Living in True Rest

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“There are not enough hours in the day.” “There is not enough time.” Familiar sounding phrases? What drives our assumed need for constant activity, leaving what seems a deficit in time? Or our lack of activity, living in laziness? What drives you? You may be surprised as you ponder. I lean toward constant activity. I …

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You Are Clean

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John 13:1-18 Satisfied, eleven men rest. With full stomachs, all seems well. One man has no rest; heart raging, feet shuffling. Satan is in the room. Jesus, unintimidated, rises. His garments fall away by His own initiative. Knowing He has superior power, He reaches for a towel, girding Himself. In the absence of voices, the …

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What does it mean to you that Jesus is alive? How does His aliveness impact you today? As I consider these questions, I am struck with a desire to know the answers in a deeper way.  I know that He’s alive. I know that Jesus is the pinnacle of all Creation, the highest Being, and …

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Many Christians have a negative reaction to the concept of meditation.  Because eastern religions and the New Age movement have embraced meditation, many believers assume that all meditation is ungodly, evil, and dangerous.  Is such a belief consistent with what the Bible teaches, or is this a case of throwing out the baby with the …

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In thinking about Jesus and thinking about America, it’s hitting me hard how un-American Jesus actually is. Even the statement that Jesus is un-American strikes many people as irreverent or rebellious. I assure you I am in no way being irreverent or rebellious. I am an American citizen thankful for where I’ve grown up, the …

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I’ve heard way too many Facebook posts begin with “I don’t usually talk about politics BUT…” followed by a short dissertation giving someone’s pent-up political polemics and emotional outrage being unleashed seeking the approval of their Facebook crew. I’ve seen my fair share of opinions, rants, gossip, slander and yet also honest concerns and questionings. …

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You shall not take the name of The Lord your God in vain, for The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. -Exodus 20:7 I’ve always assumed the command to not take the name of God in vain meant to not say the words, “God” or “Jesus” or any other …

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I’m not sure if that title got your attention. But I’m assuming it was either the bluntness of the word “lame” or the alliteration of “Confessions” & “Christian”. But righteousness isn’t usually a crowd pleaser. For most of my Christian existence, righteousness had been forever fixated in the chasms of mind as just another one …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 2

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In the previous blog in this series, we looked at Jesus’ own claims to be God.  In this installment, we will look at those in the New Testament who proclaim Jesus to be God. After the Crucifixion, Thomas, upon seeing the resurrected Jesus, calls Him God: Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 1

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While most Christians would heartily admit that Jesus is God, many have never taken the time to study out this idea in the Word of God.  This lack of biblical knowledge on the subject can present a real challenge when such a believer is then faced with someone proclaiming that Jesus is not God.  If …

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Is Faith Enough?

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Living in America, practically everyone you meet will likely tell you that they are Christian.  If pressed for what this means, many will tell you that they believe in God, maybe even that they believe in Jesus.  Does such an assertion mean that they really are Christians as defined by the Word of God?  After …

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The crown of the year is a great time to consider again and meditate on some of the specifics of what we believe. While many are making new plans in the New Year, I like to take the first part of the year and freshly look at Jesus, allowing the revelation of who He is …

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“Behold, God is great and we do not know Him.” These words, spoken by Elihu in Job 36:26, identify the greatest problem of mankind:  we don’t know God.  A.W. Tozer says it this way, “All the problems of heaven and earth, though they were to confront us together and at once, would be nothing compared …

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Truth

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Recently I read every verse in the Bible (210 to be exact) that uses the word “truth.”  I felt like a spotlight had shown upon on my soul, exposing areas where subtle deceptions had crept in. I thought It would be fun to give you some of the highlights. We are to serve God in …

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