Category Archives: Humility

A Halo of Thorns

The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions (1) We tend to believe that the most Christ-like people are those who love others graciously and generously.  A Christian’s love for others, always receives the praise of the world. However, the … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love

“The Bride of Christ isn’t a very good mother!” (1) This is one of those accusations that gets my attention and causes my hair to stand up on my neck.  The charge is clear, “The Church does not take care of … Continue reading

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God Made Me This Way

“God made me this way!” “Really!  Do you really believe God made you a grumpy, self-centered, impatient clod?” … the conversation paused. Now, I would understand if someone who believes in evolution and unintelligent design said this.   I would also pity … Continue reading

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Pride is The Fall!

Pride does not come before the fall.  It is not my intent to dispute the truth of Proverbs 16:18: “Pride comes before destruction, an arrogant spirit before a fall!” I simply want to make the case that pride is THE Fall. Pride assumes that … 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 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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Guard Your Heart

The NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament is not a good place for the faint-hearted or over-confidant. If you dare, ask a Duke or Missouri fan this morning how they are feeling.  Both lost in big upsets to teams everyone was … Continue reading

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