The Minor Prophets: Jonah

The book of Jonah is different than just about every other prophetic book in the Bible. The other prophetic books mainly deal with God’s relationship with Israel and Judah, with the possible exception being Obadiah who mainly deals with Edom. However, Jonah is even different than Obadiah in that he is not sent on a […]

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The Power of Joy

Joy. We have probably all heard the word, but few probably know what it actually means. We sing about it in Christmas carols, and even use it as a name for our children. Yet for all of our mentions of it, it seems that we have forgotten how to properly use the word. Joy is […]

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The Cross of Discipleship

The word “Christian” seems to have less and less value these days. The reality is that anyone can call themselves a Christian, but true Christianity is not a title. It is a lifestyle. I am not a Christian on Sunday, and just a customer service rep the rest of the week. Unlike my job title, […]

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Two Kingdoms

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This simple phrase is part of one of the most famous prayers in the entire Bible. We call it “The Lord’s Prayer”, but in reality it is a model prayer that the Lord taught his disciples. The reality is that most […]

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Meaning

Why am I here? What is my purpose? Is there life after death? Is this really all there is? These are questions that have plagued the human conscious for millennia and many claim to have closed the book on such questions. So sure of themselves that all the I’s have been dotted and the T’s […]

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Christian Character: Self-Sacrifice

Genesis 44 contains a story that every Christian should read and apply. I know. We typically don’t look at Old Testament stories as examples of Christian character, and for good reason. They contain no stories about Christ Himself. Yet, if we truly believe that Jesus was both God and man then it makes sense to […]

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The Hypocrisy of Cancel Culture

There is a new phenomenon that is taking place in our nation known as “cancel culture.” It seems that the point of this type of thinking is to remove or “cancel” any person or business that does not line up with one’s values.  This is a tactic by those on the far left to eliminate […]

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Social Media Is Not Real Life

What has transpired over the last 4 or 5 months across the globe has been unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. We have been made to stay home, close our businesses, schools & churches for months at a time, hoard toilet paper and avoid social interaction. This has driven many people online to […]

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The Effects of Liberal Extremism

Let me be clear from the very beginning.  Political extremism is wrong, whether conservative or liberal.  I do not advocate for any form of extremism at all, because the scriptures teach us to be temperate in all things (1 Corinthians 9:25) if we want to obtain “an incorruptible crown.”  One of the basic foundations of […]

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