Tag Archives: Theology

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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Though He Slay Me

Job 13:15 (NAS): 15 “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” I’ve just experienced the darkest days of my life. I have had difficult times before, but none like this. I have, for as far back as I can remember, … 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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It’s a Wrap

That’s a wrap people. Let’s pack it up. This one’s over. The people of God have, en masse, bought into pursuing their best life. We have officially moved our hope from the coming of the Lord Jesus and the glory … Continue reading

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Immeasurably More

Ephesians 3:20 (NIV84): Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, For a brief moment, this beautiful passage gave me a twinge … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of its Glory

Grief, anger, lack of forgiveness and a family is being torn apart. After the death of a single mother, from a large and loving extended family, the child is left in the care of his grandparents. They knew and approved … Continue reading

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Religious Feelings

We have all had wonderful experiences that have left deep impressions upon us. And religious experiences leave some of the more powerful feelings. They make us feel alive, strong, encouraged, and near to God. Although they are spiritual experiences, they … Continue reading

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God in Our Lives

Speaking with a pastor friend the other day, it seems we shared the same frustration. Trying to communicate the God of the bible to people is never easy, but we seemed to be having a particularly difficult time getting people … Continue reading

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