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Short devotionals or expository commentaries about scripture, culture, spirituality, or anything else!

Pastor’s Bookshelf: Sanctification

Sanctification is an essential aspect of the life of a Christ-follower. Romans 6 makes this truth abundantly clear. A.W. Tozer said, “The Holy Spirit never enters a man and then lets him live like the world. You can be sure of that.” Charles Spurgeon said, “If he gives you the grace to make you believe, […]

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Four Attributes of Scripture

Four Attributes of Scripture  There are four attributes that are helpful to observe and recognize about the Scriptures. These attributes are the authority, perspicuity (clarity), necessity, and sufficiency of the Scriptures. These attributes help us to develop our understanding about the character, attributes, and nature of God and His purpose of the Scriptures. Moreover, they […]

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Asking from God in Prayer

Philippians 4:6 tells us to bring our requests to God. God delights when His children come to Him and ask. But what about when God doesn’t answer my prayers. I’ll have to let you know when that happens! God always answers prayer…every time! To be fair, we don’t always like the answer. But we can […]

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Quick Study: Theophany Part 1

Jonah, chapter 1 I often hear people say that they prefer the God of the New Testament to the God of the Old Testament. Hmmmm. First of all, it’s the same God. Second, while I think I understand the perspective of the statement, I disagree with it. For example, the God we meet in the […]

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Quick Study: I can be anything?

My parents were pretty typical regarding wanting the best for me. They gave me all of the old cliché advice / wisdom: There’s no free lunch out there, young man. No one is going to hand you anything in this life. Stay in school. Don’t do drugs. Hard work is its own reward. You know….stuff […]

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Quick Study: Happiness & Joy

As I inch towards 30 years in vocational ministry, I ruminate on questions asked of me. One question that I get asked most often is, “Don’t I deserve to be happy?” The answer is simple. No, you don’t. None of us deserves to be happy. Usually the people who have told us our whole lives […]

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Quick Study: Why?

Think through something with me: Why do you do what you do where you’re doing it? Could you be doing what you do somewhere else? Could you be doing what you do for another employer? The answer to both questions is, “yes”. So, right now, in this season, at this point in your life, in […]

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