Tag Archives: John 3:16

What Wondrous Love

Are you prepared to let God do as He likes with you? I am prepared for God to: Bless me, Humble me, Give me wisdom, and Use me in His miracles. However, I am not prepared to let God do … Continue reading

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

I only remember what happened after worship on this particular Sunday.   As I was greeting worshippers at the door after worship, a member said he wanted to see me in my office after I finished my farewells.  When I … 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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You are NO god

Most people desire a god who will give them only what they want.  They want a small god! Why limit God to your desires? Many people say to God: “God, be me!  Do what I want, approve what I approve, like … Continue reading

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Unforgotten Yet Forgiven

We have a strange illusion that time cancels sin,  but time does nothing either to the fact  or to the guilt of a sin. (1) The blessing of time is that it dulls and whitewashes the memory of many sins. … Continue reading

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Pure Love, Soiled Love

Love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 We banter around the command to love others as if loving others is the most natural and easy thing to do.  Depending on how … Continue reading

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Should You Confess?

“Confession is one of God’s ways of strengthening us in our faith.” (1) I have always found confession to be a humbling experience.  Thus, when I read Hannah Smith’s declaration that confession strengthens our faith, I took pause. My aversion to confession is … Continue reading

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