Category Archives: Jesus

unforced rhythms

  The Preacher             The air was sultry hot, and the preacher was sweaty and tired, but still full of fire, and he was not about to stop–not until himself got a convert. We were in the assembly hall at … Continue reading

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Attacking the Good Work of God; Reflections on the Unforgivable Sin

    You heard about the man they found on a desert island? He was a strong practicing Christian, and when he showed them around the island and the life he made for himself in isolation, he made sure to … Continue reading

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All You Need to Do

What does it mean to be a good Christian? If you asked me what it takes to be a good baseball player, a good writer, or  a good musician, I could come up with an answer that most people would … Continue reading

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The Trinity Not Quite Explained

  I was sitting with a group of people once, all from different countries, and we were comparing languages. We decided that Spanish started out easy, and never really got too complicated. French, on the other hand, started out very … Continue reading

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New Country People

ROMANS 6:1B-11 1bShould we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?2By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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Could We Be One (So the world would know…)

    SECOND READING 1 PETER 4:12-14, 5:6-11 4:12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing … Continue reading

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The Down Side of Getting Better

So you start that diet, only to find you are now tempted by foods you previously had no interest in eating. Or you want the quick fix for your problems. Or want to test someone’s love. Or you just feel … Continue reading

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