Holiness Matters for Today

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay This is the final post for the Holiness Matters series. We have finally arrived. We have covered a wide range of areas holiness touches. Not one part of our lives is unaffected. Many Christians continue to struggle with fleshly desires, temptation, and sin. They…

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Living in Victory

Image by Elmer Geissler from Pixabay Some Christians don’t believe holiness is attainable in this life. So they don’t strive for holiness. Others relegate holiness to a scholarly, academic discussion. But the Bible calls us to be holy is the Lord is holy (Leviticus 11:44-45; 1 Peter 1:14-16). If God…

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Stand for Jesus

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Christians live in a world God created to be good. But sin and wickedness have marred and tainted His good creation. How do we live amongst others? Our attitude must be the same as Jesus’ attitude. Above all we must present ourselves as holy before…

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Nine to Five

Image by bridgesward from Pixabay Most people struggle with their jobs because they are in a dead-end job or aren’t doing what they want to do. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Bible lays out God’s principles for our work ethic. Some people are good at building…

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God’s First Institution

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay 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 marriage. But when couples come…

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When In Rome

Image by Kookay from Pixabay 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 world. The Bible is clear…

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Not Your Friends

Image by John Hain from Pixabay 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 you could try to…

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Make the World Go Round

Image by Jose R. Cabello from Pixabay 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 fulfill the letter…

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God’s Image

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 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 since my paralysis. I’m…

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Honor Your Parents

Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from Pixabay 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…

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