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Why is it Sometimes Difficult to Know God’s Will?

Sometimes I wish the Bible were more specific about some things. When making big decisions – when studying particularly complicated, hot-button topics in categories of worship, morality, or ethics – when giving people counsel – sometimes I catch myself wishing that God had more clearly spelled out verbatim what He wants. However, God didn’t ask […]

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Get Angry

Get angry when your entertainment causes you to neglect your obligations (1 Tim. 5:8; Prov. 21:25) Is your love of entertainment hurting your work ethic? Is it taking away from the time you can give to your family? Are you spending more time being entertained than you are communing with God and His Word? Is […]

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Do You Want To Delight More In Scripture?

You know you should delight in Bible study. You’ve read verses that talk about loving and finding joy in Scripture. You realize you are supposed to “long for the pure spiritual milk’ (1 Pet. 2:2). If you’re like me, sometimes you feel guilty when words like these don’t exactly describe your life. Maybe there are […]

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What Does Your Facebook Activity Say About Your Heart?

We all leave a ‘paper trail.’ Your cell phone carrier knows exactly where you’ve been in the last few weeks because everywhere you go your phone checks-in with the nearest cell phone tower. The crumpled receipts on the floorboard are a dead giveaway that you’ve had a McDonalds Chocolate-chip Frappe three times this week (“…but […]

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5 Things I Can’t Find In My Bible

The Bible is perfect and its Author is perfect. God’s Word is truth (John 17:17) and is our all-sufficient guide (2 Tim. 3:16-17). While there are some things that are difficult to understand (cf. 2 Pet. 3:16), the Bible is clear and understandable. We make a mistake, however, when we believe something the Bible does […]

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8 Questions To Ask Before Diving Into Controversy

So long as God’s truth exists in a world full of lies, there will be controversy. Lovers of truth will never escape controversy this side of heaven, nor should they try to. Christians must contend for the truth, since it has set us free (John 8:32). It is our obligation to discern truth from error […]

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When Your Faith Is Weak

Sometimes you feel weak spiritually. And when you do, you probably feel like you’re the only one. You’re not alone. Every Christian experiences times of weakness. What does weak faith feel like? Sometimes it manifests itself in: Wondering if God is in control. Questioning whether God really loves you. Doubting God’s forgiveness. Lacking the motivation […]

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So You’re In A Rut. Now What?

Ruts happen. They’re part of being human. C.S. Lewis calls this the “Law of Undulation” – a series of troughs and peaks in every department of life, such as work, affections, friendships, and physical appetites (37). Lewis says, “As long as [man] lives on earth periods of emotional and bodily richness and liveliness will alternate […]

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God & Gun Control

Gun control is a hot topic guaranteed to ruffle someone’s feathers. It seems like everyone has a strong opinion on the subject. Since the deplorable Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, it has become a very emotional topic, and sadly, a very political issue. Naturally, as an American nationalist and strong believer in the Bill of […]

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Things No One Ever Said

On death’s doorstep, many statements will be made. The following will not be among them. “I went to church too often.” “Pornography made me a better man.” “I encouraged people too much.” “I hated it when my husband would bring home flowers.” “I loved my teenage daughter enough to let her dress just like all […]

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