Author Archives: Jonathan Srock

2 Separation Principles

When I was in high school, many of my fellow students looked to me as the perfect Christian. I was the Bible Club president for two years. Many of my lunch periods ended up as theological conversations and Bible question … Continue reading

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Models for Prayer

It isn’t easy to pray for long periods of time. I get distracted by the slightest sound or change. My mind wanders as I try to think of the next thing to pray. Forget about praying for a solid hour. … Continue reading

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You Can Be Holy

Within Christian circles I have heard people debate about the possibility of living a holy life. They suggest that it is impossible to stop sinning for a long period of time. Even if we manage to not commit sin in … Continue reading

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5 Powerful Prayer Principles

Many Christians and churches focus on prayer at the beginning of the year. I want to talk about the Lord’s Prayer in this “Praying God’s Way” miniseries. Even though it’s called, “The Lord’s Prayer,” it is the model prayer the … Continue reading

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A Holy God

We’ve been talking about holiness for a while now. But before we can practice it ourselves, we need to know that it is one of God’s attributes. This makes it even harder for us to comprehend and practice it. How … Continue reading

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20/20 Foresight

It seems this year has gone by so fast. As another year fades into the background, most Americans focus on the future. We want to know what’s coming next so we can prepare for it. Our national culture “bakes in” … Continue reading

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Road Rules

Everyone wants to live life successfully. One of the hottest topics in self-help circles is learning life hacks to make everything easier and simpler. There are general and specific hacks we can apply for an edge. But we seek God’s … Continue reading

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Unto Us… Immanuel

Water crawled through the small stream, giggling and swishing as the king sat on a log, thinking of the hard decisions ahead. The kingdom looked good on the outside, but the dangers that lie ahead could destroy what everyone knew … Continue reading

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7 Power Moves Against Temptation

It’s one of the hottest topics in Christian circles. Preachers are always talking about temptation, desires, and sins. You get all types of teaching on the subject. On the conservative side, preachers and teachers are almost apocalyptic, telling you it’s … Continue reading

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7 Christmas Character Traits for the Whole Year

It seems everyone loves the Christmas season. I always joked with my congregation that we want a white Christmas but we don’t want to see snow any other time during the year. Whether we allow the world to hijack Christmas … Continue reading

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