Christian LifeLife in Our World

Unboxing the Great Commission, Part One

This series on the Great Commission began with a focus on Christ’s authority because it is the magnitude of Christ’s authority that should compel and strike confidence in us to participate in this Great Commission vocation, spreading the glory of the Gospel to every corner of the earth. Ironically, three years before the Great Commission…

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Authority to Go

Something like the Great Commission is easy to keep in conversation. Yet this mission is to result in action that goes far beyond discussion. In other words, it’s easy to talk-the-talk, but a lot harder to walk-the-walk. Far too often our theology is equipping us, but not moving us. We can be like a soldier…

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Life in the Word

How to Read Psalm 119

It’s the longest Psalm in the Psalter. It’s the longest “chapter” in the Bible. And at first, wading through all 176 verses can seem like a very daunting task! There are 22 stanzas total, each stanza having been carefully composed by the author to correspond with the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The first…

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We Are More Than Conquerors

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” (Romans 8:37) Romans 8:37 is a wonderful verse – full of hope and encouragement. It is the kind of verse that we love to read, memorize, and quote to people when they are going through hard times. The only problem…

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Responding to God’s Word

It’s too easy to think of life in today’s world as so far removed from biblical times that those words, written so long ago, may not have much relevance for today. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. Although we tend to think of New Testament Christians as living in a…

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Christian LifeJourney through Cancer

Torn Apart but Never Alone, part four

This post continues Beth’s series on her journey through cancer. See parts one, two, and three of this series. For previous posts, see “Blessings through Burdens,” parts one and two, “One Seed,” and “The Work of Your Hands,” parts one and two.  God continues my heart’s development, teaching our family the truth of Romans 8:38-39 and these gracious lessons:…

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Christian LifeJourney through Cancer

Torn Apart but Never Alone, part three

This post continues Beth’s series on her journey through cancer. See parts one and two of this series. For previous posts, see “Blessings through Burdens,” parts one and two, “One Seed,” and “The Work of Your Hands,” parts one and two.  After the worst raging of the storm began to die down, pass by, and after many months eventually…

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Christian LifeJourney through Cancer

Torn Apart but Never Alone, part two

This post continues Beth’s series on her journey through cancer. For part one of this series, click here. For previous posts on her story, see “Blessings through Burdens,” parts one and two, “One Seed,” and “The Work of Your Hands,” parts one and two. We return to the account of Beth’s medication-induced confusion after her cancer treatment… My health continued…

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