Tag Archives: salvation

Don’t Forget to Tell the Kids

Has it ever occurred to you that maybe Santa Claus gets more notice and prominence than Jesus at Christmas time? That the gifts under the Christmas tree get more attention than God’s gift of His Son, which is what the … Continue reading

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Are You a Gambler?

OK, on the surface of it, it may sound like I’m asking for a confession of sin or something, But in this post I’m actually encouraging you to gamble—just, not the way that you may think. I’m encouraging you to … Continue reading

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Being Ananias

Ananias doesn’t get a lot of sermons done about him. I’ve never read a bulletin article about him. I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard of a church named “St. Ananias”. But he played a key role in one of … Continue reading

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What’s a “Salvation Issue”?

Denominational theologians use the phrase in the religious world to try to smooth over the deep doctrinal divides between religious groups. Sometimes even leaders in the Lord’s church have used the phrase in an attempt to avoid splits and divisions. … Continue reading

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It Works Both Ways

The newly appointed manager of a chain of hotels was on his first inspection trip. In the kitchen of one of the  hotels observed a particularly unhappy looking dishwasher. “Cheer up, my good man,” the new manager said, giving the … Continue reading

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Rethinking This Thing About Being Your Authentic Self

There is a lot of buzz today about being our “authentic selves”. It is often used as rationalization for sinful behaviors, and can be heard in the memes of popular culture: ”I gotta be me”, “this is just who I … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Thing for Me?

Deuteronomy 4:5-8 ““See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it. “So keep and do them, for that … Continue reading

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