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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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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Remember Lot’s Wife

No one has ever spoken like Jesus.  Take all the great orators throughout history, and not one of them can come close to the power with which Jesus spoke.  So if he is speaking then we should probably listen to what he is saying.  When I see red letters in the Bible I pay close […]

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FOMO

In this ever expanding digital world that has the ability to connect people from all over the globe, a new phenomenon is taking place. It is called FOMO, or the fear of missing out. People are concerned about catching onto the latest social media trend too late or not being able to tweet while the […]

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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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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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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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