Category Archives: Christianity

ARE WE MAKING DISCIPLES?

My picture looks like I am happier than my words sound today! I just ran on to a note I made sometime; don’t remember when nor where, but it still resonates with me. Obviously I was disturbed about our “new” … Continue reading

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UPON THIS TRUTH

I’m using a poem written by Bill to emphasize a foundational truth on which to hook our spiritual Monday moorings. We throw out the anchor. In so doing, we hope to point out some fundamentals of the Gospel. Jesus died, … Continue reading

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LIVING WITH JESUS

Back when I taught a class of new Christians, I prepared the following article, which I just came across in some file clean-up. I think it is worth sharing. Jesus tells us to “Go and make disciples…” This advice is … Continue reading

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STICK TO THE BASICS

If you were in a class, Philosophy 102, it would probably not be long before you would be asked questions such as these: what are we here for, where did we come from, what is our purpose, and where are … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATING A SETTLEMENT

The following scenario was from many years ago. It took place when my grandsons were about four and five. Sammy, the younger child, is playing with a little cross. Danny “Pretend you didn’t want it,” as he reaches for it.” … Continue reading

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TAKING ON HIMSELF, THE FORM OF A BABY

Ah, Sweet Mystery! According to I Cor. 4:1,2 we are servants and stewards of the mysteries of God. I Tim. 3:16 says that one of those mysteries is that Christ appeared in the flesh. He could have appeared in the … Continue reading

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THURSDAY’S THOUGHTS ON “CHEAP GRACE”

Bonhoeffer defined “cheap grace” as “the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” How do … Continue reading

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ARE YOU RADIANT WITH “PREGNANT JOY”

Definition of pregnant. 1 : containing a developing embryo, fetus, or unborn offspring within the body : gravid. 2 : full, teeming. 3 : rich in significance or implication  here Dear Christian,          The chances are that you have never been visited … Continue reading

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MANDATES AND WEARY CHRISTIANS

“I’m just not watching anymore TV,” stated my friend.   We had just attended a meeting in which someone said the mess in our country was our fault, speaking of senior-aged Christians, laying the blame on our lethargy in letting “stuff” … Continue reading

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GETTING SAVED – OLD TIME RELIGION

“Tell of his deeds…to your children and future generations.” Let me tell of the altar call, during the time when a sinner knew he was a sinner. Mr. Sinner found himself in church again. He didn’t really want to come, … Continue reading

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