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Living fully between already and not yet

Gospel-based living must be understood in the context of “Already (In between) and Not yet.”  This way of seeing things will protect us from perplexing misunderstandings corrected by the apostle Paul in Romans 5-8. The three parts (Already, In between and … Continue reading

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Unity or Uniformity in the Church?

Christians are free to establish their own conviction in areas of freedom, but they are not permitted to condemn those who do not share their opinions. If God has not specifically addressed a behavior, custom, activity, or doctrine, we are not allowed to manipulate biblical data to suggest that God has been specific on the matter. Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, attitudes of unity, Church discipline, Church growth, Church Leadership, Church membership, Community, Debatable Matters, Difficult people, Elders, elders in the Church, Evil in the world, Grace, Judging others, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Millersville Bible Church, Pastors, Uncategorized, Unity | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Looking for the best way to do Church

Many church leaders run for guidance to mega-churches like Bill Hybels’ Willow Creek Community in Chicago, Illinois and Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. The draw to mega-church conferences for these leaders is often a fear that their own approaches to ministry are not … Continue reading

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A Chief Repenter — in the making

I recently read an interview of a leader who stated that his job description included a requirement to be the Chief Repenter of the organization. I am about to take a stab at this by doing a little repenting of … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Attitude, Breaking bad habits, Change, Complaining, Counseling, Depression, Discouragement, Encouragement, Grace, Gratitude, Personal thoughts, Repentance, Restoration, Selfishness, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Differences between men and women

Why is sex a primary source of conflict in marriage? Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Counseling, Divorce, Divorce and Remarriage, Engagement, Equal Rights, Feminism, Love, Marriage, Ministry to young singles, Passion, Pornography, Relationships, Sex, Sexual temptations, Sexuality, Should I get married?, Single's ministry, Uncategorized, Wedding, Wives, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

A closer look at tolerance

When we feel a need to demand tolerance, it should alert us to a greater need to teach virtues that promote true tolerance. Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Blaming religion, Christian worldview, Culture, Culture of Honor, Discrimination, Diversity, Emerging Leaders, Equality, Ethics, Morality, Partisanship, Political Correctness, Separation of Church and State, Sexual orientation, Tolerance, Uncategorized, Unity, Worldview | Tagged | 1 Comment

Does unity sand offer a better picture of marriage?

The remaining container of sand is a beautiful picture of the blending of two lives. The couple can carry this with them and display it as a reminder of the uniqueness each one brings to the marriage. Continue reading

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Made in the secret place

Here is a God who is intimate, involved, tender and inescapable!
Here is knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain!
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!”
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Posted in Abortion, Counseling, Equal Rights, God, God's control, God's Heart, Human dignity, Life, Political Correctness, Politics, Post-abortion, Pro-life, Uncategorized, Walk for Life, Women, Women's rights | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Out of the heart …. the mouth speaks

What kind of claim does Christ make on our speech? Should being a Christian affect the way you talk? How important are words? Do they matter to God? What does our way of speaking say about us?   Let me … Continue reading

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Can we trust the story about Jesus Christ?

All those who take history seriously acknowledge the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ.  It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts of … Continue reading

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