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Articles on Christian subjects and theology

Touching History

In September 2012, I had the opportunity to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in person. I love being part of a church that has an interest in God’s Word. I pastor a church that places a high premium on studying … Continue reading

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Praying to Align with God

This entry is part 4 of 22 in the series Prayer Models

The cares of life overwhelm us many times. Our trials and troubles are too numerous to count. Americans are some of the busiest people in the entire world. And the stress is killing us. We can’t sleep at night or … Continue reading

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Start Prayer with Praise

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Prayer Models

One of the three actions that pastors teach every Christian when they become a follower of Christ is to read your Bible, pray, and attend a Bible believing church. But nobody picks up their Bible and is an instant scholar. … Continue reading

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Models for Prayer

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series Prayer Models

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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5 Powerful Prayer Principles

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series Prayer Models

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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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 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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5 Truths About Christmas

One of the greatest things about Christmas is that it highlights the truth in our hearts and lives. It’s hard to get away from the truth when we celebrate Jesus coming into the world to expose the darkness and the … Continue reading

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From Darkness to Light

As we enter the Christmas season I want to focus on a prophecy about Jesus that was true at the moment of incarnation at his birth and also at the beginning of his ministry. One of the greatest images in … Continue reading

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Overjoyed

We’ve been talking about the four pillars of Thanksgiving this month. But the fourth pillar is my personal favorite. The process of thanksgiving, of learning how to be thankful for all things that God does in our lives, begins with … Continue reading

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