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Do you Hope in Christ?

February 21, 2011

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Hope and faith are two different things.  Hope is the eager desire for something to happen, whereas faith is the confidence that it will.  Do you hope that Jesus will claim you as His own on that Day?  Or do you have the confidence that He already has claimed you as His own?   A person […]

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Think about it…

January 29, 2011

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 Notice anything interesting in the verse above?  It doesn’t say He is faithful and merciful, it says He is faithful and just.  How can a just God forgive us of […]

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When Saying “I’m Sorry” isn’t Enough

December 31, 2010

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When a true Christian falls into sin, whether intentionally or unintentionally, afterward there is a sense of remorse.  The Holy Spirit brings brokenness in the believer (and those becoming believers) and convicts the person of sin and righteousness.  But we the believers must not allow ourselves to think that a simple apology to our Lord […]

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What Theology Is…and what it isn’t

December 30, 2010

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Mirriam-Webster defines theology as follows: : the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially : the study of God and of God’s relation to the world In simple terms, theology is what you believe about God, why you believe it, and how it affects your life.  Everyone “does” theology.  Even an atheist does theology […]

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Christmas Afterthought

December 28, 2010

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I know Christmas is over and we bloggers should be moving on to posts regarding the coming new year, but I guess I am feeling the need to cast one more stone behind me.  My wife and I don’t do the “Santa Claus” thing with our kids and we have recently heard of several local […]

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Have you been Re-decorated?

December 27, 2010

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What is it that happens when we respond to the call of Christ?  Is it an acceptance of His re-decorating ideas in relation to our lives?  Is it an enjoyable transition as He “fixes up the ol’ place” and replaces the more drab areas of our lives with excitement and fulfillment?  Or is it a […]

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Why Stop Sinning?

December 7, 2010

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Why Stop Sinning?  This is a very important question.  Are you doing your best not to sin?  Why?  When it comes to motive, there are two major categories: 1)   Motive 1 – To earn God’s favor, to clean yourself up and make yourself right with God.  You want to stop messing up because you know […]

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Friday Night with John

December 3, 2010

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Aside from William Gurnall, John Owen is my favorite Puritan author.  Tonight being Friday night, what better way to end the work week than a quote from Owen to think upon and be challenged as we head into the weekend… If I have observed anything by experience, it is this: a man may take the […]

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Have You Met The Grey god?

November 27, 2010

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You may think that the Grey god is a facet of modern theology that is found only in the liberal-leaning churches, but I submit to you that this view has crept into almost all modern churches in some form or another, especially in the youth programs. But I am getting ahead of myself.  Let me […]

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Levitical Fly-Over

November 18, 2010

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Right now, I am in the middle of a fairly thorough study of the book of Leviticus.  While it is not my intention to post a 500 page discourse on this book, I would like to give you a brief fly-over of what, so far, has been the most striking impression thus far.  Sinful man trying […]

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Like-Minded Magazine

November 15, 2010

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One Million Tracts is going to begin publishing a magazine written by evangelists, for evangelists. Now, when I say “evangelists” I am not speaking of the television charlatans who preach a false Jesus in an effort to dig into your wallet or lead you into an emotional frenzy. Rather, I am referring to the everyday […]

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Breaching God’s Firewall

November 7, 2010

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fire·wall  (frwôl) 1. a fireproof wall or partition used to impede the progress of a fire, as from one room or compartment to another 2. a computer system that isolates another computer from the Internet in order to prevent unauthorized access This is ChurchSalt, a blog.  A computer-based internet publication, so to speak.  Everyone, or […]

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