When God Doesn’t Stop Me

Why did God allow me to go through that horrendous ordeal?  Why didn’t He stop my father from hurting me?  Why didn’t He stop that drunk from killing my wife?  Why did He allow me to go through so much suffering? Why did He allow me to get raped?  Why does He allow suffering in

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My Labor To Rest

Rest One of the greatest promises that Jesus gives humanity is found in Matthew 11:28-30: Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart,

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Grace & Truth, not Truth & Grace

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.  (John 1:14) Jesus was full of grace and truth.  I believe that God was very specific when He had John write grace and truth. He uses the

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You & Your Thoughts (book review)

I’ve been a Christian now for over 30 years.  I’ve been involved with full-time church work for the majority of my adult life.  If there’s one thing that really irks me about American Christians, especially those of the Pentecostal/Charismatic tribe (of which I hail from), it’s that they don’t think!  We’ve become so used to

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The Cross of Jesus Changes Everything

The Cross is the centerpiece of human history.  By the death and resurrection of Jesus everything changed in an instant.  Death came by one man in an instant through Adam’s disobedience.  Life was made available to all men in an instant when Jesus cried out, “It is finished.”  There was never more a definite statement

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Jesus Offers Overdraft Protection

American Christians today have a sin problem.  Many of you are probably thinking, “Duh!!”.  But our sin problem is not that we sin, but rather that we focus too much on our sin.  Jesus has taken care of our sin problem by dying on the cross and being raised from the dead.  He has overcome

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Framed By Your Past

One of the most profound things that I have learned as of late is the fact that my life, as well as yours, has been framed by the things that we have said in the past. In other words, our present has been framed by our past. The things that we have said about ourselves,

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