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Some of My Favorite Hymns

Hymns have been a big part of my upbringing. In my family, we sing on average 10 – 15 hymns weekly and we also sing hymns in church. 1,211 more words

How NOT To Read the Bible Part 4: One Verse at a Time

(If you’d like to see the other articles in this series, click here.) 

Magical Bible Teaching

Perhaps this is something you’ve experienced before: someone takes a single verse or handful of verses, and then, magically, they seem to pull more meaning out from the verse than you thought was previously possible. 1,325 more words

Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

We often look for reasons to be merciful. If you keep looking for a reason to give mercy, you will find that you’ll never be merciful. 176 more words

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Faith of A Mustard Seed

I started a new series called Trials of A Pastor. One of the trials of being a pastor I haven’t written about yet is facing perpetual singleness. 888 more words

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Facing Contradictions

In Genesis 22 we read of the near-sacrifice of Isaac. There’s Christology behind this account as it points to Christ, but there’s something else we can learn by reading it. 553 more words

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Facing Trials: Looking Forward (Conclusion)

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. 335 more words

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Facing Trials: Faith Tested with Fire

1 Peter 1:6-7, Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. 426 more words

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