Submission and Greatness

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In religious contexts, submission is often taught as if it had intrinsic value — as if humility and abasement were goals unto themselves. However, submission, like many other generic actions, has no intrinsic value — its entire value being derived … Continued

Life Isn’t Fair, It’s Better Than Fair

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One of the central foundations of Christianity that differentiates it from many other world religions is the fundamental belief that life is not fair. In Christianity, the universe is not conspiring to guarantee you the same outcome as everyone else, or … Continued

Indomitable Like a Lily

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “indomitable” as “incapable of being subdued : unconquerable”. God is indomitable. “Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the … Continued

New Results Require New Beliefs

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If you know the answer how can you fail to achieve the result? Maybe you know you need to exercise more to become fit and stay healthy, and yet you don’t follow through. Maybe you change your diet in hopes … Continued

What “East” Were The Wise Men From?

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Are the details of the Bible’s account of Christ’s life important?  Was the historical reporting of the Bible accurate in relating the facts about Christ’s birth?  Can we believe the more miraculous and supernatural aspects of the virgin birth and the … Continued

Joshua The Divinely Authorized

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Was Jesus’ last name Christ?  Were His parents Joseph and Mary Christ? The answer to both of these questions is “no”. In the original Greek text of the Gospels, “Jesus Christ” or “Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς” literally means “Jesus the Anointed One”, or “Joshua … Continued

Coming Home

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Walking down the Jetway after a long week on the road, I step over the threshold into the cabin of the 737-300 with lightness returning to my step and anticipation waking up in the most basic parts of my heart … Continued

Jesus Was Not A Socialist

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Jesus was not a socialist. When confronted with more than 5000 hungry people Jesus didn’t propose that the state should feed them, He told his followers “You Feed Them” (Mark 6) and then personally manufactured the food himself and gave … Continued

Gratitude: The Ultimate Measure of Maturity

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Gratitude requires contrast. Gratitude depends on awareness and understanding as its foundation and context because gratitude is the organic response to a positive outcome when a negative or less desirable result was possible, likely, or certain. Gratitude is so much more … Continued

Choose Freedom Even When It Isn’t Free

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You’ve probably heard the old saying that “Freedom isn’t free.” It’s most often used to remind us of the sacrifices of the men and women who fought and died to establish our nation and then defend it through the course … Continued

God Didn’t Promise Easier, God Promised Better

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God’s answers are always simple, and God’s answers always work. However… …God’s answers are not always easy, and God’s answers are not always unopposed. The fact is, God didn’t promise that following Him would make your life easier — God … Continued

Down, But Never Out

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Don’t be surprised when the enemy hits you when you are down. One of the key strategies of the enemy is to wait until you are weak, depressed, sad, grieving, angry, frustrated, hungry, oppressed, sick, in a bad mood, struggling, … Continued