see and hear things that astonish or impress us, and at such times we often say something like “I’ve never seen anything like this.” Or, “This is unprecedented!” Such things were frequently said about our Lord and King. He was, indeed, unprecedented. As they were going away, behold, a demon-oppressed…

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