Something for you to sing about

  Music is a gift of the Lord, and some songs just have to be played real loud.  Certain songs awaken my heart, and I have to sing along… real loud!  Big Daddy Weave sings one of those songs: I Am Redeemed.  I love the reminder that I am now a free a man.  I am free in...
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Champions get the little things right

  I graduated high school in 1991, and I love athletics.  I watched men like Joe Montana and Michael Jordan transform their respective sports, and I celebrated the achievements of John Smith who won 4 world championships and another 2 Olympic gold medals in wrestling for the...
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Speak the truth in love

  I attended a summer training program in Colorado when I was a young man.  Among other things, I was trained in evangelism.  I learned to share my story of coming to saving faith in Christ, and I learned to clearly explain the good news of hope in Jesus.  A group of us went...
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A beautiful sight to behold

  Christmas was good to me.  It might have been a little too good.  My mother-in-law has tremendous skills in the kitchen, and it is my duty to honor her work.  I did my best to diminish the vast quantity of cookies, bars, caramel, and candy.  Now it is time to return to...
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Ordinary folk at Christmas

  I read the Bible accounts of Jesus’ birth at this time every year.  I like to imagine what it was like to be each of the people involved in the story of Jesus’ birth.  What was it like for Mary to hear the news that she would carry and then give birth to the Son of God? ...
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Soli Deo Gloria – to God alone be the glory

  Welcome to the fifth and final article on the Five Solas of the Reformation.  We have already considered the first four solas: Sola Scriptura – “Scripture alone,” Sola fide – “faith alone,” Sola gratia – “grace alone,” and Solo Christo – “Christ alone.” In case you missed...
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Solo Christo – We are saved through Christ alone

  We continue to consider the Five Solas of the Reformation.  In recent weeks, we have covered Sola Scriptura – the Scriptures alone, Sola Fide – by faith alone, and Sola Gratia – by grace alone.  We now turn our attention to Solo Christo – through Christ alone. Acts 4:12...
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Sola gratia – We are saved by grace alone

  Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” I was driving one night when I saw a car on the side of the road.  I was in high school, and some...
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Maintaining your spiritual alignment

  We have been working our way through the 5 Solas of the Reformation.  This article interrupts that series, but we will pick it back up next week with Sola Gratia, Grace Alone. Our family’s minivan serves us well in hauling people, school bags, athletic gear, and groceries...
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Sola fide – We are saved by faith alone

  Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” This is part two of a five-part series on the 5 Solas of the Reformation. I was blessed to join...
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