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The best spiritual vaccine against deception

Since Coronavirus has been sweeping through our nation and the world in 2020, I thought it would be good for us to look at a deadly virus of another kind—deception—and the best spiritual vaccine we have against it. This “virus” … Continue reading

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Light and the Darkness

As I’ve been reading the gospel of John, I’ve noticed how much he talks about light (16 times in his gospel; 5 times in his first epistle), and this started me on a journey into the significance of light in … Continue reading

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What causes us to abandon all for Christ

Why is it that the gospel message seems to gave gone on deaf ears in our culture? Could it be that it’s not compelling enough to move people from their distractions? I personally think so. I’ve been reading a book … Continue reading

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Understanding the mystery of your significance

Every human heart, whether knowingly or unknowingly, searches for significance and meaning to their life. But living a life of significance comes from a strong sense of identity and purpose, and identity and purpose comes from revelation, and revelation comes … Continue reading

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The startling truth about God’s presence

I posted the first two chapters of Ephesians last time in order to give Paul’s detailed account of the good news that brings great joy. The reason this account is so important is because it not only tells us what … Continue reading

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The good news that brings great joy

The gospel has been defined as “the good news that brings great joy.” I think it would be good to ask, “What exactly is the good news that brings great joy?” As evangelical Christians we might be tempted to blurt … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: Savior of the world – Part One

Jesus Christ is not just savior of the human soul; He’s the savior of the world. He’s not just a personal savior; He’s the savior of the kosmos. But what does the New Testament mean by “world?” And that’s the only … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation matters – Part two

We cannot afford to make Jesus’ life mostly about His death. I believe doing this is one of the major reasons why most people still like Jesus but don’t like most Christians. This sad commentary reveals the difference between the Christian … Continue reading

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God so loved – Part one

Arguably, the most famous verse in the Bible is John 3:16. We see the signs at public events; it’s probably the one verse most Christians can quote from memory. And it should be, because it not only succinctly tells us how to be … Continue reading

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What is our Gospel message?

Is our gospel message “the good news that brings great joy?” Or, have we been preaching something else? It continually amazes me how differently people respond to us than they did Jesus. In light of this, maybe we should re-think … Continue reading

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