Ready to Hand Over Your Baby?

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In 2 Timothy 2:2, Paul instructs Timothy, “…what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”  What a great summary of a spiritual legacy! Paul describes four generations of discipleship in this verse.  He starts with himself (what you have heard from me) and continues … Read More

We Love Gay People

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Several years ago, I published this article in a denominational paper. Needless to say, it received mixed reviews -some positive, some negative. Nonetheless, I think the issue is just as important as it was then -and certainly more relevant. I look forward to hearing your feedback.   Let’s put this in perspective. Fact: Homosexuality is a sin against God. Fact: … Read More

Training vs. Trying

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Men do not go to battle simply by putting on a uniform and bearing a weapon. Before they enter a war-zone, they must first train for action. Many Christians have simply worn the uniform of Christ for years without training to be His disciple. Sure, they have tried to follow Jesus, but they haven’t trained. Training takes effort, determination, and … Read More

Attention Please!

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Billy is having trouble in math class so his parents hire a personal tutor.  They know that individual attention will be more effective than group instruction. Discipleship is the same way. To be effective, it requires intensity that cannot be found in large crowds. Disciples must have the undivided attention of their disciple-makers. Part of the genius of discipleship is … Read More

How, Then, Should We Speak to Our Gay Friends Now?

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The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled on same-sex marriage. In the days following, many Christians have written various responses. Many are filled with good information regarding the biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Other responses have focused on the future implications of the SCOTUS ruling on US churches. Some have aired angry … Read More

Do Not Ignore This Atrocity

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The following is a guest post from my friend Angelyn McMurray, Founder and President of We Are Free. Please take a moment to read about this important ministry focused on helping victims of human trafficking and consider how you can help. To profess freedom in Christ while ignoring those being denied human freedom is a disgrace to the gospel. Human Trafficking … Read More

A Holy Partnership

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Jesus calls all believers to make disciples. Jesus chose His last words on earth carefully. He had spent three years pouring into His apostles.  Before ascending into Heaven, He gathered them for final instructions which we call the Great Commission. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go … Read More

The Fascinating Future of the Church

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Science is fascinating -and sometimes scary. Did you know that prenatal screening now allows prospective parents to know all sorts of details about their child’s traits by removing a single cell from an embryo? While highly controversial, the concept highlights the incredible amounts of information God has stored in human DNA. As I contemplated the idea of one cell being able … Read More

Waiting for Deliverance

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How long did the children of Israel have to wait at the edge of the Red Sea before crossing? Sound like a meaningless Bible trivia question? Until recently, I had never given thought to this part of God’s deliverance of Israel from Egyptian bondage. As it turns out, what may seem like an insignificant detail actually holds enormous meaning. Exodus … Read More

Why Multiplication Exists

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Revelation 7:9-10 reveals a future scene in heaven. After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to … Read More