Category: Faith & Culture

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears

“Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary, the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.” 1 Peter 5:8-9       Obsession is, I think, something we…

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Weary

Weary

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 We all feel weary from time to time. It seems that every part of our lives can become monotonous, wearisome.…

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Clutter

Clutter

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”…

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No More Nets

No More Nets

“And he [Jesus] said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” – Matthew 4:19-20       Imagine just how different our world would be if the disciple’s response to Jesus’ call to follow looked more like this: Immediately they went back…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:18 Last Monday night at our Neighborhood Watch meeting, something happened that had the whole room in shock. A woman stood up in front of a room full of…

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For My Sisters

For My Sisters

“I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.” I Timothy 2:12 A couple of months ago my wife, Bri, and I began discussing what we were going to preach for the summer. Sometimes we like to choose a large topic and pick it apart over…

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Potential

Potential

“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” I Timothy 6:12 I understand my parents a whole lot better these days. It’s amazing how that happens once you have kids of your…

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Transcend The Categories

Transcend The Categories

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 We have a tendency, and I am guilty of it too, to compartmentalize our lives. We like to try and separate all of the different things we do…

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