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Don’t be Dutch With Repentance

Some of us are Dutch in more than just name. We like to look for ways to cut corners or buy cheap things to save a dime, but it often doesn’t pay in the long run. We are excited that we found the cheap item, but that excitement quickly turns to discouragement when we have […]

The Passion Week, Personal Reflection, Purposed Treasure

  Passion Week Begins Can you imagine what it was like for the Jews to see Jesus riding toward Jerusalem?  After many centuries, their Savior had finally arrived!  Jews were lining up along the road waving palm branches, laying coats on the road for Jesus’ donkey to ride on (it was their version of rolling […]

You Have A Relationship With Christ?

Have you ever considered what you mean when you say that you have a relationship with Christ? It’s not something we often stop and think about. We all just “know” what the other person is referring to when they say it. Before you say it again, let’s take a moment to explore one large facet […]

My iPhone is Eating My Life!

Once a year, I get the “Most Unpopular Youth Pastor” award when I tell the teens they can’t use their smartphones on the bus ride to camp. “What?! Are you serious? What if I just want to listen to music and chill?” Teens aren’t the only ones who feel like they can’t live without their […]

The Devotion of a Christian

Fastfood Christianity Os Guinness talks about the McDonaldization of Christianity.  “Quantity has conquered quality, efficiency has trumped excellence, and both have excelled at the expense of health…All of life, we are told, can be transformed by the magic touch of the McDonald’s formula so that when we copy the four secrets of ‘the golden arches’ […]

Spend Your Influence

A few years ago, I remember watching “A Christmas Carol” (George C. Scott) and seeing Ebenezer Scrooge walk into his cold house. I thought what does this guy do with all of his money? I know it’s just a made up story, but how do people like him spend it? He looks miserable living in […]

December 25 | Grace: The Dominant Note of Christmas

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. JOHN 6:51   There is no traditional Christmas story about the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of John. You […]

December 24 | Enjoy All the Promises of God

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in […]

December 23 | Our Deepest Need at Christmas

He shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace. MICAH 5:4–5   “He shall be great to the ends of […]

December 22 | Something Worth Singing About

There are priests who offer gifts according to the law. They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. . . . Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. . . .“This is […]

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