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Put on your Armor…

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[13] Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. [14] Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, [15] and, as shoes for your feet, having put on […]

T2 ≈ Thursday Thoughts

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It’s Thursday, so I would like to share some thoughts with you as you go throughout your week.  I probably won’t post something every Thursday, but hopefully this will be the beginning of a ongoing dialogue and time of encouragement for both of us.  This song we sang on Sunday really encourages me… The message […]

Cults & False Teachers- Christian Science

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“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons…” This is exactly what Jesus does in Matthew chapter nine and in the other gospel accounts of Mark, Luke, and John. But some cults and false teachers use the miracle accounts of Jesus to justify their beliefs, and then they add to scripture with their own […]

What about healing & faith?

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Jesus healed many people instantaneously in his earthly ministry. Here are some broader principles on faith & healing in the Bible: This song by Shane & Shane helps me process the suffering that I and others experience now: 1. Evil, pain, suffering, sickness & death are real, and part of life in a fallen world.  […]

Loving One’s Enemies- Impossible, or Just what you need?

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I enjoy reading Rabbi Mark Gellman’s The God Squad column in the weekly paper.  On the topic of, “Loving An Enemy…”, Rabbi Mark says that it is beyond his comprehension: “If you do not hate someone who has savaged your loved ones, who would you hate? Moreover, Jesus’ teaching is not just a command to […]

Having Christ’s Authority, We are Worthy to Suffer for Him

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Jesus gives incredible promises and a message of new life and eternal hope to his followers, however one thing we often forget is that we are also called to suffer for Jesus, if we are truly his people. “Your enemies will be right in your own household!  If you love your mother or father more […]

Full Assurance

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“let us draw near with a true heart and full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.”  Hebrew 10:22 HCSB One of the things Christians often struggle with is the concept of assurance, specifically the assurance of salvation.  Jesus spoke warnings against those who […]

Feeling Entitled is not good for you

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We live in a culture of entitlement, or essentially insisting that we deserve this or that. We go to grocery stores and enter as “preferred customers”, “VIP members”, or something similar that builds our egos. What does all this do to our psyche?  Well, it certainly doesn’t cultivate gratitude, or a sense of dependence on […]

Love your neighbor

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Thoughts on Charity, from C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity: “The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you […]