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The Time I Was Rebuked to Trust Jesus By Reading Harry Potter

I am currently reading through Harry Potter for the first time (and loving it). In The Order of the Pheonix (the book I am currently reading), I was struck by the rebuke that the cranky Phineas Nigellius gave to Harry … Continue reading

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I Am Built on Blood

Christians are a people who exist because our Christ has spilled His blood as the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins. He died the death we deserved and thus paid the penalty for our sins in full. We are a people … Continue reading

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What If God Uses Your Suffering For This Reason?

God promises in Romans 8:28 that He is working all things (the good and bad things, the pleasurable and the painful things, the good and the evil things) for the good of those who love Him. Everything that comes into … Continue reading

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A Tender Jesus Isn’t Enough

Jesus is tender, meek, and mild. He is a precious friend who comforts us, nourishes us, and fills our souls with His peace. But, that is not all He is and that is not all we need Him to be. … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

Pastor vs. Bomb Threat. A pastor’s letter to his church when a bomb threat targeted his church’s Christmas Eve service. “Nothing changes.  Come on if you planned to do so.  But, make things simple by not bringing a backpack, a … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

If I Only Knew. The first three paragraphs will most likely get you to read the whole thing; which would be a very good thing. I contracted polio long after it was supposedly eradicated. The doctor misdiagnosed my symptoms because … Continue reading

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God Builds By Tearing Down

Why does it seem like God gives me the opposite of what I need? Richard Sibbes answers: God often works by contraries: when he means to give victory, he will allow us to be hinder at first; when he means … Continue reading

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What If I Don’t Feel Forgiven?

We know the gospel is offered to those in need of forgiveness, but what do you do when you don’t feel forgiven even when you believe the gospel? What are Christians supposed to do when they no longer feel in … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

Protect Your Children & My Children From Porn. An excellent call to all parents. “Your kids may see pornography someplace, but don’t let it be in your home or on the devices that you provide for them. And, when you … Continue reading

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What is Your Heart Glued To?

Jeremiah Burroughs: Something which is glued to another can only be taken off by tearing. So, it is a sign your heart is glued to the world that when God would take you away from something in the world, your … Continue reading

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