Facing Opposition

Do not be mistaken or surprised. You will face opposition. You will experience struggle. You will face tough choices. You will walk through darkness, challenge, and fear. You will experience defeat, set backs, and obstacles. You will have hard times. Jesus said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart,

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Is God Dead?

  It’s easy to believe in hindsight that the prophets in the Bible spoke the truth about events that have now taken place.  For example, it doesn’t require great vision or understanding to identify that, in fact, the original states of Israel and Judah were eventually conquered and their people taken into exile as foretold. 

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The Reality of God

In the modern world it has become acceptable to believe that nothing is really real, and so everything is acceptable. Movies and television portray fantastic beasts and fictional circumstances with such clarity and conviction that the common observer enjoys relaxing their skepticism, giving in to the willing suspension of disbelief, and experiencing the world of

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Every Sunday Morning

Every Sunday morning at 9:30AM you’ll find me at 6315 Sykesville Road in Eldersburg, MD setting up for the Creation Springs Church 10:30AM weekly service. We put out a sign.  We set up chairs.  We hook up the sound system and put out the coffee and muffins.  We put Bibles and bulletins on the chairs.

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Life is Short. So Live Well.

Life is short. Too short to waste time. Too short to hate. Too short to live with regret. Too short to give up. Too short to give in. Too short to accept defeat. Too short to spend it pursing things that don’t last. Too short to resist, reject, or obstruct the God given destiny that

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Miracles: Fact or Fiction?

Jesus healed the blind, the lame, the deaf, the mute, the sick, the possessed, the addicted, the broken, the fearful, the anxious, the diseased, the hungry, the poor, the thirsty — everyone who asked, who came, who touched, who listened — everyone who desired new life received it. But that was long ago and far

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Changing the Conversation

Matthew is perhaps most famous for writing one of the four gospel accounts about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Not only did Matthew write what would end up being one of the four authoritative, preserved, and passed down accounts of the life of Christ, Matthew was also famously one of the original twelve

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True Love is Eternal Life

“Three things will last forever — faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13 What is love, really? Is love a feeling? an emotion? an experience? Is love a thought? a conclusion? a point of view? The apostle John summarized it this way, “God is love” –

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It’s Good News

It’s good news. It’s not bad news. The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news. Salvation, healing, restoration, blessings, abundance, peace, fulfillment, joy, and success are all good news. Jesus conquered sin and death once and for all, granting every person the guaranteed opportunity of eternal life with Him. And, what’s more, Jesus said He wasn’t

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The Ignorance Dilemma

The problem with ignorance is that often you don’t know you have it. There are the things you know about yourself.  There are the things that others know about you.  And there are some things that only God knows about you. In the same way, there are things that you know about reality more broadly.

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Embrace the Mess

Life is messy. People make mistakes.  People make poor choices.  People sin. The fabric of life is corrupted, interrupted, mixed and confused with messages, lies, misinformation, destructive paths, dysfunctional interactions, harmful experiences, and brokenness in indefinite variety. The tapestry of your own life is not yet complete, but already as you look over the work

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Do It Because You Want To

God does not want your unwilling obedience. If you believe your religious adherence to certain behaviors, practices, rituals, or beliefs is saving, think again. Salvation is a matter of your heart, your soul, your mind, your identity, your whole self being remade in the image and likeness of God — being born again to new

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