Christian or Christianized

The struggle with being a Christian in a secular world is very evident wherever you live. Some denominations and religious groups have totally removed themselves from society and essentially walled out the world from their community while other have gone to the other extreme and incorporate worldly music and practices into their worship and culture. […]

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Searching for Validation

A lot of us find ourselves fighting with someone to get them to understand our emotions or our reasons for feeling a certain way.  We spend hours and tear wrenching hours for that matter trying to get our thoughts across to someone else, just trying to get them for once to say that they understand […]

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Being Right and not Arrogant

When we make statements such as “People who think this way are ignorant” or “All who believe this are stupid,” we are putting a whole entire people group in judgment.  There is a big difference for what you or I believe and who a person is or is not. Let me give you some examples […]

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February 28, 2014

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Stopping a blessing

Numbers 13:31-33 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are […]

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Struggling with sinful pleasures

This is a shortened version of how I explained this topic for the past 20 years. When you are born you basically are handed a sheet of paper on which to write fun things, these are things that you find enjoyable and pleasurable. At birth, Satan has already written some things on it. Your friends […]

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February 17, 2013

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Counting the cost part 1

I am convinced that many Christians fail themselves by not counting the true cost of following Jesus. We get to a comfortable place in our walk with Christ and just stop right there because we begin to realize the cost and it gets too hard to press on. It is much easier to become a […]

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January 15, 2013

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Christian education

Shame on us for making our pastor constantly nurse us with milk! We need to be out developing disciples not sitting in the church just waiting for our next sip of milk! God is not pleased! We have the opportunity to finally get away from the milk and get into the meat. How dare you […]

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January 1, 2013

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College Students

(I wrote this to one of my friends who is just now entering college.  I thought it was good to share with others.) College is the place where you will do your most maturing. You will find out how right your parents and other adults were with the things they were trying to tell you. You […]

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January 1, 2013

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