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The Stumbling Block of Offense

Our nephew, Rev. Andrew Burnett, is an intellectually gifted…

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I Can Do What It Says I Can Do- Part II

We have the written Word of God, the Bible, and the Holy…

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Assets of a Christian- Part II: By Faith, I Have God’s Blessings

By Faith, I Have God’s Blessings “Assets of a Christian” –…

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Future Hope

Are you backwards, going forward? The gospel writers give us…

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Quiver Full

All the beds are made, the laundry is done for the day, the…

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Matthew: The Exchange

Matthew didn’t even hear his stylus drop. He had been…

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The Spirit-Baptized Life

What does the Spirit-baptized life look like? Jesus is the…

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The Christ of the Gospels Lives in Us

Paul wrote about Christ living and working in us as…

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Once-Saved, Always-Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved,…

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When Prophecies Don’t Happen

For various reasons, prophecies sometimes don’t happen.…

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Which Day Is the Sabbath?

Jesus says that the Sabbath was made for people’s benefit…

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Enemy Soldiers Torture and Mock Jesus in Matthew 27:27-34

Over six hundred Roman soldiers were staying at the Fortress…

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Saving a Lot: Abram Fights Slave Traders

While Christian theologians today debate whether God demands…

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Once Saved, Always Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved,…

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Building on the Rock

When Jesus knows that his disciples understand enough, he…

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This Is My Body: The Lord’s Supper

Read Mark 14:22-26 Verse 22 The head of the household…

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Slaughtering the Canaanites, Part III: Not God’s Ideal

Why didn’t more Canaanites join with Israel, as did Rahab…

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When Would Jesus Permit Divorce?

In the previous post, I emphasized Jesus’s teaching on…

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Why Did Jesus Warn About Divorce?

Jesus’s followers knew that he condemned divorce; his…

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The Way Up is Down

Scripture ‘They came to Capernaum. When he was in the…

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Selfishness or Self-Responsibility

When traveling by plane, I typically tune out the flight…

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New Possibilities

Read: ‘After John was put in prison, Jesus went into…

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Made for More: Part 2

Lately, I am aware of two influences competing for my…

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Made for More: Part 1

Do you feel there is more to your story than meets the eye?…

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The Crowd Pleaser

Walk with me as I meet my challenge to the people of DSM…

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Jameses in the New Testament

There are three men in the New Testament, closely associated…

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Discipleship and Confrontation

Mark 8:31-32 “the Son of Man must…be killed, and after three…

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I’m Forgiven!

I know a man, who in his youth did some stupid things, for…

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Becoming a World Class Christian

You’ll either be a Worldly Christian or a World-class…

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Sleepyheads

At three in the morning, the hospital corridors were…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Every spring I observe with wonder as new life sprouts all…

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Don’t Jump Overboard!

Jesus had spent another busy day teaching the crowds and…

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Faith – Bring Your Past to Bear in Your Present

Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you…

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Addicted to Productivity

After a lovely weekend trip to a Bed-n-Breakfast with my…

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What Happened to John the Baptist’s Head?

John the Baptist was the son of a Priest, a Cohen. His…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 3: Physical and Mental Considerations

Wesley Teterud says, “A widow’s health is at a higher risk…