Monthly Archives: August 2013

Vessels of Divine Glory

One of the most significant truths of Scripture is that we were created to be vessels of the divine glory (2Cor 4:7). If we fail to appreciate this truth and fail to live from it as the basis of our … Continue reading

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“Words spoken in deep love or deep hate set things in motion in the human heart that can never be reversed” -Frederick Buechner

This quote from Frederick Buechner struck me as profoundly true.  In the parable of the tree and its fruit (Matt 12:33-37), Jesus told us that it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks, that the … Continue reading

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Perfect Love Casts Out Fear (1John 4:18)

In his first letter, the apostle John says: “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been made perfect in love’ (1 John 4:18). … Continue reading

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Vessels of Compassion or Vehicles of Hate?

I read a news story this morning that I found very disturbing, though perhaps not for the reason that most evangelical Christians would find it disturbing.  The New Mexico Supreme Court decided a case in which a wedding photographer had … Continue reading

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Real Deliverance from Sin: Is it Possible?

Sooner or later we come to the realization that we are powerless to live the Christian life. When we first believed in Christ, we knew the joy of being reconciled to God, of having our sins forgiven and the assurance … Continue reading

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Spiritual Knowledge and Pride

My friend Lanny and I had an e-mail conversation the other day, part of which was about spiritual knowledge and pride. I wrote: “Although we all “knew” what Norman had taught, we were immature and did not know the depths … Continue reading

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The Nature of Faith

I wrote this about twenty years ago, but I still think it is true. According to Hebrews 11:6, without faith it is impossible to please God. What exactly is faith? How do we obtain faith, and how do we go … Continue reading

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