The Importance of Confession

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth of God is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9 “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed […]

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Be Still and Know that I am God

In early March Steph and I went to the doctor because she was having some complications related to pregnancy. After an ultrasound we were relieved to hear that everything was fine, but the ultra sound technician did have some shocking news – “There is not just one heartbeat, but two.” It was a good thing […]

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Chuck Swindoll on Parenting

As many of you already know, my wife Stephane and I are expecting twins the first of September. We will be parents for the first time and no doubt we will have our hands full. I have several books on parenting in my library, but have not got around to reading them yet, so yesterday […]

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26 CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRUE LEADER

Taken from John MacArthur’s “The Book on Leadership.” In this book, MacArthur looks at the New Testament writings of the Apostle Paul in order to discover these 26 characteristics. Paul, of course, was one of the greatest leaders in history, while MacArthur is one of the greatest leaders of our times so you can’t go […]

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Speaking the Truth in Love

When you are speaking to an unbeliever, it doesn’t matter how persuasive you are or how compelling and logical your arguments sound, if the Spirit of God does not work in that persons heart, your words will simply fall on deaf ears. Therefore, when we do evangelism, we must be completely reliant on the Holy […]

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The Work of the Spirit

Yesterday, I looked at “Signs of the Spirit,” and today, by way of follow-up, I want to look at “The Work of the Holy Spirit.” This morning I was reading from Murray Brett’s book “Growing up in Grace” that deals with this matter. He explains, “When we receive by faith the manifold works of the […]

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Signs of the Spirit

Two days ago, I wrote a blog entry where I argued that we Christians don’t always use the most biblical methods when we try to determine Christian versus non-Christian. This is a critically important question, because as I said in that earlier entry, it affects how we pray for and communicate with the person in […]

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