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Hyper-Grace Teacher? I speak and write a great deal about the freedom we have in Christ. Indeed, one of the most beautiful redundancies in the entire Bible is found in Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” In Romans 5, the apostle Paul is expounding on the grace of God,…

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This past weekend, I was honored to be able to speak at Victory Christian Fellowship in Lynden, Washington. The topic was assigned, as I was filling in for a pastor who was called out of town for an emergency. He asked me to continue his exegetical teaching through Romans, and the section for that week…

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What if I told you that God will give us exactly what we want – I mean what we really, really want? Would you believe me? I suspect not. But we will look at a passage from the Bible today that tells us exactly that. God will give us what we want. In saying this,…

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Isaiah opens his prophecy describing Israel as a terribly rebellious nation. We get no further than the opening statement before we have God’s lament, “Sons I have reared and brought up, but they have revolted against Me.” So extensive is their alienation from their creator that God says, “An ox knows its owner, and a…

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In the early 1970s, Dow Chemical Company came out with a new product named Dow Bathroom Cleaner (later sold to S.C. Johnson and re-branded “Scrubbing Bubbles”). With this amazing new product came a popular television advertising campaign featuring a gang of anthropomorphized bubbles with chainsaw-sounding engines and whirling scrub-brushes for feet. As a young lad,…

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Mister Bear is my love kitty – a bundle of endless snuggles, purrs and rubs, all connected to a wet nose. He’s not particular about how he lays during the snuggle sessions, so long as I’m snuggling with him as attentively as he’s snuggling with me. Forward, backward, sideways, tummy up, tummy down, it really…

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This is Mister Bear. Mister Bear is a good kitty, but he can be a pest, and he’s a very headstrong regarding all those things about which kitties are typically headstrong. You know what I mean: lying on the keyboard when you are trying to type, sitting on your lap when you’re trying to read…

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