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The Same?

There are a lot of ups and downs in a life, and the Christian life is no different.  I find a lot of young people have a serious misconception about this simple fact.  They somehow think God is powerful and

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Nullify What?

When you read through the Scriptures do you ever see things Jesus commanded and think, “why don’t we do that?”  Quite often people will tell you tradition has replaced it, but what tradition of man could ever replace one single

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“Be Quiet?”

The Scriptures tell us that we’re supposed to consider others more important than ourselves (Phil 2:3), but most of us have a hard time doing that.  Although we’ve come a long way in accepting people with handicaps or those who

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Cursed Blessings?

On first blush it seems to me that “cursed blessings” is a huge oxymoron; on par with “jumbo shrimp” and “military intelligence.”  On second thought, however, I realize we have cursed blessings all around us.  Marriage (a gift from God)

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The Christ!

Some people will try to tell you that those who follow the Jewish and the Islamic religions are only different from Christians in how we look at a few simple things.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  While I

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Love Deeply?

You may have been too young to remember, but at some point in your development you were probably in love with the people who cared for you. For many, that was mom or dad, or both. Some aren’t so fortunate,

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Two Lies?

When I was a young Christian I thought I could separate my Christian life from the life I had lived for so many years. Around my Christian friends, I would speak of Jesus, and around my other friends I’d speak

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Self Discipline?

I get stacks of mail from young people who are struggling with sins of the flesh.  Recently, one was so bold as to suggest to me that God either didn’t exist or didn’t care about sins like masturbation since He

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Conformity?

When you hear a Biblical truth that really attacks who you know you are inside, is your response a spirit of conformity with God’s desires or a spirit of resistance?  Do you immediately begin to pray to God to help

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“Now Go Away!”

“We love you Jesus.  Now leave us alone!”  While that phrase may seem harsh in it’s treatment of Jesus, I believe it is a good representation of what many (if not most) of those who call Him “Lord” say with

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