Category Archives: Personal Holiness

Are You Sure You’re a Soldier?

An elderly gentleman found himself seated next to a  young man who was dressed rather sloppily in civilian clothes. The elderly gentleman struck up a conversation to pass the time. After exchanging names and pleasant greetings, he asked the young … Continue reading

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Lies & Dishonest Scales

Two college boys foolishly spent the week before their final Physics exam drinking and partying at their off-campus apartment. They didn’t sober up until the morning of the exam, and that’s when it dawned on them how much trouble they … Continue reading

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The First Church Scandal

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #9) I don’t care how smoothly a church is humming along, it isn’t immune from scandal. The problem is that people can’t help but be people. They are sin-marred individuals who are card-carrying … Continue reading

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Put on the Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-17 is the famous “armor of God” passage. There Paul tells us that we must put on the whole armor of God if we are to be successful in the midst of spiritual, demonic warfare. That armor consists of: … Continue reading

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A Fresh Word From God

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. (1 Samuel 3:1, N.K.J.V.) The Hebrew word translated as “widespread revelation” in this verse … Continue reading

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Morality Without God

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #3) I have long believed that one of the best arguments against atheism goes like this: “If there is no God, there is no real motivation for men and women to live morally.” Putting it … Continue reading

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Fall & You

One look out my window today proves that fall has arrived. I’ve got a yard full of dead leaves to prove it as they’ve officially made the “fall” from their trees to the ground. I love this season. It’s my … Continue reading

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