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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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In Awe of the Majesty of God!

I found the following quote in John Owen’s book The Mortification of Sin, “Seek to keep your heart in a continual awe of the majesty of God.”  (page 89)  As I read and discussed that quote I thought of the number of times I hurriedly tried to rush my children along from the car to […]

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A Plea for Sports Fans from a Pastor in a Sports Crazed State!

Watching college football in Alabama is quite an experience.  Fans are divided between two teams—Auburn and Alabama, but they typically don’t limit their excitement to one team.  Most of the fans in Alabama pull for 12 teams—their team and who ever plays the other team. I saw it tonight when Texas A&M beat Alabama.  Twitter […]

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Football is a Great Sport and a Terrible god!

Priorities…you have them, but what or who is on top?  What dominates your time, your money, and your passion?  When football season starts in the state of Alabama many pastors share the same emotions I share—as a football fan I’m excited, but as a pastor I cringe because I know attendance will drop.  For many, […]

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Worship in every Nook and Cranny!

Yesterday I was reading several blogs on The Gospel Coalition and came across the following quote from NT Wright on Jared Wilson’s blog. “Worship is humble and glad; worship forgets itself in remembering God; worship celebrates the truth as God’s truth, not its own. True worship doesn’t put on a show or make a fuss; […]

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He’s Not a Tame Lion!

For the last few days I’ve been reading the Minor Prophets and I have also been reading JC Ryle’s book, Holiness, and studying the book of Daniel.  When you think about the power, holiness, mercy, grace, and wrath of God it is amazing that we can think so lightly of God. I remember hearing about […]

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Mirror of Desire

 In one of the Harry Potter movies there is a scene where Harry stands before the Mirror of Erised (desire spelled backwards).  Harry looks into the mirror and he sees his parents.  Then he runs to get his friend, certain that he too will see his parents, but instead his sees himself as a sports […]

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March 5, A Lesson from Dachau!

Yesterday there was a great article on FoxNews.com about Ernie Gross and Don Greebaum.  The following quote sums it up and you can read the entire article here. “Gross, then all of 85 pounds after nearly a year of sickness, abuse and constant hunger, had no doubt April 29, 1945, was his last day on […]

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Sept 24, Fellowship Restored!

  So how can man be restored back to the original intent?  In Genesis 3:24 we find God placing cherubim at the entrance to the Garden.  What do we know about the cherubim?  Ezekiel gives us the best description of them—in 10:20 he says, “These were the living creatures I had seen beneath the God […]

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Sept 23, What’s wrong with eating the Tree?

  Yesterday we looked at the Fall, but before we look at how the relationship with God is regained I want to stop and ask you to consider why eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was such a bad thing.  Outside of the fact that God said don’t eat of […]

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