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- 03/02/14--02:30: _wrecked
- 10/13/14--01:42: _forgiveness and min...
- 12/20/14--21:53: _3 benefits of repen...
- 01/19/15--06:22: _backwards boasting
- 02/02/15--09:31: _purpose of pain
- 02/08/15--08:55: _living and serving ...
- 04/27/15--07:31: _build up
- 04/05/16--02:03: _What is your respon...
- 06/04/17--04:52: _how the nearness of...
- 02/25/18--00:20: _Stand Firm
- 02/28/18--09:09: _Spurgeon’s Sorrows
- 08/27/18--14:51: _Distorted God-images
- 03/02/14--02:30: wrecked
- 10/13/14--01:42: forgiveness and ministry
- 12/20/14--21:53: 3 benefits of repentance
- 01/19/15--06:22: backwards boasting
- 02/02/15--09:31: purpose of pain
- 02/08/15--08:55: living and serving with others
- 04/27/15--07:31: build up
- 04/05/16--02:03: What is your response to who God is?
- 06/04/17--04:52: how the nearness of God matters
- 02/25/18--00:20: Stand Firm
- 02/28/18--09:09: Spurgeon’s Sorrows
- 08/27/18--14:51: Distorted God-images
wrecked: biblical truths to hold onto when life seems overwhelming Remember summer vacations? What did you do as a child? I spent most of my summers in upper Wisconsin at my grandparents cozy cottage on Alma Lake. I loved it up there. The swims in the spring-fed lake were refreshing, fishing was superb, and fresh […]
A relationship that his been vital to me has been to long-time missionary Marc Blackwell. I first met Marc during my year long church planting apprenticeship in South Africa. By the time I met him he had already been serving overseas for three decades and had been used by God to plant churches from Sarasota, […]
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Repentance. I’ll just come out and say it. It’s a word I don’t like to hear. It’s difficult to talk about. It’s often an awkward topic. It isn’t easy or comfortable or catchy or natural. However, I believe it is one of the biggest things that is lacking in my spiritual life and maybe even […]
The biggest problem in my life and ministry is me. And one of my biggest problem among many is my gravitation toward self-defense or self-justification. I have an inner defense attorney from the firm of Flesh & Associates who is always there challenging the case in my favor. Well, not exactly for my favor. I […]
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The deepest pain we experience is often inflicted by people, especially those who we care for the most. The closer we are to people the more vulnerable we are to be hurt and wounded. Not just physically (cf. 2 Corinthians 11:23-27), but emotionally (11:28-29). People can disappoint, reject, abuse, slander, fail, betray, or turn on […]
Living the others can be difficult. My first experience living with another person was in college. As a freshman, I was preselected a roommate and had no idea who he would be. I was going to share a fifteen foot by fifteen foot room with a stranger. It turned out my roommate was a dairy […]
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You will notice that building projects are going up all over your neighborhood, so it is in your church. Building up never stops, but this is how it starts… Could you imagine getting a personal letter from the apostle Paul? That’s what we peer into when we read the letter to Philemon. By the time […]
Those who have seen God are never the same. The children of Israel asked to see the Lord of Moses, but when they saw the Lord they were afraid and ask Moses never to allow them to see God like that again [see Daniel 10:7-10, Luke 2:10, Acts 9:3-4]. In Revelation 1:9-18, John saw the...
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The last part of Philippians 4:5 says, “The Lord is at hand.” Some take this to mean, Jesus is coming back soon. While that is true, it also means God is present. He is near. It’s when our life is chaotic, when we don’t feel so happy about our circumstances, or when we are tempted […]
We are in a war and it is real. The enemy is relentless. The battle does not get easier with time and it can be exhausting. Yet in the Bible we learn that the battle is not uncertain, the turf is not individual, the enemy’s schemes are not unknown, nor is our strategy a mystery. […]
Is sorrow bad? How does God use sorrow or depression? What does the Bible have to say about sorrow? In his book, Spurgeon’s Sorrows, by Zach Eswine, he colorfully aims to offer realistic hope for those who are suffering from depression. It traces the life of Charles Spurgeon and his own struggle with sorrow and […]
What is the God-image you had growing up? Was God good? Was he distant? Was he passive? Was he mean? Often your childhood God-image you will carried into your adulthood. A God-image can be shaped by your parents, caregivers, authority figures, religious models or experiences. The way these influencers cared for you could have spoke louder than what they taught you doctrinally or theologically about …
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