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We Are at Risk of “Burnout” in a Short-term Sprint for Jesus!

Heb 12:1-2a, "Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of...

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Replacing Discipleship with Dreaming!

Matthew 28:18-20, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." This passage of scripture has been rightly denominated...

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The Wrath of God

Romans 1:18, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth." There are few theological topics that are more unacceptable to the contemporary, Western world than the theme of the wrath of God. The late Dr. J. I. Packer never spoke truer words than when he said, "The fact is...

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Icons of God

Genesis 1:26-27, "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created the...

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Hebrews 9:27, "And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment" Having reached the ripe old age of 75, I have begun to think more seriously and frequently about my mortality and the two appointments that I will soon be keeping (hopeful not real soon!). These thoughts have caused me to reflect more and more on the "then what's next" aspect of my exi...

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God Has Moved!

John 1:14, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." The Bible records many memorable moves. The day when Adam and Eve were forced to move out of the Garden of Eden was indescribably traumatic and tragic. The day the children of Israel left their homes in Egypt was tru...

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Why Are so Few Christians Asked About the Hope That is in Them?

"But sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that ask you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15 - ASV). "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope" (Romans 15:13 ESV). Has anyone recently a...

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God's Favorite Bible Verses!

Psalm110:1-7, "The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!Your people shall be volunteers In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth.The LORD has sworn And will no...

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Are Only a Few People Going to be Saved?

Luke 13:23-24, "And someone said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them,Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able." One of those in the company of Jesus, as he made his final journey to Jerusalem, asked, "Lord, are there few that be saved? It was the prevalent opinion among the J...

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We Have Lost Our Faith in the Transforming Power of the Gospel

Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Power is the one thing that Rome boasted of the most. Greece might have its philosophy, but Rome had its power. The fear of Rome hovered over the known world that was under the Roman Empire's despotic rule like a dar...

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