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I fought the law

  You might know the song “I Fought the Law“. It was originally recorded in 1966 and was then covered by the Clash in 1979. While I’ve luckily not been on the losing side of a battle with the law, … Continue reading

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The opposite of free

Quick: What is the opposite of free? What was your answer? Expensive? Costly? Bound? Enslaved? How about selfish? Paul suggested that selfish is the dark alternative to freedom in his letter to the churches in Galatia. I agree. My personal … Continue reading

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More than a savior

If you’ve spent any time around church, then you probably know about  John 3:16. It’s the greatest news we can receive. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in … Continue reading

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The end of desperation

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. — Henry … Continue reading

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The final answer to wrinkles and aging

Aging is inevitable. Our skin loses elasticity — we become wrinkled. We lose muscle tone. We look older. It’s fair to state that our culture is obsessed with appearance. Plastic surgery is increasingly becoming the norm, rather than an anomaly. … Continue reading

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A masterpiece of “even more”

I’d like to paint a picture of God’s expansive love for you. It comes from 2 Samuel 12. Painting background Here’s the background. God selected David, an unknown shepherd boy, as the successor to King Saul to lead the Israelites. … Continue reading

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The jealousy cure

I’m going to make a confession. I have a hard time celebrating the success of others. I’ve attempted to excuse this through the “I’m just competitive” justification, but that’s simply nonsense. Let’s rightly call it jealousy and move forward. As … Continue reading

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Playing with matches

Dabbling in sin is like playing with matches in your living room. Eventually, you will burn down your house. The fact is that it’s impossible to have a casual relationship with sin. If you crack open the door, it will … Continue reading

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That second rooster crow

All four Gospels tell about Peter’s denial of Jesus on the night preceding the crucifixion. You may know the story already. In short, Jesus predicts Peter’s three denials, Peter insists he will never disown Jesus, and then he promptly does it anyway. … Continue reading

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Is this who you expected?

Isaiah was a prophet who predicted the coming of the Messiah, the savior of God’s people. His description, though, was not what the people expected. How do you view Jesus? Do you see him as you want or as he is? The … Continue reading

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