Brittle Clay or Beautiful Sculpture

Paul refers to people as “jars of clay” (2 Corinthians 4).  He speaks about jars of clay to remind us that the gospel of Jesus is a great treasure but that when it comes to living in that treasure or using that treasure we are clay.  We are earth that has been molded, yet God […]

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Swimming in the Pool/Cesspool of the World

In your exuberance to explore and experience, the world intrigues you with what is new and you desire to try it.  You are energized by trying out what you haven’t tried before.  What you have done is considered old and normal. Christians embrace the world the LORD created Christians cannot turn away from life and […]

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Realize that Your Faith is Rich not General

Your faith, your relationship with Jesus, cannot remain a general concept in your head or heart.  Your faith cannot remain a Sunday School or even catechism level concept (Hebrews 5:13-14).  Your faith and relationship with Jesus is very special.  Your relationship with Jesus is a pearl of great price, a treasure. When you perceive your […]

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Live YOUR Christian Faith

The first tool to help you fight against Satan’s destructive, twisting, warping nature is to live YOUR Christian faith. Many people as they move into their 20-something years or retain their youth in heart do not realize that their relationship with Jesus and their faith does not hold-over from their parents, relatives, peers, or anyone. […]

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Being Young and Young at Heart

One of the great qualities about being young is that there are so many things in the world to explore – so many things to enjoy.  The future is filled with hope. You want to do it all.  You want to see it all.  You are still intrigued by what is around you.  You still […]

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Heroes with Weaknesses

The Bible has a unique perspective when speaking about Christian heroes – it points out the weaknesses of some of the major heroes of the faith.  A cynical saying is that the victor writes the history – the victor demonizes the losers and aggrandizes and moralizes his victory.  With that in mind, Scripture should have […]

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The Bones of God

In physiology our skeletal structure supports our body. Without our skeleton, we could not stand, walk, or run. Every one of our days has a skeletal structure, bones that support our day. The bone structure, our core, we set up for our day affects our attitudes, motivation, focus, and expectations. Unlike our body we can […]

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The Gospel vs the Mainspring

Because of the sinful nature people naturally follow Satan’s road. Figure one shows the natural road of a person’s life without Jesus and without the Gospel. They are naturally pointed down the road that Satan encourages. The Sinful Nature Spring is Relaxed Also note the red spring at the spiritual junction point. That spring is […]

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Only the Events of the Season have Changed – The Miracle Continues

The month of December contains supercharged days of preparation.  All the decorations and preparations, all the special events, the joy of the children looking forward to opening presents, the beautiful light displays, the music, the great food – all of these supercharge our spirit.  Add to that the fantastic presentations of the LORD’s Christmas Word […]

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When Abraham stood at the Christmas Manger

What would you say if you had the chance to stand at the manger of the new born baby, Jesus?  Stand by Mary and Joseph as they rejoiced in their first born son, and the Messiah who had come?  Stand by the shepherds as they quietly came to the grotto to see the baby announced […]

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