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sin

Why Prodigals Won’t Come Home

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is perhaps one of the most well-known of Jesus’ parables.  Some translations call it “The Lost Son” or “The Two Sons”. I’ve always thought that this beautiful story about redemption was more about the father. Think about it.  A selfish son lives lavishly off of new-found riches.  Happens all [...]

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Brought to Christ. Hell or High-water?

We can’t take our role as reconcilers too seriously.  The question is, how do we best go about reconciling others to Christ? Some choose to point out the sin of others and command that they become right with God or else they will suffer eternally.  I am sure this is true.  Perhaps they will see [...]

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The Fearlessness of Divine Trust

God, fully-aware that He had created man in an environment already occupied by his enemy, never warned Adam that the serpent was coming to deceive Eve. Could it be that He had trusted Adam to do the right thing? There’s an awesome fearlessness in this trust that we see again thousands of years later in [...]

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“There is Only One Mediator!”

Yesterday I was in court as part of a civil proceeding. The bailiff asked the court to rise as the judge entered and took her seat at the bench.  After a quick look around the courtroom at the lawyers, plaintiffs and defendants gathered to resolve disputes, she declared, “There is only one mediator!” I wanted [...]

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No Record of Wrongs

1 Corinthians 13, often called “the love chapter”, is a favorite of many.  I encourage you to click on the link and read this short but powerful chapter. In speaking of love, the NIV translates part of verse 5 as, “it (love) keeps no record of wrongs”. Recognizing that His mercies are new every morning, [...]

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