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Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

The Pastor Must Fall On His Sword Before He Wields It

We are the only army in the world in which we are called to fall on our swords before we wield them.

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Worry Is A Roundabout That Keeps You From the Road to Joy

In an anxious age, a “common sin” like worrying will keep us from faithfulness.

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Feasting as an Act of War

Feasts are explosions of joy on the battlefield of good vs. evil.

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The Most Surprising Lyric in Philippians 2: ‘Even to Death on a Cross’

It’s not just the FACT of Jesus’ death, but the MANNER that matters.

Also posted in Atonement Thread, Christianity, Jesus, Preaching | | 1 Comment

The Beauty of Spiritual Struggle

We need to revisit the assumption that struggle is bad. Otherwise, we are likely to get discouraged in the spiritual race.

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The Christmas Hymn G. K. Chesterton’s Wife Gave Us

“How Far Is It To Bethlehem,” in light of a couple’s infertility.

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What If Our Bibles Rose Up and Judged Us?

Charles Spurgeon’s warning lands hard on my heart. What if my Bibles could talk?

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Am I a Hypocrite… and Don’t Even Know It?

No one likes to think they are a hypocrite. That’s why we imagine the worst displays of hypocrisy and then declare ourselves innocent.

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The 3 Minor Prophets Who Wrecked Me

The Minor Prophets who have “wrecked” me by their powerful portrait of grace.

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4 Ways the World Will Pressure You to Conform

In every age, the Church must resist the world’s strategies of isolation, indoctrination, assimilation, and confusion.

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