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Battles

I’m trying to write about something here that I’m just barely starting to grasp. It feels like I’m experiencing the same theological battles that have divided Christians from one another – going on inside of my own soul. I’m just now starting to learn some words and concepts to attach to what I’ve been strugglingContinue reading “Battles”

I am So Confused!

True confession: The more I try to understand salvation the more confused I am. Jesus tells Nicodemus “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:3 So this is necessary. But is it sufficient? Are there other things one must be or do too?Continue reading “I am So Confused!”

Lazarus?

Is Lazarus in the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16) supposed to be the same Lazarus as Lazarus who Jesus raised from the dead (John 11)? Or did Jesus just pick the name Lazarus out of a hat, kind of like we might call somebody “John Doe” if we were telling aContinue reading “Lazarus?”

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,    but a good word makes him glad. Proverbs 12:25

Challenging Times

There are times during our life as humans when all is not well. That’s just the way it is. And God doesn’t expect us to fake it. Sometimes it almost seems like if we’re not always filled with peace and joy, we’re not being good Christians. Or if we can’t focus on His eternal LoveContinue reading “Challenging Times”

Is Evil Part of God’s Plan?

Sometimes I have trouble accepting that troublesome worldly times are part of God’s plan. I work on that. A lot. And God has been providing plenty of opportunities to work on that lately. Especially related to the pandemic I have heard Pastors and other Christian leaders say many times, “This may seem like out-of-control chaosContinue reading “Is Evil Part of God’s Plan?”

Matthew 5

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head,Continue reading “Matthew 5”

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