The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

Lessons on Heaven from the Chicago Cubs

Posted on: October 25, 2016

THE GREATER THE TRIAL THE GREATER THE POTENTIAL JOY Something historic happened in Chicago last Saturday night: the Chicago Cubs won the National League Pennant and will be going to the baseball World Series. But if you’re not a sports fan (nor a Cubs fan) keep reading. This isn’t a sports or Cubs blog post.…

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Do You Own Anger or Does Anger Own You?!?

Posted on: October 18, 2016

ANY PERSON OR CIRCUMSTANCE THAT ANGERS YOU CONQUERS YOU We all know that anger is not generally a virtue. There are times, of course, when it is called for. Even God may get angry (Psalm 103:8). But regarding the ordinary affairs of people, it is, perhaps, the most common character weakness. There are a host…

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Is there more than: Life is Hard and Then You Die?!?

Posted on: October 11, 2016

THE EYES OF FAITH SEE DISPROPORTIONATE REWARD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TRIALS One of the truths that helps get me through hard times is the belief that every trial has something greater on the other side, either in this world or in the world to come. We have to believe that there is something…

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How Coal Becomes Diamond in the Christian Life

Posted on: October 04, 2016

WHEN LIFE IS DARKEST, WE HAVE THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY TO TRIUMPH For a number of weeks now we have been exploring the issue of coping with trials in the Christian life. When things are going relatively well for a Christian, this subject may seem academic or distant. But there are times in the lives of…

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