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Noisy Gong

…or clanging cymbal. Have you ever been one of these? Haven’t we all? The point in 1 Corinthians 13 is that things done without love have no power in the kingdom. It does not mean that when we do things without love that we are worthless. It means we are not adding to the forward ...

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You can’t be depressed. You’re a Christian.

I’m a Christian (for almost 40 years). I have a beautiful wife of over 28 years. I have nine amazing kids (yes, nine). I have been blessed beyond measure throughout my 49 years of life. I’m a missionary in a foreign country. 2018 was a tough year. I spent about half of it in a ...

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Ingredients

We are all ingredients. We bring flavor to anything we are a part of. Sometimes we flavor things well. Sometimes we bring a bitter taste to a situation. But no matter. We are a flavor. Sometimes we may be only catalysts or a base into which flavors are added and they add the savory part. ...

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A Peace of Fruit

The problem with this statement is that we only want a “piece” of the fruit of peace. We want just enough to satisfy for the moment. We do not want Him invading too much of our space. We want peace as a temporary salve and not total peace – that exists regardless of circumstances. We ...

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Go to Prison

If you want to set prisoners free, you must go to prison. Christ did. He came here. He was a prisoner in his own body (freely and by design) so that He could be with us and fulfill Isaiah 61, which He said in Luke 4.  If you and I hang around people who are ...

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Boxed Up

For years, we have been boxed up. We have been in a cramped, dark space wondering if this is all there is. We know You, Lord. We love You. We know You have set us free. Free from sin and death. Free to go to Heaven to be with You when we die. And at ...

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