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A Common Word?

A couple days ago I ran across an article, or series of articles, in the Washington Post by Alison Lake. She was detailing her conversion story from Catholicism to Islam. It is a three part series, and the links are below if you want to read them.

Part 1 – Confessions of a convert to Islam

Part 2 – Converting to Islam Today

Part 3 – “Why Don’t You Love Jesus”

I will say just one thing about this author and her series of articles. Continue reading

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The Acropolis of the Faith

I do want to get back to writing soon, but December has been a busy month for me. So, just to get something posted, here is this for you to reflect on…

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, Continue reading

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How Great Is Our God – Part 5

If you were reading this blog back in the beginning of 2008, this will make more sense than if you weren’t. From January 2008 to April 2008, I posted a series of blogs titled, “How Great Is Our God.” The purpose of these was to look more in depth at the attributes of God. Obviously, there are so many, so I want to post another part in this title series. This part is going to look at the Sovereignty of God.

The sovereignty of God is the absolute authority, rule, and government of God in the whole of the reality that exists distinct from Himself. It respects His relation to other beings and to all other being and existence.

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Facing Your Giants

Have you ever seen the movie, Facing The Giants? If you haven’t, I would recommend you watch it. That is where I got the title for this blog, but this isn’t about the movie. This is about facing the giants in your own life.

I am going to define “giant” as something that is unusually great in size, power or influence; something that is daunting and oppressing.

So what are examples of a giant in one’s life? It could be anything like Continue reading

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A Quick Word

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” – 2 Timothy 4:3-4

“…and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

What is “sound teaching?” I would suggest that sound teaching is that which is based on Biblical truth; teaching which is from the Bible – the whole Bible. We can’t omit parts of the Bible because it doesn’t sound positive enough. Continue reading

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Take My Life

Take My Life. It’s a statement, it’s a prayer, it’s a song, it’s a plea. Take my life is a worship song sung by Chris Tomlin. I first heard this song maybe 2 or 3 years ago when I was in college. I was a student at the University of Tennessee – an openly non-Christian school. UT is always on the list of the top twenty party schools in the country. At one time it made it up to somewhere in the top ten. There were fliers posted around campus with the theme of “Let’s make this the number one party school in the country.” Professors would cut class short because so that we could make “happy hour.” Professors would give extra credit for a six pack. Yeah you get my drift. Obviously this school, and the values it promotes, are not Christian. Continue reading

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Cover Me

In my continual search for awesome worship songs, I have another one (see last post). This one is titled “Cover Me” by Bebo Norman. Bebo Norman is an excellent musician; I have liked his music for a long time, and this song is no exception. The lyrics are below the video for you to look at. Enjoy the music, but really take a minute and look at the lyrics. We need God to cover us.  On a musical note, this song has some excellent layering. Enjoy! Continue reading

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With All I Am

I am always on the lookout for powerful worship songs. The song below is by Hillsong, and is titled “With All I Am.” This one really hit me when I heard it just recently. It is funny how we hear something over and over and one time it hits us so powerfully. (HT:MD) Continue reading

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Tear My World Apart

I find myself wondering why or how sometimes I can be so selfish. I have been so blessed in my life. And what do I do with those blessings? Not enough.

I have to ability to see – but I take God’s beauty in creation for granted.

I have the ability to hear – but I ignore what He tries to tell me.

I have the ability to speak – yet I don’t use that faithfully enough to spread the gospel. Continue reading

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It’s Just One Little “L”…! How Hard Can It Be?

Word versus world…you add that “l”, it completely changes the meaning. As Christians, we are called to live our lives according to the Word and not the world. I know from my own experience that this is easier said than done.

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” – Colossians 3:2

“…Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?…” – James 4:4

“Do not be conformed to this world…” – Romans 12:2

“…Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” – Romans 12:9

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Imagine This…

It’s 5:00. It is a Friday night. You are driving home from work. You have the radio tuned to your favorite station. You are caught in stop and go rush hour traffic. Suddenly the music you like listening to cuts off and an emergency broadcast comes over the air. The man says that in a remote village of India they have found a mysterious deadly virus. How about we just call it the “mystery flu.” They state that it has already claimed 30,000 lives in that remote village of India. You brush it off thinking nothing of it. After all, it is just in a remote village of India – nothing to worry about.

You finally make it home to your wife and son. You sit down at the table and have a nice meal with your wife and son, who is 6 years old. Later on you tuck your son into bed, and you sit down to watch the late news. The commentator on the news says that this mystery flu is spreading out of India, and that is has no longer claimed just 30,000 lives, but it has claimed millions. Continue reading

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Creed For The Modern Thinker

I had this posted on my other blog, and I just ran across it, so I decided to share it on this one. Plus, I am still being lazy and unoriginal in my writing lately.

“Here is the creed for the modern thinker. We believe in Marx, Freud, and Darwin. We believe everyone is okay, as long as you don’t hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt and to the best of your definition of knowledge.

“We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that adultery is fun, we believe that sodomy is okay, we believe that taboos are taboo. Continue reading

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