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the power in the unsaid … Jesus and the rich young man

In some reading last night, I once again discovered the account of Jesus’ encounter with the rich young man and I saw some things with a different insight … consider this passage … And behold, a man came up to … Continue reading

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seeking benefits or the Benefactor?

First off let me issue a little rant warning … seeing the following on a church sign makes my blood boil … FREE TICKET TO HEAVEN – SEE INSIDE FOR DETAILS I mean seriously … Is that what we have … Continue reading

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but what am I saved from?

Most Christians will eagerly confess, ‘I am saved’.  But how many of us can really answer the question … What am I saved from? Most of us can do a pretty good job of answering that question from a hereafter … Continue reading

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understanding temptation

Through six millennia, the objectives of temptation really haven’t changed much.  It all begins at the fall of the author of temptation … How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down … Continue reading

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a salvation tale

For many in Christendom today, salvation is seen as simply a one-dimensional act.  You make a decision for Jesus, you walk the aisle, you say the sinner’s prayer and you are saved.  From there on out you’ll hear folks say … Continue reading

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are you a pilgrim or a settler?

So in this season of Thanksgiving, do we really understand who a pilgrim is?  My dictionary really doesn’t do the definition justice … but this passage from Hebrews explains it quite clearly … These all died in faith, not having … Continue reading

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it is really ALL about Jesus …

The title of tonight’s family devotional was ‘The Gift of Jesus the Messiah’.  As I read the first sentence I realized that without considerable conversation everything I just read went right over my 11 year old grandson’s head … consider … “The … Continue reading

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