Category Archives: Faith

Faith in …?

God honors stubborn faith that looks to Him alone. Faith which honors God is honored by God. Faith is not intelligent understanding it is deliberate commitment to a Person! (1) Everyone is a person of faith!  If someone tells you that … Continue reading

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Ask Less, Accept More

In my preaching, teaching, and counseling I tell Christians, “God will provide!” In my personal life, I ask God to provide more. There is a disconnect between my teaching and my living. It makes since that if I trusted God to … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Turf

We’re living here on the devil’s turf. (1) Sport teams frequently name their stadium, arena, court, or field, after a local hero.  We have: Lambeau Field for Packers Coach Curly Lambeau; Wrigley Field for Cubs owner William Wrigley, Jr.; The Dean Dome for UNC … Continue reading

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Whatever I love is my god

This quote by St. Augustine frequently causes me to reflect on what are the things I love. How do you know what you love?  I go by what I grieve losing.  If I am sad to have lost something, then … Continue reading

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God’s Trip to Somewhere Else

Faith never knows where it is being led. (1) This may be our biggest problem with faith, not knowing where it will lead us. While I permit my wife, my administrative assistant, and God to add things to my daily calendar. … Continue reading

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God Speaking to Us Through Circumstances

Today’s post are my preaching notes for my sermon at Kishwaukee Community Church.  If you are at Kishwaukee today, you may follow these notes as I preach.  If you are not at Kishwaukee today, click here to go to our  website on Monday … Continue reading

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What is your experience of God’s grace?

It seemed like a simple enough question, but I was clueless as to how to answer.  I was 22, had grown up in the church, and was at Princeton Seminary preparing for ministry. It was a question which I had … Continue reading

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