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God, our Very Special Friend…

The further I went to university, I found myself “specializing” in particular aspects of speech communication.  That is just what happens when one begins advanced study of a subject; it is the common pattern.  What got me to graduate school … Continue reading

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Don’t All Christians Need A Purpose for Life?

I have spent a lifetime in the classroom*.  I have assigned literally thousands of reading assignments.  I have asked countless questions of students about classroom subject matter.  Over the years I grew accustomed to students who weren’t quite prepared for … Continue reading

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Great Faith Begins…with Knowing That We Don’t Know…

As J.I. Packer closes chapter two of Knowing God, he is ready to share his first steps toward knowing God.  He has already delineated four pieces of evidence that someone knows God. People who know God have great energy for … Continue reading

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Contentment…With God?

Contentment… Today it is hard to find anyone who claims that they are truly content.  The definition of contentment is the state of being mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are. Most of the time, many people report … Continue reading

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Be Bold and Show You Know God

The concert was coming very soon and rehearsals were not going smoothly.   I am in the choir and I was supposed to perform with about thirty-nine other singers.  My prayers about the upcoming performance were simple; “Lord, help me to … Continue reading

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The Second Sign…

In the previous post, I commented on J.I. Packer’s idea that if we know God we will have the energy to pray to Him.  It is more than that: we have a need to pray for God’s cause, whether in … Continue reading

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“A sure sign that … we scarcely know our God.”

J.I. Packer has already stated that when people truly know God, they are not worried about their losses in life.  They also do not bear their burdens like crosses, feeling their plight is unpleasant and trudging on, like loyal soldiers … Continue reading

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