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Our Overflowing God

Why has Samsung come out with a new smartphone? The answer is simple. Samsung has found a way to create value from new advances in material science and the science of physics. A few hundred years ago, philosophers threw the baby out with the bathwater. Huh? Modern Philosophy For almost 2,000 years, philosophy was science …

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Pray Like It Matters

“6 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with …

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The All of God

Have you ever noticed how often the word ‘all’ is found in the Bible? I was reading Psalm 31 this morning and noticed the ‘alls.’ It made me curious, so I did a quick search. There are 4,638 Bible results for “all” from the English Standard Version of the Bible. That seems like a lot, …

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Why is God Hard to See?

“Daddy, if God loves us, why does He hide?” I asked my dad when I was young. I don’t remember Dad’s answer but, knowing him, he gave me a thorough, accurate, and theologically correct answer. But, sometimes, we don’t need an expansive answer articulated to us. Instead, we need something we can grab on and …

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Good Soil

Seeds can be sown correctly, spaced correctly, fertilized correctly, but without good soil they will never germinate, they will never grow and produce fruit. So, what is “good soil?” Good soil seems to have three things. It has dirt. It has sun. It has water (moisture). Think about it, for a seed to grow it …

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God Sides With You

Our spiritual “deflector shields” (nod to Star Trek) collapse from exhaustion, repetition, and alienation.

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Don’t Waste Your Pain

Ask the Holy Spirit to anoint you to have opportunities to use your pain for the good of others.

Citizens of the Household of God

As citizens of God’s household, we do affect people, but not always in pleasant ways.

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The monotheistic “We”

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”  2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)  A while back, I watched a documentary produced by Jews about Jewishness. The show was fascinating but sad. Oh, how we “goy” (i.e., Gentiles) have persecuted the Jews since their dispersion. …

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Brave New World

Perhaps we will now flood mass transit systems – and the world will take notice. Perhaps, in the new world, the Church will unwaveringly speak what we know as true even if our testimony costs us our homes, our liberty, or even our lives

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