Seek Ye First

You will probably find this article difficult to understand if you have not first read about Jesus preaching to a crowd in Matthew 6:25-34, so please do so before continuing past this sentence (don’t worry, it is only a minute or two of reading). Now then, let’s please take a look at the verses in a bit of context. Jesus …

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For Such a Time Like This

I just returned from Family Camp at Diamond Arrow Christian Conference Center. This year, due to COVID, the camp is short-staffed and there was not a lot of activity during the day. However, the weather was great, the scenery majestic, and the evening worship services were inspiring, challenging, and life-transforming! The theme of the camp is mentioned above: For Such …

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Using the Fruit of the Spirit for a Fruitful Relationship

During the pandemic it is safe to say that we have all experienced either being bored of being alone, and/or sick and tired of being in the house with the same people. To ease that loneliness, or just to meet new people, some have joined dating apps. According to an article on Fortune, from March to May of 2020 (the …

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The Fish that Wanted to Fly

Hillside Christian Academy had a ceremony for their 2020 graduating class on Friday, 5/28/2021. This ceremony is a year late because Coronavirus lockdown meant that that class did not get a proper ceremony last year. Below was my address to them. As much as I hope that my words were memorable to my listeners at the occasion, I hope that …

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Shrewd as Serpents, Gentle as Doves

There are couple of instances when we read of Jesus instructing his disciples to use the world’s wisdom for heavenly purposes. We recently read from Luke 16:1-13 in our Wednesday evening Bible Study: Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is …

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Upon The Doorpost

Repetition produces understanding. That is why a musician practices for many, many- MANY- hours before they can call themselves a professional. Or why an athlete has to repeat the same movement over, and over, and over, in order just to be the most competitive they can be. Learning a language, or math, or any skill or knowledge area that requires …

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Persecution and Christianity

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for, in the same way, they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” ~ Matthew 15:11-12 If you’ve looked around you in the past few months, you will …

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The Power of Passionate Patience

In Genesis 15, God promised Abraham that his descendants would be numerous beyond comprehension, that they would be enslaved for 400 years by another nation, and that afterwards they would inherit the land that Abraham was that movement standing on and be blessed. Admittedly, Abraham did have a lapse of faith in this promise when his wife Sara was unable …

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Resurrection Sunday

Every couple of years I use this page to share a few quotes regarding the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope these bless you as much as they have blessed me — especially the quote from Charles Colson! The New Testament writers speak as if Christ’s achievement in the dead was the first event of its …

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What a Difference a Year Makes

Sometime around mid-December, 2019 we started to hear about a new virus that was causing havoc in a region of China. Not much was known about it at the time, and there didn’t seem to be reason for the United States to be concerned. By the end of January, however, things were started to change. The following are a few …

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