“A Few Thoughts on the Rainbow”

You’d have to living totally off the grid not to have noticed all of the rainbows lately…even the White House was recently lit up in rainbow colors. I’ll refrain from commenting on that, but I do want to share something about the rainbow from the end of a Tim Keller sermon I heard a couple […]

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“More real than the chair I am sitting on!”

Can you relate with the following quote? “There have been times when the felt presence of God was more real to me than the chair I am sitting on; when the Word ricocheted like broken-back lightning in every corner of my soul; when a storm of desire carried me to places I had never visited. […]

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“I’ve Known Grace”

  Yesterday someone sent me a link to a sermon on grace by Ray Cortese. It would be worth your time to listen to his sermon and you can find it here. It was an incredible sermon on grace, but I think the thing that stuck me the most was a story he told at the […]

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Prone to Wander

On January 1st I opened my Bible and began to read through Genesis and once again I marveled at the greatness and grandeur of God as He created all that exists. Genesis one is simply God centered. Over and over again we find words like, “And God said,” “And God saw,” and “And God called.” […]

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What A Day That Will Be!

I’ve been saved longer than I was lost.  I’m 48 and I was saved over 30 years ago, but I still haven’t gotten over the despair of lostness and I don’t want to forget it.  It’s a lot like the horror when you realize that the smell you’ve been smelling is on the bottom of […]

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A Keyhole Glimpse of the Glory of Heaven!

I’ve been preparing for Sunday’s message from John 14:1-3 and I am reminded again of the beauty of heaven and the fact that it is by grace alone that I am going there.  Jonathan Edwards said,  “To go to heaven to fully enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.  Fathers and […]

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Grace in the Midst of the Judicial Hardening of God!

Yesterday our journey through John’s Gospel led us to John 12:36a-43.  A major theme in that passage is God’s Judicial Hardening of Israel.  Today I want to share a portion of my sermon yesterday and challenge you to think it through. God’s purpose is not frustrated by the opposition of evil people.  There is grace […]

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A Few Thoughts About the CT Shooting.

I don’t know about you, but the events of Friday’s massacre in Connecticut outraged me.  The senseless violence, the rape of innocence, the sheer depravity unleashed upon small children made my blood boil.  I was angry at the violence, but to be honest I was angry that the cowardly killer took his own life and […]

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A Joyful Reminder!

Yesterday I shared a solemn reminder from A Puritan Theology by Joel R Beeke and Mark Jones.  Today I want to go back to the chapter “Puritan Theology Shaped by a Pilgrim Mentality,” and share the next three paragraphs: “Dear believers, you will receive a never-fading crown on judgment day.  Your Savior will usher you […]

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A Follow-Up to “I Choose Grace!”

Last week I wrote “I Choose Grace,” and that one blog got a lot of attention.  I am thankful for all who took time to read it, comment on it, and e-mail me regarding it.  I cannot tell you how many contacts I’ve received about the blog, but I wanted to share one particular e-mail.  […]

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