Category Archives: Doctrine

Bad Things Happen to Good People

We’ve all seen it. Someone who is sweet, kind and just an all-around good person is in the fight of their life in one way or another. Maybe it’s cancer, or the loss of a child or spouse. Perhaps they lost … Continue reading

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Premillennial, Postmillennial, Amillennial, and 9-Year-Olds

Eschatology can loosely be defined as the study of the end of history—or final events. My nine-year-old daughter Lizzi recently started asking me a lot of questions about what happens at the end of time when the Lord returns and … Continue reading

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God Won’t Fit in Your Doctrinal Boxes

Division has occurred exponentially over time within the Body of Christ for a variety of reasons. Some of it has to do with people wanting to follow one type of minister or leader over another. Other times it has to … Continue reading

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The Church Is Not a Building

It’s funny how words take on different meanings over time. “Bad” used to mean bad but there for awhile at least it somehow meant good. “Cougar” used to mean a large cat. “Gay” used to mean a happy person. “Tight” … Continue reading

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Why Do You Believe?

While I was out on lunch break a few years ago I saw five transport vans going down the street one behind the other and they each were identical with bold, colorful designs and writing on them stating that Judgment Day … Continue reading

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Childlike Faith: It’s a Requirement to Entering Heaven

It is recorded in the gospels that when the disciples tried to prevent little children from coming to Jesus, He rebuked them and told them to let the little children come. In doing this He said, Let the little children … Continue reading

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Ancient Paths – Definitely the Path Less Traveled

I often wonder how radically different our views about what the Christian life should look like would be if we looked through the lens of historic Christianity instead of modern-day Christianity–especially in America. Jeremiah 6:16 says, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand in the ways, … Continue reading

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Is God Enough?

For almost everyone who is a professing Christian, the answer to the question posed in the title will undoubtedly be a resounding “Yes, of course He’s enough!” Perhaps this is how you would respond too and if so I’m thankful … Continue reading

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Are You Weak Enough to Be Used by God?

Most of us like to be thought of as being a “strong” person. Physical strength, mental strength, emotional strength, etc. are the topics of many a best-seller. We do our best to hide our weaknesses and we play to our strengths. … Continue reading

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Who Do You Believe – Parent, Teacher, Friend, Jesus?

In John chapter four we see a very interesting exchange between Jesus and a Samaritan woman. Afterwards she went and told the people in her town all about Him. There is a great lesson to be learned from what happens … Continue reading

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