Repeal and Replace

The following is an article from Matt Dabbs titled, “Repeal and Replace.”
 
There is a law at work in our minds that must be repealed and replaced. It is a law that doesn’t have our best interest at heart. It is the law of sin that enslaves us to the desires of our flesh.

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The Bible and God’s Glory

The Bible is clear on the benefits of the Bible itself. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” That is plain and simple to understand. God’s Word guides

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Does Patriotism have a Place in the Church?

I saw this question on social media this week. No doubt because this Tuesday we will celebrate our Nation’s birthday. BBQ, flags and fireworks will be in the air. We in this country are proud to be Americans (Lee Greenwood even sings a song about our pride). We may even have ordered new shirts with our country’s colors on them just for the special occasion. Cupcakes and cakes will most certainly be red, white and blue.

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God’s Eyes

One or Two?  Three or Four?  Left or Right?  And sir I need you to read the bottom line of letters all the way across the room that no one can actually read!  Any of this sound familiar?  You likely have heard these exact words (well maybe not the “all the way across the room” one).  Our eyes are important in everything we do.  As a matter of fact, you are using them to read this very article.  However, allow me to point you to another form of eye-sight.  The kind that look inside ourselves, and sees us for who or what we are. 

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I Think

In his article, Why It’s Good to say ‘I think’ when Studying the Bible, Wes McAdams talks about the positive nature of thinking as we study God’s Word.  Thinking is critical when we open the Word.  God’s Word does not change.  When we study, our minds are at work as we thoughtfully weave in and out of His message.  McAdams states:

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Hospitality

The following is an article from Matt Dabbs about how crucifixion and hospitality go hand-in-hand.  Dabbs writes:

“When Jesus told his disciples both that he was going away and that he would prepare a place for them so they could eventually come and abide with him (John 14:1-4) Jesus did not at that time tell them that the road to “going there” was the cross. He said that earlier (Matthew 10) but not in this moment otherwise Thomas wouldn’t have responded the way he did in 14:5. In order for Jesus to go and prepare a place for them the going would take him straight to the cross.


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Unity

Wes McAdams writes about Christian unity in a most excellent way.  In a world that is at war with itself, we must maintain the reality of being unified in Jesus Christ.  McAdams writes:

“ . . . We do not create Christian unity. Unity was created when, “in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13). But even though we don’t create unity, it is our responsibility to eagerly “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).


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A Simpler Way of Life

 

“I just want to go back to Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

“I want to let my little light shine all around the neighborhood.”

“I remember a time then I didn’t have to keep up with the Jones’, I was just glad they lived next door.”


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Junk Drawer

Clean Out That Drawer

 

We have a drawer in our house that has several names. Junk drawer. Catch-all drawer. I don’t know where to put this, so I’ll put it in this drawer” drawer. You name it, if it fits, we put everything in that drawer. Coins. Pens. Pencils. Tools. Papers. Bills. Flash drives. Batteries. Dirty dishes (just kidding), those stack up in the sink.

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Benedict Judas – An Excerpt (by Les Ferguson, Jr.)

After the double murder that shattered my life and the life of my family, I slowly began to heal. I had a lot of help when I chose to see it. God. Family. Friends. A new wife who is my partner in every way imaginable… I don’t remember it, but Becki tells me years ago when we were so young and dating that I talked an awful lot about being a writer. I do remember two paid stints as a weekly newspaper columnist. I remember liking the idea of writing. In the aftermath of my horror, I did begin to write once more–I blogged. Those early days were full of anger

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