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Archive for the ‘God’ Category

Into the Great Unknown

April 8, 2014

Fear is debilitating. Fear holds us back and keeps us from the work of God. Fear squashes faith. Throughout Scripture God continually tells his people, “Do not fear.” God understands what fear can do to human beings and he wants his people to live by faith rather than fear. One of our greatest fears is […]

Mending the Cracks

March 4, 2014

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will […]

Law, Land, and Loyalty: A Study of Deuteronomy 4:1-8

December 16, 2013

And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor […]

A Prayer By Clement of Alexandria

December 11, 2013

Be kind to your little children, Lord: that is what we ask of you as their Tutor, you the Father, Israel’s Guide; Son, yes, but Father as well. Grant that by doing what you have told us to do, we may achieve a faithful likeness to the Image and, as far as is possible for […]

God Is With Us

December 10, 2013

We live in a volatile world, a world that is constantly changing. Borders change. Economies change. Climates change. Governments change. How we take in knowledge changes. We live in a world that is constantly evolving and this makes many of us uneasy. Some of us may enjoy minor changes from time to time, but most […]

Getting To Know Grace

November 27, 2013

What is grace? Grace is the fact that God does not give us what we deserve. He treats us better than we deserve to be treated. He blesses us even when we deserve to be cursed. He gives us life when we deserve death. Our salvation is only because of God’s grace. Paul puts it […]

The Power of Prayer

November 2, 2013

This week my four year old son, Jackson, has been praying for rain every night and twice we have woken up and it has been raining. Each time I have taken him to the front door, reminded him what he prayed for, and showed him the rain. He said, “God answered my prayer!” He was […]

What Parenting Can Teach Us About Christianity

October 17, 2013

After being a parent for nearly five years now, I have come to realize how much in common parenting and Christianity share. Since we find parenting metaphors used throughout the Bible this should not come as a big surprise. We are children of God. God is our Father. We can read about these in Scripture, […]

The Power of Story

October 10, 2013

The Bible is not just a book of facts, it is a book of stories. One story after another fill the pages of Scripture. All these smaller stories add up to tell one big story, the story of a loving God who deeply cares about humanity. Every story is meaningful. Every story is human. The […]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

October 9, 2013

Have you been tempted lately? The more we pray and the more we trust in God the more likely it is that Satan will tempt us. In Jesus’ life Satan comes after him immediately following his baptism. In the book of Job Satan went after a man who was “blameless and upright.” We might think […]

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