Paul’s Writings: Galatians

Have you ever felt that no matter what you did it was not good enough? I have had times in my life where I have felt that way. Whether it’s your parents, your friends, or your spouse it seems that everyone has their own expectations for you, and you cannot live up to them. Expectations […]

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Paul’s Writings: Philemon

You might think that the letter to Philemon is a weird place to start when addressing Paul’s writings. Many people don’t seem to think of it as much of a letter, and fail to see its importance in the scriptures. It is an extremely short letter, but it packs a big punch when you really […]

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Paul’s Writings: Introduction

There is no doubt that the Apostle Paul is the most influential Christian in the history of the church. I have to admit from the beginning that, aside from Jesus Christ, he is my favorite character in the entire Bible. His writings have survived centuries of scrutiny and speculation, and yet they continue to inspire […]

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The Importance of Context

Suppose you walk into a room and see a man and woman talking rudely to each other (you assume). You do what most people should do and try to stop them from fighting with one another. What you don’t realize is that they are brother and sister and that they are just teasing one another. […]

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Freedom In Christ

Freedom has different meanings for different people. For the teenager, freedom is represented by that first car. For the prisoner, freedom is the ability to come and go as he pleases. For the American, freedom means living life in any way he chooses. But even within those few examples there might be people who disagree […]

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Merry Christmas

Christmas is one of the most celebrated events in the entire world. There just seems to be something about this holiday that causes people to be in a good mood. You see a side of people during Christmas that you may not normally see. Wherever you go people are festive and cheerful. It really seems […]

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The Struggle is Real

Every once in a while I like to write about the topic of discipleship. I don’t do it to badger or belittle anyone, but I simply do it as a reminder to all of us of what it really means to be a Christian. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the production and lights, […]

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The Minor Prophets: Malachi

One of the primary things that we desire as humans is respect. As a matter of fact, a decent human civilization cannot be built without respect for one another. We are seeing this in the news daily. It seems as if people have lost the ability to respect a differing opinion, and it is causing […]

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The Minor Prophets: Zechariah

Have you ever wished that you could see the future? I’m not talking about looking through a crystal ball or reading palms, but rather seeing when things were going to happen, how they were going to happen, and what the result of all of that would be. We often become so concerned about the present […]

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The Minor Prophets: Haggai

It is so easy to become distracted. Most of us have goals and plans in mind, but it is usually when we begin to focus on those goals that distractions come into view. You know what I mean. You sit down to work on a project, and all of a sudden your favorite tv show […]

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