Tag Archives: grace

Better take a look in the mirror

You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these … Continue reading

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It’s so simple. Or is it complicated?

But (Naaman’s) officers tried to reason with him and said, “Sir, if the prophet had told you to do something very difficult, wouldn’t you have done it? So you should certainly obey him when he says simply, ‘Go and wash and … Continue reading

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Our favorite songs: Amazing Grace

I met James Hill at a monthly gathering of area preachers while I lived in Muncie. Our paths have gone different directions (he moved to Arkansas for a short time while I stayed in the Muncie area), but we’ve been … Continue reading

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Coal, Breakfast with Jesus, and Beauty in Failure

Because it was cold, the household servants and the guards had made a charcoal fire. They stood around it, warming themselves, and Peter stood with them, warming himself. – John 18:18 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden, the Sons of Thunder, and Me

When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them. Luke 9:54 & 55 Earlier, Jesus told his followers that they should just … Continue reading

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Sons of Korah

” However, the sons of Korah did not die that day.” (Numbers 26:11) I’m glad the sons of Korah didn’t die the day Korah and 250 of his followers were destroyed as a result of their rebellion for two major reasons: … Continue reading

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Verse for the Week

I have challenged our church to memorize a different set of verses each week throughout the rest of our sermon series on the Armor of God. After all, if we’re going to use the only offensive weapon that He has … Continue reading

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Donuts, Facebook, and God’s Saving Grace

On June 4, 2009, I posted a status update on facebook, lamenting the fact that there are no Krispy Kremes or Dunkin Donuts in Muncie. You see, it was National Donut Day and these fine establishments were giving away free … Continue reading

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Messy People

There are very few books that I actually read a second time. Once I’ve read a book, it usually goes on my bookshelf and doesn’t get read again. One book that bucks this trend, however, is Messy Spirituality, by Mike … Continue reading

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In the Beginning: But God…

I don’t remember where I heard it, but I’m pretty sure someone told me back in high school the same thing I encouraged the congregation to do Sunday morning: when you see the phrase “but God” in Scripture, highlight it, … Continue reading

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