Pardon written in the wounds of Jesus

Your have been pardoned, and your proof is written in the wounds of Jesus. I know it is Christmas time and we are supposed to be thinking about the birth of Jesus, but this past week, I have been gripped with a thought concerning His death. His death decreed our pardon, our forgiveness, and our […]

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A moral obligation to be intelligent

“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing…” (Luke 23:34) In his book Strength to Love Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us that it was not merely sin that nailed Jesus to the cross; it was also ignorance. “The men who cried, ‘Crucify him,’ were not bad men but rather […]

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The Mercy Seat

If you had to customize a seat from which you would conduct your business and engage in all of your daily conversations what kind of chair would it be? Would it be simple and comfy or stately and professional? Would it be economical and efficient or perfectly aligned to fit your hips, lower back, and […]

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Christian Hedonism (it’s a good thing)

The Westminster Shorter Catechism (a summary of Christian beliefs from England in the 1600s) describes the ultimate purpose of mankind this way: “The chief end of man (men/women) is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” That’s a pretty remarkable statement. Our ultimate end/purpose is to enjoy God forever. I’ve known a lot of Christians […]

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Jesus as WAY not just TRUTH

Do you ever forget that Jesus is Way and not just Truth? Sometimes I think we forget that He is both. Jesus called Himself “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” and I think we do a pretty good with the Truth part. Most people who are familiar with the teachings of the church grasp […]

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