A Tale of Two Realms

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay 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 to get too philosophical, but…

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Love Your Neighbor

Image by PublicDomainArchive from Pixabay 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 and show the love of…

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Walk Your Own Path

Image by Jim Semonik from Pixabay 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 has to do with…

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Church Discipline

Image by Couleur from Pixabay 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 about having discipline to complete…

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Mutual Submission

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Our world is full of models of power. Hierarchies rule every corporation and group. It always seems there’s a pecking order. Someone’s always in charge and people “punch up” to gain power. Other people gathering groups to have more power. We’re all about power.…

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Matters of Conscience

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay There are many ways to deal with conflict. Most organizations have a manual that explains how to handle these situations. Because they are so volatile we have to have a plan before they happen, so we know what to do. Human nature tends to do…

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Looking Like Jesus

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. We have many celebrities people want to emulate. When you look at the Bible you find characters you want to be like. We notice certain characteristics about others and we want to be like them. Abraham…

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Spiritual Service

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Many Christians today seem to have an estranged relationship with the Holy Spirit. When we read the New Testament, and even the Old Testament, we see the Holy Spirit doing great things and ministering through Christians in amazing ways. But we don’t see that…

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The Holy Assembly

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When I was in high school there were several clubs based on interests students could join. I was part of our Bible club while I was in high school. I enjoyed being part of it until I graduated. I was actually elected president for two…

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Cowboy Christianity

Image by Devanath from Pixabay American ideals reward the person who pulls himself up by his bootstraps. We are used to society based on individuals. We applaud those who don’t rely on anyone else but themselves. But this is a thoroughly unbiblical perspective. Especially when it comes to the church…

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