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Theological Struggle in Kenya

Later this week, Brett Smith and I take off for a ministry of teaching theology to pastors and pastors-in-training in Kenya. Pastor Situma Wanjala is committed to solid biblical theology and has asked for help in training his Kenyan brothers. These men are precious servants of Christ who are in great need of theological stability. They are attempting to serve as shepherds...

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True Confessions

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 Last Sunday night I completed a sermon on 1 John 1:9 dealing with an essential characteristic of a person who truly has a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and is therefore, "in the light." That characteristic is this: a true belie...

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Older Influencing Younger

Titus 2:1-2 This past Sunday I had the delightful privilege of speaking to our Young Marrieds on the subject of "Older Influencing Younger" as a biblical norm. I was thrilled to see approximately 12 couples, married 8 years or less, gathered in a square to consider the principles in Titus 2:1-2. As I looked at the group, I was blessed to think of the years of faithful ser...

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Joy

Do you enjoy life? I realize that this is a loaded question but really, do you? There are many different "joy-killers" that we face every day. There are obligations and duties that become so horribly mundane, repetitive, and boring! There are people that are difficult, frustrating, and downright infuriating! There are sins that stick to us like barnacles on a barge and ...

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Worthy of All Worship?

I was taught from my youngest days that one way that one can show utmost respect for others is to be punctual. Being late, tardy, delinquent, overdue, belated, dilatory or behind are not to be viewed as virtues. Of course, people sometimes say that they prefer to avoid being jammed, pressured, hasty, stressed, and harried rather than "obsess" about being "on time." In our...

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Marital Intimacy

"Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, 'I have gotten a man child with the help of the Lord.'" (Genesis 4:1) The thought of "having relations" with a spouse communicates more than what would immediately appear. Of course, the immediate context is in the holy act of marriage whereby God blessed them with offspr...

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Valentine's Day

Today is perhaps the most emotionally painful day of the year. It is the day that is set apart by our culture to celebrate dating, romance, love, and even marriage. As in many of our holidays, the origin of Valentine's Day is shrouded in a bit of mystery. The legends include a defiant priest name Valentine who defied the Roman Emperor Claudius II who outlawed marriage to p...

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Resisting the Devil

Last night in our Leadership Development and Training session, I had the opportunity to discuss the issue of resisting Satan and the nature of spiritual warfare. There is a wide variety of perspectives from personally confronting Satan in order to bind him, rebuke him, and/or thwart him. There are those who believe that demons are involved in every difficulty we face and ...

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Right to Life

44 years ago this week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), made one of the worst ethical, moral, and legal decisions in its history. In a series of decisions - known as both ROE and DOE - the high court determined that a woman had a constitutional right to kill a baby with whom she was pregnant. The decision has caused the killing of millions of children thr...

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God's Love

"God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you!" - such is the claim of many who seek to provide affirmation to people while assuring them that God cares about them. Many of them add the notion that "God loves you just the way you are!" I cannot accept that such statements represent accurate biblical theology. God does love us - Scripture declares this and I beli...

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