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Confirming the Called

Confirming the Called I am so grateful that the Lord called me into the vocational ministry of pastoring a church and preaching the Word of God. Truly, Jesus “gave gifts to men” that called people to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of Christ” (Eph. 4:8-12). It is […]

Just Call

Just Call Let’s face it. It is so easy to complicate many things in the Christian life. We confuse profundity with simplicity. God’s ways are beyond discovery for the proud and unsaved heart, but revealed and simple to those who love Him. Without fancy verbiage or legalistic virtue, God bids us to call to Him […]

Holding Hands and Sticking Together

Robert Fulghum wrote some practical advice in his famous essay, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten:” “Hold hands and stick together.” That advice followed “flush.” Every married person must learn how to flush out the foul attitudes, the unforgiveness, and the hurtful words, and hold hands and stick together in covenant […]

Descending the Mountain

Mt. Everest is the highest point on earth at 29,035 feet. Amazingly, people are still trying to conquer it, as in 1300 – 1600 climbers, but also 160+ have died. However, it is more dangerous to descend than to climb Mt. Everest, with more dying on the way down than on the way up. Our […]

Happy Easter

After Jesus died on Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday morning, He turned the tables on the devil and had the last laugh. Satan and his demons threw a party on Friday, but their laughter turned to howling, knowing that they had been eternally defeated and humiliated. As Martin Luther said, “God […]