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Santa Claus or Saint Nick?

Imagine for a moment that ever since you were able to walk, your daddy took you fishing at this huge lake not far from your house. This was a weekly thing. You loved fishing at this lake. As you grew older, this was just…

50/50 Salvation?

How do you explain a total change of heart? How do you explain a personality transplant? How can you explain being passive to the message of the gospel for most of your life, and then, the same gospel message of indifference you’ve heard a…

The Gift of Self Denial

Sometimes the greatest gifts God gives us in life are those that most people would run from. Francis Chan once said, “Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.” What a follower of Christ would see as a treasure from God, the…

Father Knows Best

There are two things in life that God uses extensively as a model to teach us about himself. The first being marriage. What better platform could God have given us where we practice unconditional love, forgiveness, unity, and selflessness. The second is parenthood. God…

Pushing Deeper

Do you ever stop and just fathom how extraordinarily big God is? Just look at the complexity of our own solar system. Scientists have estimated that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies beyond our own milky way. And encased in each of those…

Spiritual Mouse Traps

The subtle messages that are all around us and ingrained within the fabric of our culture are slowly coaxing mindless masses of people into a slow, spiritual death. I heard one pastor remark that modern day culture is Satan’s pulpit from which he delivers damning…

How Did We Miss This?

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2. It breaks my heart to look back at my life three years ago. How I sat under good, biblical…

Faulty Prayers

My children are one of the great joys of my life. But God’s ultimate purpose for blessing parents with children was not first and foremost to heighten our joy. God created the bond, the relationship, and the love between parents and their children to…

Salvation on Deaf Ears

“He who has ears, let him hear.” Matthew 11:15. Christ says this over and over in the new testament. I’m no historian, but I have learned one very interesting fact regarding the culture in Jesus day. In our society today, if we want to…

Not Fair

My two oldest boys love each other, except when they are together. Our four year old Lincoln wants to do everything his big brother Andy, age six does. If Andy is not with Lincoln, he wants to know where Andy is so he can…