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For the Praise of His Grace

“He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15; “…before the foundation of the world…He predestined us for adoption… to the praise of the glory of His grace…” Ephesians 1:4-6 A major question that many people have is this: “Why did God allow sin, evil, and suffering to come into the world?” This is a legitimate question because…

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Perfectly In Charge

“All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 1 Corinthians 12:11 Absolute power in the hands of a perfectly loving, giving, and gracious God is a wonderful thing to behold. As a part of God’s perfect rule, one of the cool things He does is to give each follower of Jesus…

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The Gift Giver

“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:7 The Holy Spirit is very real – very personal. He’s present with followers of Jesus (dwells in us). He’s our Counselor (that’s good, because life can be challenging to navigate at times). He’s our Comforter (because life can just be hard to walk out). AND –…

Romantic Love

When a Man Loves a Woman

A timeless song that many men have attempted to sing in a romantic way to their ‘woman.’ Also a song that many women have probably yearned to have sung about them by their ‘beau.’ There’s just something innately natural and normal for a man to love a woman well. Its almost as if men were designed to do that? Yet in our…

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A Love That Lasts

“And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.” 1 Corinthians 8:12-13” That’s a pretty big One-Two Punch there: One – If what I eat makes a weaker person…

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The Heart

“Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that ‘all of us possess knowledge.’ This ‘knowledge’ puffs up, but love builds up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1 Love builds up! This certainly puts into place what matters most. Knowledge and understanding more of the Written Word and of Jesus is huge, but if love doesn’t weave its way throughout everything I do, it’s just…