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The Saturday Post(s)

Truth & Compassion in Action. “Gay activists prepared to protest FIRE Church in Concord, North Carolina. Their event leader posted their plan on Facebook…We are going to STAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY to show that our love is stronger than … Continue reading

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What Following Jesus Means

The other day I was sitting with one of the sophomore guys in our church’s youth ministry enjoying a cup of coffee. Our conversation changed from topic to topic, but it soon took on a laser focus when he asked, … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

This will be a bit short today. I have sermon preparation to do for tomorrow! I Will Never Cast Out. I promise you won’t regret reading this short paragraph. 12 Questions to Ask When Watching a Movie. One theologian (John … Continue reading

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The Rest Jesus Offers (Or, Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously)

One time, Jesus preached this: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you … Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Know If You Worship Idols

Idolatry is the root of all sin. Essentially, all of our sin is deciding to trust, love, and obey something else instead of God. As I have said before, our disobedience to God is actually obedience to something else. So … Continue reading

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When An “A-” is an “F”

This past Sunday, one of the pastors at our church preached a powerful and encouraging sermon from John 1:35-51 about following Christ. As I listened, I was reminded about how radically different following Jesus is compared to other things we … Continue reading

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Eight Words That Will Change the Shape of Your Christianity

“Love each other as I have loved you.“ John 15:12 In this passage, and in John’s writing in general, one another is specifically applied to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Not that we shouldn’t love our non-believing friends, family, … Continue reading

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Why I Am Taking Seven Weeks to Teach Middle Schoolers About the Trinity

Starting this Wednesday night, our middle school ministry will be starting a series focusing on the Biblical teaching about God as Trinity. In hearing about this endeavor, lots of folks say things like, “Are you joking? Middle Schoolers and the … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Reading the Whole Bible in 2015 Should Excite You

In thinking about 2015, I have another hope to offer you specifically, my beloved reader: I hope you read the whole Bible in 2015. Before you let feelings of guilt and anxiety arise, let me help you see that this … Continue reading

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Love is Not God, Thankfully

1 John 4:8 wonderfully teaches, “God is love.” Many folks have taken this verse and have run with it in all kinds of directions; a lot of them not good. One direction this profound text has been taken is to … Continue reading

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