Christian LifeLife in the Word

Who Gets to Stay with God?

I was reading Psalm 15 and was struck by the question in verse one – “Who gets to stay with God and enjoy His presence?” Verses two through five answer that question in terms of outward behavior. The person who gets to enjoy God's presence must be a person who is marked by righteousness. The…

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Life in Our World

Choose Life!

This post is taken from a message I preached at Bob Jones University's chapel on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. To listen to the audio of the message, click here. This past Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of a monumental decision handed down by the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 in a case known as…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

Speak Boldness to Your Soul

Why do you say such a thing? From time to time, we need to confront our soul with this question and bring it to hear God’s answer. In Isaiah 40, such a question erupted from the mouth of a nation wearied by its own sin, battered and bruised by the consequences of those sins, and…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

The Peace Ship

Almost every Christmas program at some point makes mention of the appearance of angelic hosts to humble shepherds keeping watch over their flock. And the message they brought is universally known – “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” “Peace on earth!” – an amazing Christmas greeting… But an…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

A Man and His Faith

This is part two in a series on Gideon. See the first post. The story of Gideon in Judges 6-7 is a study in contrast around the theme of fear. For our fear-filled lives, we need to learn from the Gideon we see cowering in a wine press driven by the wrong kind of fear…

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