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Anxious for Nothing: The Power of Choice, Part 3

Joy It’s really easy to confuse joy and happiness. But there are actually some important differences between the two. There’s really not a lot in the Bible about happiness, which is kind of surprising given how the pursuit of happiness … Continue reading

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Anxious for Nothing: The Power of Choice, Part 2

One of the most frequently read passages in the Bible deals with anxiety: Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, … Continue reading

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Anxious for Nothing: The Power of Choice, Part 1

According to a recent study, Americans are the most anxious people in the world. Research that was conducted across fourteen different nations revealed that Americans were significantly more anxious than people living in other countries. According to Google Trends, the … Continue reading

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Don’t Think Jesus: The Gospel according to Morgan Wallen

There may not be a more polarizing figure on the contemporary country music landscape than Morgan Wallen. On the heels of a few highly publicized violations of COVID restrictions throughout 2020, Wallen’s star fell even further in February 2021 when … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Take Up Your Cross, Part 1

The cross is not only the way to salvation. It is also a way of life. And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. … Continue reading

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Joshua Chatraw’s “Telling a Better Story”

I just finished reading an excellent book by Joshua D. Chatraw entitled, Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age. Chatraw is the executive director for the Center for Public Christianity and the theologian in … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Passover Lamb, Part 2

One way to think about the cross is to ask the question: What problem does the cross solve? From the very beginning, the Bible declares that our predicament is so great that only God can resolve the problem. The cross … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: God’s Justice and Righteousness, Part 3

At the cross, we see the wrath of God. The cross is certainly a word about God’s righteousness, but it is also a word about His wrath. We can’t talk about the cross without talking about God’s wrath. There is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: God’s Justice and Righteousness, Part 2

The cross is a statement of God’s righteousness. That’s literally what Paul says in Romans 3:24-25: … the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: God’s Justice and Righteousness, Part 1

At this point in our series, we turn to what has been called one of the most theologically important passages in the New Testament: But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law … Continue reading

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