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Are We Becoming Comfortable With Compromise?

In Matthew 12:35-47, Jesus encouraged living in a state of watchfulness for His return. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. A wise follower of Jesus will live his or her life in such a manner that at no time will the Lord’s return catch them in an embarrassing, compromising or even …

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What You Can Learn From My Spiritual Limp

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched. And he was limping because of his hip. –Genesis 32:24-25, 31 NIV My dad walked with a lifelong limp as the result of a …

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Is Hell Just Fake News?

If someone actually died and went to Hell, then came back to share his ordeal, would you listen? Better yet, would you believe it or just consider it a disconnected dissonance without his subconscious mind and perceived sense of judgment? With all the crazy and fake stories floating around, how could you prove his story’s accuracy? Even if it was …

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When You Hide Your Past Because Of Shame

The shame that came with getting divorced got so bad that I hid it from new people I met. I moved from Chicagoland to Texas for a new job. I didn’t know a single soul. I figured this was my chance to get a fresh start. When people asked me if I’d been married before I changed the subject, pretended …

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God Wants to Know: Part 4 – Where Have You Been?

When he went in and stood before his master, Elisha asked him, “Where have you been, Gehazi?” (II Kings 5:25) No matter where you go, God is there. Jonah could not outswim God. Paul ran into God on the dusty Damascus road. Even King David pondered the inescapability from God: Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I …

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My Fascination With Sin

I do not understand our fascination with sin. Why are we so prone to dabble in it, excuse it, accept it or hide it? Why do we not loathe it, avoid it, fight it and expose it? Instead of quickly adopting some new “trend” of the world, why don’t we (as Christians) heed God’s instruction? “Come out from among them …

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