Category: Spiritual Growth

Navigating Life

               We all know that sin is out of the question.  When we find ourselves with two choices and one of them is sin, the sinful choice will always be outside of God’s will.  The confusion and dilemmas come at

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What Killed Abel?

  The first murder of all mankind.  It didn’t take long.  Cain and Abel were part of the first family and so soon did wickedness rise up to take a life as Cain slew his own brother, Abel.  For something

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The God who Sustains Me

I have two people come into my office today, both going through an immensely painful period in their life.  They are overwhelmed with sadness and confusion.  The don’t understand why things have happened to them and why God has allowed

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How to deal with People who don’t like You

Jesus loved perfectly, nevertheless, He was hated, despised, rejected, mocked, beaten, and crucified.  God used this suffering to put Jesus in a place of choice.  He could choose to endure the pain or He could have called ten thousand angels

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Violent Christianity

In a religion of peace, there is one place that God has called Christians to be violent.  Before you stop reading thinking I am some kind of wacko-weird guy, let me splain.  In the book of Matthew, Jesus says, “From

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Be Blessed!

Recently this has been on my mind quite a bit.  I have started finishing my letters, emails, and sometimes even my texts with the phrase “Be Blessed.”  I know that some people are thinking already that we are all, as

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The Divine Nature

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so

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The Lost Lessons of Pentecost

Alright you guys…I will admit it.  This one is long, but I am telling you right now, there are lessons to be learned from Pentecost that are life-changing.  Unfortunately, these lessons have been lost to most.  I can promise you

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On the Third Day

Matthew 20:17-19 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief

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Why Did He Sweat Drops of Blood?

Hematohidrosis:  This is the official medical term for the condition Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane.  It is caused by extreme stress bursting the blood vessels near the sweat glands.  The blood is then pushed through the sweat glands. 

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