Fix My Feelings!

Thoughts on a visit to the doctor: So, this morning I went to an orthopedic surgeon to get some floaty things in my knee checked out. While...
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Go

Little words carry big weight. In the Great Commission, after asserting His unbounded authority, Jesus says, “Go therefore and make...
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God Displeased

David is rightly known as a man after God’s own heart and the sweet Psalmist of Israel. God made an everlasting covenant with Him. Christ...
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Correspondence with Heaven

In his little book A Guide to Prayer published in 1715, Isaac Watts presents many helpful insights. The book concludes with a chapter titled,...
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“Prepared to Stand Alone”

This year one of my favorite authors, Ian Murray, published a work on the life of J.C. Ryle. Ryle’s writings have encouraged, challenged,...
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Knowing Fear Away

A couple of months ago, my daughters enjoyed playing in a hotel swimming pool. They are not entirely comfortable in the water, so getting them to...
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Parable of the Sower, Part 4

Unstable hearers create confusion for gospel proclaimers. Jesus notes that these people receive the word with joy. The positive response...
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Parable of the Sower, Part 3

The parable of the sower challenges gospel proclaimers to fulfill their responsibility regardless of the response. Jesus describes three...
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Parable of the Sower, Part 2

Jesus teaches that disciple-makers carry the responsibility to spread the Word broadly. Varying responses to the Word do not alter the...
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Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13 records Jesus’ use of parables to teach the crowds and His disciples. These parables set out principles related to the kingdom...
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Restrained Freedom

Western society assumes the right of the individual to choose. As the moral fabric of society decays, that choice extends beyond the bounds of...
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God Stops Evil

“Why does God allow evil?” This question commonly challenges the goodness of God, particularly from those looking for a reason to...
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The Safe Place

Last night the lightning flashes and simultaneous thunder claps stirred the fears of my daughters. My assurances of their safety consoled them...
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Rootless

As a seven or eight year old I experienced an unforgettable week one summer at my grandparent’s home in Rush, Ohio. My grandfather pastored...
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The Invitation

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in...
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Rest Revealed

Sin blinds people to the need of a Savior. The knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ illuminates the grossness of sin, the...
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God’s Disclosure, Your Rest

Attempting to handle life on our own burdens and wearies the soul. “I got this” often is our motto. We have been self-deceived into...
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Rest Offered

What creates turmoil in the soul, noise that drowns out all peace, burdens that destroy people? Jesus identifies unyielding unbelief as the...
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What About . . .

Did you know that your own personal Santa Claus dwells within your flesh? It is the part of you that hears truth applied, wraps in it a nice...
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Unworthiness Confirmed

God’s abundant blessings magnify His power to the point of our own humiliation. Luke records one of Peter’s statements no other...
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