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Guest Post on “Holding to Truth”—Faith: What It Is and How To Get It

August 2, 2012

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Here’s a great blog I’m subscribed to. “Holding to Truth in Love.” Some good friends of mine manage and write for it. They just posted a short article I wrote for them about “Faith.” Check out the blog and look for my article at http://holdingtotruth.com/2012/08/02/what-faith-is/. —

30 Things Every Christian Should Remember

October 27, 2011

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To remember,   to bring to mind,   to consider… Why Our Memory is So Important The journey of our Christian life is the transformation of our soul. On either side of this transformation, there are two bookends. First, we recieve Christ. This is the beginning, the salvation of our spirit. At the end of our Christian life is our […]

6 Ways to Experience the Christ in You

August 29, 2011

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She was only twelve. But the illness was too much. Her father begged the man to come and do something, to raise her from the dead if he could. Desperate fathers do desperate things. Jesus came, but as He was passing through a crowd, a woman saw Him. She pushed her way towards Him and was able […]

The Missing Link to Growing in God: Knowing His Eternal Will

July 14, 2011

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I’m starting to realize something about spiritual growth. I Can’t Skip Steps. In college, I had prerequisites for every class. If I took a class without taking the prerequisites, I’d fail. The same is true for my spiritual growth in God. For example, I was never be able to deal with my sins or deal […]

Why You Should Judge A Book By Its Cover

June 23, 2011

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I have a confession to make. I objectify books. Yes, yes. I know it’s wrong. I’ve heard all the rules about books and their covers, but, there’s just certain parts of books that I can’t not love. Take a book you’re reading, flip it over or open the dust cover. Find the publisher’s blurb. That’s […]

72 Precious Words that Define Our Personal Relationship with God

May 2, 2011

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So often, my relationship with the Lord is like a text message conversation— intermittent, abbreviated, and distant. How many of us need our personal relationship with the Lord restored? When I say “relationship,” I mean a romantic one. Just us and the Lord. The only way to cultivate such a relationship is  by spending time with Him. […]

10 Words From Augustine to Make Talking About God Enjoyable

April 27, 2011

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This is a continuation of my previous post on Discerning the Truth. “In essentials unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” Written by the church father Augustine, oft quoted by John Westley, re-quoted recently by Hank Hanegraaff. The Christian world is rife with religious debate and schism. These ten words can turn talking to other Christians […]