Tag: Christ

A Heart | To Have or Not to Have

Embed from Getty Images My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~ Psalm 73:26 A phrase is coming up a lot lately. It’s one I’ve heard for years in Christian circles, and didn’t pay much attention to. But lately, the idea of having a “heart” for […]

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Believing | God, The Devil and Demons

Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  ~ 1 Peter 5:8 The Struggle I realized this week that I’ve been struggling for some time with God. Over the last couple days in particular, I have come to a place of recognizing that I am verging on furious with Him, which is odd for me. […]

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Being Holy

I was scrolling Facebook on my phone the other day (which explains why I missed the context of the comment that caught my eye), and I ran across a statement that made me cringe. When I went back to read it in context, I have to say that the person who made the comment, in […]

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Being Free

We live in a country where we talk a lot about freedom, often equating the concept with our rights. Having been fairly engaged in political discourse for more than a decade now and growing up in the Navy where I understood that most of the adults I knew were serving the nation to protect our […]

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Revelations – Are You Ready?

One of the deepest struggles I have witnessed in my fellow Christians, and within myself over the years, is an unwillingness to accept the answers to our prayers. Prayer is a strange and funny thing. It is the means by which we speak to God, the means by which He speaks to us, and when […]

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Revelations – Love and Transformation

There is a popular meme going around on Facebook. It’s meant to challenge church teaching that requires us to change our behavior. It reads that “Religion says God will love us if we change. The Gospel says God’s love will change us.” I have to say at the outset, I hate memes. I’ve probably mentioned that […]

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God Talk – A Child Shall Lead Them…

When I set about organizing myself to begin writing here instead of Facebook this weekend, I anticipated writing in the Revelations and God in the Public Square categories here. Those have been the areas of growing pressure to write, and silly as I sometimes am, I figured I would dive right into those without a […]

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Revelations – Obeying God

Repost from Facebook Notes October 25, 2015 “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our […]

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Revelations – What Did He Save You For…

Repost from Facebook Notes October 1, 2015 We are working through a new Bible Study on Wednesday nights. It’s called A Blueprint for Discipleship, and while the focus is Methodist, I’d have to encourage anyone looking for a deeper walk with Christ to give it a read at the very least. Better, find a friend […]

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Revelations – The Rich vs The Poor

Repost from Facebook Notes September 27, 2015 This present struggle I am in, along with praying about our upcoming plans for a church meeting on vision for next year, has brought a thought from this past year into sharper focus. A touch of this thought is actually a part of a sermon I know I […]

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