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The Whole Package

One of the ads run on TV in advance of the All Star was promoting baseball’s best player, Mike Trout of the LA Angels. The promo said that Trout, “Hits like Mickey. Runs like Rickey. Fields like Willie.” By the way, that would be Mickey Mantle, Rickey Henderson, and Willie Mays. To call that high…

Sanctification (2)

Sanctification (2)The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is that the perfect qualities of Jesus Christ are imparted as a gift to me, not gradually, but instantly once I enter by …

Born Free

Born Free“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

I remember one commute when I ended up following a busted-up pickup truck that sported a bumper sticker proudly announcing, BORN FREE. As I thought …

Find out that it’s not about what we can do, but who we trust for our salvation

What do I have to do to get into heaven? It’s a question men and women have been asking for centuries. Our study of the rich young ruler continues.

faith at the finish

She burned down her house and lives off the land in Africa. Her name is Jja Ja Nakibuuka. Leprosy has claimed her fingers and toes. She owns nothing, so children …

Waving The White Flag

Recently, while watching a video of a church service held in South America, I noticed something I had never seen before in church. As the pastor passionately called his flock …

God is unfair

God is unfairGod is unfair. He is biased. Partiality is in Him. We have compelling evidences to proof this is true. First, consider Case 01: Jeremy. Jeremy wakes up in the morning with bizarre perplexity and hits the hay in pondering thought. Confusion is his constant companion. He wanders, Why am I here? […]

Sanctification (1)

Sanctification (1)The Death Side. In sanctification God has to deal with us on the death side as well as on the life side. Sanctification requires our coming to the place of …

A Bigger Shovel

A Bigger ShovelIt’s interesting to me that Jesus taught more about money than any other subject. He consistently talked about the importance of generosity and the deadly danger of greed. To the …

Discover insight into the identity of Jesus

Discover insight into the identity of JesusSome people aren’t willing to admit that Jesus is the perfect Son of God. But they may agree that Jesus was a good teacher. Why we can’t call Jesus “good” without calling Him “Lord.”

dad, mom & me

dad, mom & meI accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was 15 years old. When my dad found out, he was heartbroken because of his differing religious beliefs. He couldn’t sleep …

Lasting Regrets

Lasting RegretsWhile I was talking with a gifted pianist, she asked me if I played any musical instruments. When I responded, “I play the radio,” she laughed and asked if I …

How Did I Get Stuck Here by Joe Stowell

How Did I Get Stuck Here by Joe StowellHow do you react when you find yourself “stuck” in an unpleasant season of life? Join us as Joe Stowell shares some insights from the life of the Apostle Paul. Although…

Questions about Questions

Questions about QuestionsHonest questions can be priceless. Without them our minds and character remain unchallenged and undeveloped. Without the freedom to ask honest questions we remain little more than the extension of someone else’s self-centered will and control. Without a healthy and purposeful curiosity we cannot reflect, reason, or try to determine the difference between imagination and […]

Kicking It into Gear

Kicking It into GearWith the All-Star break behind us, Major League Baseball now begins its marathon dash to the finish line—and the post-season. For teams that are fading out of contention, it is time to ponder whether or not to sell players and bring in young prospects to build with for the future. For teams in contention, it…