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February 8, 2012

Do you fight your sin?

The following admonition from the Puritan John Owen should stir your soul to fight sin. Indwelling Sin Not Only Abides, But Is Still Acting “Sin does not only still abide in us, but is still acting, still laboring to bring forth the deeds of the flesh. When sin lets us alone we may let sin […]

February 3, 2012

Are you a male or a man?

Being a man is about more than being male.  In other words, while one can be male, one can very easily never really become a man.  To become a man is to take responsibility, to be a gentle leader, to be both tough and tender.  It is to assume the kind of authority that makes […]

February 3, 2012

Jesus came to save hypocrites

Richard Steele (1629-1692) a puritan preacher from Chesire England had this to say about hypocrisy: “An upright saint is like an apple with rotten specks, but a hypocrite is like the apple with a rotten core. The sincere Christian has a speck of passion here, there one of worldliness, and there one of pride. But […]

January 29, 2012

Martin Luther and The ESV

Next weekend, we will be rolling out new ESV Bibles at our morning service.  The ESV is short for English Standard Version. This version has been around since 2001 and has made giant strides in offering its readers an accurate translation of the Bible in highly readable and artistic language. This is a short description […]

January 24, 2012

Thoughts from C.S. Lewis

I’ve been enjoying re-reading parts of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Here is an insightful excerpt from page 205: “I find I must borrow yet another parable from George McDonald. Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is […]

November 9, 2011

Thoughts on Mark 9

Stunned by the Father’s words to Peter, James and John: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” Sweeter words were never spoken. What gentleness the Father uses in teaching his children. Far from an indictment, this is an invitation. Will you accept it? If you are wondering if Jesus is worth listening to, read […]

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