Monthly Archives: June 2018

Work It

In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul sets up a contrast which perfectly explains the relationship between salvation and works. They are related, to be sure, although not in the way many people think. Have you done your good deed … Continue reading

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Know Know Prayer

The apostle Paul prayed the Know Know Prayer for the Ephesians. People prayed the same for me when I was a hopeless teenager searching for meaning. God’s power works through us as we share and pray for others to know … Continue reading

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Agur: Character and Trust

In the proverbs of Agur, we see a balance of character and trust in God. Our circumstances test us and Agur knows in his own life that there is a sweet spot in which he can stay on the straight … Continue reading

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No Hesitation To Proclaim

Paul was able to balance his conviction to share God’s message with relationships with others. He was an engaging and compelling speaker of truth and hope. That’s part of the responsibility and accountability. Be engaging. Be brave. Be loving. Fulfill … Continue reading

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Share Jesus, Then Barbecue

Some Christians think we are here to live good lives and if we can get to sharing Jesus that’s a bonus. No. Share Jesus and if there is a barbecue after, that’s the bonus. Consider your life subordinate to your … Continue reading

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Luke Bryan & Kenny Chesney Debate Heaven

The work heaven is worth is not ours. We cannot do anything to work for entrance to heaven. The work worth our entrance into heaven was completed by Jesus. This may not sit well with Luke Bryan, yet we will … Continue reading

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Second Chance For Pastor Judgy-Pants

We want people to hear the message and not us. And we want to present the message in such a way that we get invited back. My friend just had an experience in which she didn’t want to hear the … Continue reading

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