Perseverance…

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to do something that I immensely enjoy:  I went elk hunting here in Southwest Montana. I had a great day, right up to the last two hours of the day. In those last two hours we ended up in a pretty difficult situation. My son and I […]

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Making a Mockery of God’s Judgment

“I already know that I’m going to Hell…At this point it’s really go big or go home!” A friend of mine on Facebook saw this bumper sticker while driving around in her part of the world last week, and made a post about it, condemning the idea. This post got me thinking about how many […]

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Personal Application

This morning, as I was drinking my coffee in the living room, I was listening to my wife and children work on their history lesson for the day. They were talking about a “missionary” who went amongst the slaves in the early part of our nation’s history, and preached to them about their need to […]

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Was Paul the Worst Sinner Ever?

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15) Much has been made of Paul’s statement in this verse, identifying himself as chief among sinners. Many use the fact that Paul used the present tense, even […]

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Desire to Sin Without Rebuke…

I have read, with great interest, over the last few days, articles and ensuing discussions centered on sinful behavior. One discussion I have followed has had a recurring theme that seems to be present any time we try to have a discussion about any sin. That theme is: We are all sinners, so don’t condemn […]

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What Are You Worried About?

Recently, my right eye has been twitching. Not just your typical little muscular twitch that occurs now and then, but an aggravating, frequent twitch that sometimes persists for several minutes. A quick perusal of WebMD.com might turn up any number of diagnoses for this malady. In reality, I am pretty sure I know what is […]

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The Time We Have Left…

In Isaiah 38, it is recorded that the king of Judah, Hezekiah, was near to death. In fact, Isaiah the prophet was sent to him by the Lord to declare that his death was imminent and that he should get his affairs in order. Such news must have been quite distressing to Hezekiah! His reaction […]

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Selfless Vs. Selfish

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing […]

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In the News: Was Jesus Married?

There was an interesting article in the New York Times, September 18, 2012, entitled:  A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife. The article begins by trying to establish a contradiction between scripture and history, bolstering the argument by citing an “expert” in the field. Here is the opening paragraph: A historian of early […]

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Why Won’t You Listen?

One of the challenges of teaching the gospel message is convincing people that they need to actually respond to the message that was delivered by God. There are many who are convinced that they have been obedient, but in reality they have failed to listen to the message that God has sent. They are very […]

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