Christ in Me

The apostle Paul makes some encouraging and challenging statements in his letters. But none is filled with more theology to address our lives “in Christ” than Galatians 2:20. Paul states that he has been crucified with Christ = he has died to the old life. Then he says he still lives BUT it is Christ Read more

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Crazy

Are you crazy? Are you out of your ever-lovin mind? Are you telling me your entire life revolves around living for Jesus?! So you were “born-again” and now you have committed yourself to actually serve Jesus as Lord of your life?! And you have chosen to be in a relationship with Him that dominates and Read more

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I’m not Afraid

In the 1st century Roman Empire, claiming to know, love, and follow Jesus could very well result in persecution. Christians lost their families and friends. Some had their property confiscated and were blackballed in the community. Others lost their lives. In spite of that, many Christians continued to confess the name of Jesus as Savior and Read more

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Closer

A noble goal for every Christian is to be closer and closer to the Lord over our lifetime. There is nothing in this life more fulfilling and that will bring more peace and joy than a closer relationship with Jesus. Rather than just being “religious” and going through the motions, let us pursue a really Read more

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Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

A few weeks ago I shared a sermon by Haddon Robinson. Several of you made positive comments about his lesson so I decided to share another one today. It is a very moving message on staying poor in spirit as we acknowledge we are sinners in need of God’s mercy and grace. Read Luke 18:9-14 Read more

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He Lives in Me

You have been such good boys and girls that I decided to reward you with a toe tapping, biblical, bluegrass song. The lyrics say it all – “Christ lives in me”. The apostle Paul writes, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and Read more

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Hills and Valleys

Excellent evidence of spiritual growth in our lives is when we stay close to the Lord in good times AND in bad times. Most of us, prior to becoming Christians, never included God in our accomplishments and victories – He never even came to our minds. But, when we hit rock bottom and we were Read more

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If I Don’t Have You

What do you call a person who has everything this life has to offer but does not have a salvation relationship with Jesus? Answer: LOSER! If a person has no relationship with Jesus because they are heavily invested in this life, they are of all people most to be pitied. Speaking on discipleship Jesus says, Read more

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My Savior, My God

How can a lamb be a shepherd? How does the almighty, omnipotent God end up in the most powerless place on the planet: nailed to a cross?! How in the world does God even become a man?! Moreover, WHY in the world would God even want to become a man?! I mean, a human might think that Read more

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Sacrament of the Assembly

I listened to an excellent bible presentation this past week while out running around the neighborhood regarding the Sunday public assembly. It was hosted by Remnant Radio, and the title of the lesson was “Sacrament of the Assembly”. John Mark Hicks from Lipscomb University expounded on the presence of God in our Sunday assemblies. If Read more

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There Will Be a Day

Erica looks up at the ceiling from her hospital bed in total despair with no hope. Her body hurts so bad that if someone just touches her arm with their finger it causes excruciating pain. The medical professionals have run multiple tests but are having trouble diagnosing the source of the problem. After several days Read more

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The Love of God

Imagine, figuratively speaking, stabbing your best friend in the back. That’s what Peter did when he denied knowing Jesus during His arrest. Imagine, during the worse time in the life of Jesus, as He began His journey toward the eventual cross, one of His closest friends denied even knowing Him. It also turned out to Read more

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Purer in Heart, O God

One of the most cutting statements I’ve ever heard as a Christian came from an unbeliever who spoke honestly from his observation of people he knew who called themselves Christians. He said, “The main difference I see between Christians and non-Christians is that Christians go to church on Sunday.” That is a sad commentary on Read more

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Lamb of God

“Some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers received Him with slaps in the face” (Mark 14:65). During a recent morning devotional, I camped out on a verse I’ve read 100 times over the years. I slowed down and read it over and Read more

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The Core of My Addiction -2

I like the message of the song The Core of My Addiction by Fireflight so much that I decided to write another devotional about it. May the force be with you also to be greatly moved by the biblical message of this song. I am speaking of the force and the attraction of the love of Read more

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