Monthly Archives: June 2015

“God Loves You”

I have heard it; you have heard it. Maybe you have heard the phrase coming from the pulpit.  Maybe you have heard it one-to-one from a pastor, an elder in your church, a member who has a strong relationship with … Continue reading

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I’m Getting Personal Now…

One of the most common things that I have heard over the years from teachers, professional and volunteer [as a Sunday School teacher], is that I get more from the teaching than the students do. I have to add something … Continue reading

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Would Pastor Chan Hold You in High Regard?

After commenting on Chapter 2 in Crazy Love for a week, one thing I can say with certainty,  Pastor Francis Chan does not hold Christians who are wasting their lives in very high regard. Some of his comments from Chapter … Continue reading

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“All these people were still living by faith when they died”

Ephesians 2:10  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” You know a major theme of chapter 2 is that we live our lives as if … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

“Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!” Did you catch the way Paul writes these lines in Philippians? Always [my wife gets upset when I use that word but always means “in every instance, for all … Continue reading

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Can You be Big Enough to Accept How Small You Are?

Chapter 2 is not for the faint of heart. I heard someone say that old refrain, “Growing old is not for sissies” the other day; reading chapter 2 is not for sissies. How about that part in the God Movie? … Continue reading

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Where Will You Be? What Will You Be Doing?

Chapter 2 is tough. Thinking about death is no fun, especially your death; my death. No fun. Especially poignant in chapter 2 is the story of the death of Stan Gerlach.  He was delivering a eulogy and spoke the words … Continue reading

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