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Get To Know Jesus, For Real!

(Adapted from Practical Christianity by V. Gilbert Beers) If we were to ask a hundred people, “What is Jesus like?” We would get many different answers. One person would describe a long-remembered picture of Jesus wearing a sad, pained expression. This person might think of a Jesus who never laughed. Another would think of a painting in with the searching eyes of…

Identity in the Resurrection

As I was thinking of Resurrection Sunday I was reminded about the significance of who Jesus is. In all honesty, my thinking has been influenced by the gospel of John. It is not that I have such profound insight. Far from it. In thinking about the Resurrection, combined with being impacted by John’s gospel, I have been reminded of the significance of…

Non nobis Domine

Every year the news includes some very disheartening, stories. It almost seems ages ago that we were reading about the riots in Ferguson, the missing plane from Malaysia Airlines, and violence in Iraq. And who can forget the Ebola Epidemic. Later, Ferguson got replaced by Baltimore and Iraq got replaced by violence in Chicago. As usual, some people blame God for all…

It Is Better to Receive

People are always looking to find their identity in someone or something. They sometimes try to accomplish this by declaring themselves to be something that, perhaps, they are not. Certainly there is a sense in which self-declaration can be a motivator. Let’s face it. You won’t get very far in life by declaring yourself to be a Loser. In fact, when you…

The True Treasure

Ok so Thanksgiving is past. However, thanksgiving should go on 365 days a year. Of course, I am referring to the holiday vs. giving thanks to God. The truth of the matter is, to know the salvation that comes only through knowing Christ is cause for thanksgiving. Nonetheless, if you have not come to discover the true treasure of knowing Christ, you…

The Blessing in Social Media

I think that one of the blessings of social media is the ability to make connections. Some relationships have been long lost but social media allows those connections to be re-established. It can allow for old friendships to be rekindled. Additionally, it can give people the ability to make new connections. All of these are good things and I have no problem…

Worship is Essential

We should never underestimate the importance and impact of worship. It is one of two major things that we will continue to do in heaven (the second being to praise our God). When David danced before the Ark as it was being brought into the city, it was a dance of worship. And the people did worship indeed, singing, “Sing to Him,…