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Pick an Enemy! Will You Do What Jesus Said: Love Them?

Pick an Enemy! Will You Do What Jesus Said Love Them

Roll through your mental index, identifying the kind of person or people group you do not prefer, those you typically avoid? They do things you don’t like. Their attitude, mannerism, behavior, worldview, or [fill in the blank] is not your cup of tea. Perhaps it’s… Continue Reading …

Eternal God Is the Beginning and the End at Once

God Is the Beginning and the End

Did you know that, as you face struggles today, not only does God have a glorious outcome in mind, but He is currently present at what is—to you—the future resolution of your problems? Your life comes to you moment by moment, and it slips away… Continue Reading …

Do Unkind and Unfair Judgments Manage You?

Do Unkind and Unfair Judgments Manage You

How do you feel when inconsiderate people say unkind things about you? If you’re like me, it stings a bit. It’s exceptional for a person to shrug off uncharitable comments completely. In these unsavory moments, sometimes a person will throw up Matthew 7:1—Judge not, that… Continue Reading …

His Money, Her Money Is Not Biblical Common Cents

His Money, Her Money Is Not Biblical Common Cents

What are your thoughts about “his money and her money” in a marriage? Is it wise or unwise? Somewhere in between? As you ponder my questions, please include your thoughts on what a one-flesh marriage means. Perhaps you have heard the cliche about the left… Continue Reading …

Are You Happy? Time for a Post-Christmas Follow Up

Are You Happy Time for a Post-Christmas Follow Up (1)

We express satisfaction about something based on how much we value it. The formula is “value creates satisfaction.” If we don’t value it, we won’t find satisfaction with it. For example, if you have received a long-anticipated or cherished gift, you responded with joy because… Continue Reading …

The Gospel Is More Than a Birth-to-Death Story

The Gospel Is More Than a Birth-to-Death Story

The gospel is more than a birth-to-death story. The life and death of Christ are part of an incredible golden chain that reaches from eternity past to eternity future. The best news of all is that we can enjoy the full benefits of the gospel… Continue Reading …

Are You Generous? Understanding a Theology of Gift-Giving

Are You Generous Understanding a Theology of Gift-Giving

On Christmas day, people all over the world exchange presents. It is a cultural event full of fun memories. I do like many aspects of the cultural Christmas but, sadly, Christmas loses its meaning for many people because of its secularization. For them, Christmas is… Continue Reading …

Dealing with Difficult Relatives During the Holidays

Dealing With Relatives During the Holidays

Loving others the way God loves you can be a challenge anytime, but the difficulty intensifies during the holidays because some family members rub you the wrong way. There are two kinds of people in the world: Christians and non-Christians. Within these two groups are… Continue Reading …

I Will Forgive You for What You Did If You Promise to Change

Forgiveness is only one aspect of the change process. It is not a complete change when talking about repentance, but it is one of the mile markers that lead to change. Understanding the concept of forgiveness is vital because if you do not do it… Continue Reading …

Four Essentials That Authenticate Your Christianity

Four Essentials That Authenticate Your Christianity

Apart from your profession of faith, what is the supporting evidence you have that demonstrates that you are a Christian (John 3:7)? It’s a bold question, I know. But wouldn’t it be worthwhile on this side of heaven to evaluate such a vital matter? While… Continue Reading …

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