Category Archives: Belief

Becoming Childlike

A man was driving down a treacherous mountain road. Suddenly a deer bolted out in front of him, causing him to instinctively jerk the steering wheel to his left. The next thing he knew he was headed off a steep … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cosmic Santa Claus

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #5) I was licensed to preach in October of 1992 and formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Upon my ordination, I began my first pastorate. This means that I’m in my … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Salvation & the Truth

In the last part of 1 Timothy 4:3, the apostle Paul describes Christians as “those who believe and know the truth.” This description ties in with 1 Timothy 2:4 where he says that God “desires all men to be saved … Continue reading

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They Should Have Known

Consider the following passages (all from the N.K.J.V.): From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Make a Way

My previous post was entitled “God Can Make a Way” and was based upon the story found in Acts 12:1-19. That post focused upon how God made a way of escape for Peter as Peter sat in a Roman prison … Continue reading

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God’s Terms of Salvation

A businessman was trying to win his banker acquaintance to Jesus. After the businessman had shared the story of Christ’s virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, and victorious resurrection, he pressed the banker to place his belief in Jesus right … Continue reading

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How Would You Describe Your Walk With the Lord These Days?

Renowned preacher Vance Havner once told the story of a writer who knew an elderly lady who loved to give her testimony in church. The lady would always begin by saying, “Forty years ago…” After hearing her do that many … Continue reading

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