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

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

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

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

Consider the Consequences

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The Bible says of Abraham that he, “…believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith” – Genesis 15. But was he?  Was Abraham righteous?  Did Abraham believe God? Let’s consider the evidence. God said, … Continued

Following the Way, Understanding the Truth, Living the Life

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As Jesus neared the end of His life on earth, His disciples became more and more concerned that Jesus said He was going to leave them.  They had dropped so much to follow Him, and yet here they were coming to … Continued

Up Close and Personal

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Isn’t it interesting that usually when people talk about absolute truth they speak in generalities?  As if to be absolute a fact has to establish a stereotype and so act as a precursor to prejudice? In this worldview, the believer asserts … Continued

Complex, Flawed, and Victorious

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Every life is a story. Every person is a book worth reading. Every human is a complex collage of influences, decisions, and experiences. So, if you are letting your dark and complex past define you, if you are looking at … Continued

Boldly Declare Grace

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Shame. Guilt. Fear. Judgment. Condemnation. Punishment. Isolation. For thousands of years these have been the prescription for and the expected result of sin. They have been codified in legal systems, embedded culturally in societies, and preached from pulpits the world … Continued