Category Archives: Holiness Matters

Sword of the Spirit

This entry is part 96 of 98 in the series Inquiring Minds

How do we use the sword of the Spirit, our Bibles? Ephesians, where Paul mentions the sword of the Spirit, clarifying that it is the Word of God, is a prison epistle. It was written when Paul was imprisoned under … Continue reading

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The Double-Sided Coin

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

Everybody is concerned about their image. Our culture tells people that they are overweight. Multiple commercials bombard us in the middle of every TV show break touting this weight-loss system or that one. But the thing is that we all … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Holiness

This entry is part 32 of 98 in the series Inquiring Minds

I’ve met many Christians in my ministry that still struggle with staving off sin. They think holiness is the battle to stop sinning. I get question after question on how to stop it. Everyone was looking for a magic bullet … Continue reading

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Character Transformation

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

Every person I know, even the ones who say they are happy with the way they are, desires to change at least one thing about themselves. Just look at a bookshelf of self-help books. They must be one of the … Continue reading

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Growing in Holiness

This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

We are almost two months into the New Year. Many people have a New Year’s resolution that they begin, and by this time, have given up at least one of them. Everyone talks about how to make New Year’s resolutions … Continue reading

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Loving the Journey

This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

It’s amazing how far we’ve come in travel. Just 200 years ago, we were subject to horseback and wagons. But now we have trains, planes, and automobiles. The speed of life has increased because of our travel options. The amount … Continue reading

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7 Rejection Hacks for Christians

This entry is part 28 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

If there’s anything you’ve noticed in the last couple of Holiness Matters blog posts, and perhaps in every one of them, we aren’t welcome in this world. It’s not that everyone we know treats us rudely us or is out … Continue reading

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Soldiers for Christ

This entry is part 27 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

I’m not much of a fighter, at least not physically. In one of my favorite movies about Martin Luther, one of his scholar friends tells the Prince, “Luther doesn’t fight with his hands. He fights with his words.” This has … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

I’ve never been to another country, other than Canada, but does that count? But I can imagine I wouldn’t do so well with a different culture. I had a missionary friend in Bible College who spoke from his passion and … Continue reading

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9 Pilgrim Principles

This entry is part 25 of 32 in the series Holiness Matters

I wasn’t the popular kid in school. I never fit in. If I showed you a picture of me in high school, you’d understand. Legally blind and short. That’s two automatic strikes against me. But I didn’t let it get … Continue reading

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