Tag: Love

Silent Weeping

It’s been a weird couple days, and it’s strange the things that hit you. Sunday we hear of a church shooting. It touches me, of course, it does. Yet, no weeping. There are ongoing personal struggles and frustrations weighing on me, still, no tears. Then, out of the blue, I settle in to look at […]

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God Talk – Wiggles n Things

This series is always a little strange. God calls me here to talk about the struggles often. Sometimes it is other things, but most often this set of pieces involves some kind of struggle I am facing. Tonight it is strange in more ways than one in that He usually doesn’t call me to write […]

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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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The Vengeful God

July 10, 2012 at 3:56pm I often hear questions about all the killing, raping, pillaging and so forth in the Old Testament. These stem from a difficulty in perspective and understanding on the part of humanity rather than God being an evil being. The further removed in time we as humans become from those events […]

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Praise and Prayer – 12/10/2013

Father, we thank You for Your grace and mercy tonight. We often find ourselves struggling in the world today. There are those who seek to do us harm. There are those who simply are lost and cling to us, drawn to Your love but not comprehending. There are things in our own lives Father that […]

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Conditional Salvation

“And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” Luke 22:20 When we speak of salvation freely given, we often mistakenly equate this with salvation being unconditional. It is an understandable mistake, salvation was offered to the whole of the […]

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Unfailing Love

“ Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.” Psalms 32:10  As Christians, one of our favorite things to say about the love of God is that it is unconditional. This is understandable, since we are so often undeserving of His love. It is comforting […]

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The Wages of Love

  “And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,…” Mark 9:47   When I was growing up, hate was a four letter word in my house. My mother explained […]

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Being Served

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13 One of the marks the most actively growing churches is a heart for mission. We preach constantly that we are serve the less fortunate, give of our time […]

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Responding

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad…” Matthew 5:11-12a “44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44 With events currently going on around the globe and in our […]

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