Category Archives: Insight

A Forever Friend

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 One harried Sunday … Continue reading

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Fear Keeps People in Boxes

E. Stanley Jones makes the point that Christians are people of the long view. By long view, he means that we plan not only how to live today, but tomorrow and for eternity. Our big enemy in long-view planning is … Continue reading

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God Takes Specific Interest in Nobodies

God chooses nobodies – if ever there was good news for humanity, this is it. Continue reading

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Humility and Pride: Two Responses to the Cross

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Humility acknowledges the sufferings of Jesus and accepts that He suffered for us. Pride glosses over His sufferings and refuses to think about them. Humility acknowledges that only the cross erases sin. Pride says, “There are many ways to holiness. I’m not … Continue reading

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Developing Tough Faith

Tough faith loves God when it can’t make a list of how He blessed me today. Tough faith believes in spite of unanswered prayer. Tough faith trusts when the evidence is stacked against it. Continue reading

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The Troubling Trend to Label Christians as Bigots

      I’m troubled by the trend to brand Christians with derogatory labels – bigot, hater, racist, homophobe, Islamaphobe. This trend is even more concerning when we hear these terms used by political leaders who should know better. In my circle of friends, there are … Continue reading

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Praise: Always in Season

Oh, that everyone would praise the Lord for his loving-kindness, and for all of his wonderful deeds. Psalm 107:8 Are you struggling today with difficult circumstances? Have you been praying yourself sick over a matter that never seems to get better? … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Hand?

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What’s that in your hand? This is the question God asked Moses at the scene of the burning bush. Moses, a shepherd, happened to have a staff in his hand. “That’s what you’ll use to show Pharaoh my miracles and wonders,” … Continue reading

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Finding God’s Plan for Your Life

After crossing the lake from Galilee, Jesus came face to face with a man who was troubled by so many demons that he ran naked through tombs and graves cutting himself with stones. Jesus ordered the demons to leave the man. They did. … Continue reading

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It’s okay to say NO – even in church

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Many sermons manage in one way or another to relay the subtle (sometimes not so subtle) message that the people in the pew simply aren’t doing enough and anyone who is doing enough isn’t doing it well enough. These types … Continue reading

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