Paul: A Character Study


The Apostle Paul accomplished a lot in his life.  He traveled the known world preaching the gospel.  He was thrown into prison for the cause of Christ, but he continued to preach anyway.  His resume would dwarf the resume of any other preacher who has ever lived.  Yet, there is also no other person who […]

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Lives That Matter


Everyone wants to live a life that matters.  No matter who you are or where you are from, we all want to make a difference.  I recently concluded a Bible study in which I did character profiles of important characters in the Bible.  One of the driving things of all of them is that they […]

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Why Forgive?


There are certain words in Christianity that make us cringe.  Words and phrases like “sacrifice” or “love your enemies” are things that we don’t really like to talk about. The word “forgiveness” is also one of these words.  But just because we don’t like to talk about them doesn’t mean they are not important.  Usually […]

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The Blessing of Suffering


Suffering is a word that we would like to avoid at all costs.  No one likes to suffer, because it’s uncomfortable.  We would all like to live quiet, peaceful lives for the rest of our existence, and never have to worry about anything.  Unfortunately life is not like that.  If you are breathing you will […]

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Fickle Or Faithful?


It’s so hard to find faithful people these days.  Whether it’s in our relationship with God or our relationship with people, so few people want to remain faithful.  It is so much easier to quit.  If you don’t want to remain married or you just want to “play the field”, it’s so easy to get […]

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The Problem With Pharisees


Pharisees.  Just the mention of the word incurs images of self-righteous and sometimes brutal religious leaders.  The Pharisees are a picture of what happens when traditional religion gets out of control.  As my brother so brilliantly put it in his post Spiritual But Not Religious, not all religion is bad.  But pharisaical religion is the […]

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An Empty Feeling


I read an article a few days ago that featured Michael Jordan.  He admitted that he has felt an emptiness since he left basketball.  This happens a lot with entertainers and athletes.  They become so accustomed to the spotlight that they can’t handle when it’s not there anymore.  Their life seems to no longer have […]

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Where Is Your Faith?


Faith is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the entire Bible.  If you ask ten different people you might get ten different answers.  But Hebrews 11:1 tells us exactly what faith is.  It is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  The word “substance” in the Greek refers to […]

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The Hope For America


With every presidential election there is a renewed sense of hope.  When we vote we hope that whoever gets elected will represent our interests, and provide a better hope for our future.  Yet, it seems that we are always disappointed.  No matter who is elected in any election, we never seem to be able to […]

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The Power of Choice


One of the most awesome things about this life is the power to choose.  But as Spider-man’s wise Uncle once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is true that the ability to choose is a very wonderful and powerful thing.  But it’s also true that the ability to choose comes with very weighty […]

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