Category Archives: Holiness Matters

God’s First Institution

This entry is part 140 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

It’s one of the hardest relationships I have had to counsel as a pastor. Some pastors are well prepared and have great experience counseling marriages, but that’s not me. I have never been married, so I am an observer of … Continue reading

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When In Rome

This entry is part 139 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

There is a lot of unrest around our country right now. It seems every authority structure is being challenged. No one trusts the people in authority. So we ask the question of how Christians deal with the authorities of this … Continue reading

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Not Your Friends

This entry is part 138 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

We have all kinds of relationships that we must balance. There are close friends who treat us well. Enemies are a whole different matter. They are not on your side. You could have a scorched-earth policy with your enemies. Or … Continue reading

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Make the World Go Round

This entry is part 137 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

Most people know the Ten Commandments, even if they don’t know them in order. We strive to follow them but for many they become rules from a Lawgiver from long ago. Others may turn to legalism in an attempt to … Continue reading

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God’s Image

This entry is part 136 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

I love to make images through art. I tried my hand at drawing when I was younger. When I was in high school I had the opportunity to make pottery. And I have recently picked up painting with my mouth … Continue reading

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Honor Your Parents

This entry is part 135 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

In my pastoral ministry it’s one of the toughest subjects I address. How do families get along with one another? When I was pastoring my church in Shillington, PA I was a youth pastor as part of my portfolio there. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Realms

This entry is part 134 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

The naturalist view now touted in universities and many scientific communities ignores, downplays, or rejects the idea of a spiritual realm. They hold that only what I can experience with my senses exists. Naturalism demands empirical evidence. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

This entry is part 133 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

How do you see yourself in this world? For some Christians it is a hostile place filled with persecution and people who cause trials for them. Other Christians say it is a mission field where they reach out to others … Continue reading

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Walk Your Own Path

This entry is part 132 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

Before I was paralyzed I really enjoyed running. My high school didn’t have any track and field sports. I didn’t do it as part of a team. And I wasn’t the best runner out there, but I like everything that … Continue reading

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Church Discipline

This entry is part 131 of 140 in the series Holiness Matters

It’s one of the most avoided subjects in church discussions. We don’t want to talk about it because we don’t know how to deal with it. How strict should we be when a believer needs discipline? We are not talking … Continue reading

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