Tag Archives: Christ

They Became What They Pursued

2 Kings 17:15 (NAS): And they followed vanity and became vain, and went after the nations which surrounded them, concerning which the Lord had commanded them not to do like them. I came across this wonderful passage while reading the … Continue reading

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The Real Meaning of Philippians 4:13

How do you get meaning from your Bible? In an age of relativity there could me countless answers. Even if you have never given thought to the question, you’re probably already living your answer. This is a question of basic … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Limit Topical Preaching

I have been giving thought to the cultural increase in topical preaching. I have in mind the popular themed topical sermon series and the practice of preaching from a different place every Sunday. This post has been a long time … Continue reading

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Obedience is Better than Sacrifice?

This often quoted and more often misused passage is from 1 Samuel 15:22. I’ve heard it for most of my church life. It’s never been my favorite, but until recently I’ve never given much thought to why. But the recent … Continue reading

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Not in the Box

My walk with Christ has left me feeling a bit odd, even amongst a peculiar people. It’s as if the body of Christ is swaying joyfully to the music and I’m unrhythmically searching for the beat. So many of my … Continue reading

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He Walked Here

Mark 6:48 (NAS): about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. I remember preaching this passage in bible college. A young man just learning to preach. I still remember my points. First, “He … Continue reading

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The First Stone

John 8:7 (NAS): “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” I love this passage for what it teaches about the amazing grace made known in the gospel. For indeed, … Continue reading

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