Category Archives: Kingdom Values

The Best Part of My Job

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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 2

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me … 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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The Wonderful Cross: Justification, Part 2

In Romans 4, Paul talks about how Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. This is a fascinating word and the concept it describes is a key feature of God’s Good News. The Greek word translated as “credited” is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Justification, Part 1

When Sunny and I were first married, we had a bill that came due that was beyond our ability to pay. I was fresh out of college, working as a youth minister for a church in east Tennessee and Sunny … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Blood of Jesus, Part 2

Here are seven principles about the blood of Jesus taken from the New Testament. Look at all that was accomplished either by or through the blood of Jesus: We have redemption through the blood of Jesus. Ephesians 1:7, In him … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Blood of Jesus, Part 1

In November 2004, Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago joined several other hospitals around the country experimenting with the use of a synthetic blood substitute called Polyheme. Loyola made the decision to equip some of their ambulances with this blood … Continue reading

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Going and not knowing

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was about to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 I once thought that faith … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Ransom, Part 1

Sports history is filled with some pretty lopsided trades. Hall of Famers such as Wayne Gretzky, Bill Russell, Babe Ruth, and Brett Favre were all traded early in their careers and went on to win championships for their new teams. … Continue reading

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