Trusting Christ’s heart when you can’t trace His hand

Years ago, on a Sunday morning, I was teaching an adult Sunday School class.  The class met in the main sanctuary of the church I was serving at, and because of the number of people who...

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Should I be feasting or fasting? fasting gospel

There are many things I enjoy about living in Langhorne Pennsylvania.  Overall, I think the weather is pretty nice for being in a northern climate.  I like that our area has a lot of...

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When the best this world can offer stops interesting you authority christ's calling following jesus

I recently read a story about a high school janitor that I found fascinating and encouraging.

From my perspective, one of the most character-forming jobs a person can ever take on involves cleaning...

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Genuine faith might make you look silly. Be OK with that. faith jesus

One of the most consequential, life-impacting decisions that the Lord led me to make when I was growing up was the decision to spend my summers working with a Christian camping ministry.  It...

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Are you fighting or respecting the authority of Jesus? authority jesus submission

A statement my family has often heard me make is that I believe “there’s a song for everything.”  When I say that, what I really mean is that there really isn’t a...

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Jesus will completely turn your life around christ's calling discipleship fishers of men jesus

When I’m preaching, I try my best to make good eye contact.  I have one friend who gets nervous if he has to look at the faces of those he’s speaking to, so he primarily looks over...

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Submitting to God's will and receiving His power baptism god's will holy spirit jesus john the baptist

The Gospel of Mark is one of the four gospels in the New Testament. It was written by Mark (also known as John Mark), who was a companion of the apostle Peter. The Gospel of Mark is believed to...

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How can we avoid grieving the Holy Spirit? comfort fruit of the spirit grieving holy spirit

How comfortable are you with the practice of grieving?

 That may sound like a strange question to ask, but I ask it because grief is one of the primary emotions I see many people avoid. ...

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We are not who we once were holy spirit identity spiritual growth

One of my favorite theological questions to ask doesn’t sound like a theological question at all, but I like to ask it because it reveals many things about a person’s mindset,...

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How does the Holy Spirit help us share our faith?

As believers in Jesus Christ who understand that this world needs to know about Him in order to trust Him and receive new life in His name, we feel an obligation to make the message of His...

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The grace to serve church leadership holy spirit pastors service

Last week, two of the men from our church attended four days of theological training that was led by seasoned pastors for the benefit of those who are exploring future ministry opportunities....

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Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit body holy spirit marriage sin

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.  “Food is meant for...

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