Monthly Archives: April 2014

Do You Hear Anything?

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows … Continue reading

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Discipline; everybody’s favorite thing

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do … Continue reading

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Running the Race

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our … Continue reading

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A Garden

Today, more than most days, is about a garden.  It was a garden where the great event took place, the event that both confirmed and changed everything, for you see, that garden tomb is empty!  In a sense, our rebirth … Continue reading

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Something Better

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reflections

  This post may not be for the faint of heart: Consider yourselves warned! No, it doesn’t contain gratuitous descriptions of torture, violence or executions designed to illicit guilt, but it does contain a challenge! Why are so many Christians … Continue reading

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“By faith Moses…”

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded … Continue reading

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Priority

By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your … Continue reading

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By Faith

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say … Continue reading

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Active Faith

Chapter 11 of Hebrews is a discourse on active faith; interesting when you consider that it comes right after the warnings of chapter 10 against losing our faith.  As I’ve continued with this blog over the past two plus years, … Continue reading

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