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Truth-Based Freedom in a Post-Truth Culture

Some have said that ours is a post-truth culture. That objective facts (if there really are any) are increasingly giving away to subjective personal belief. That your truth may not be my truth and that, within limits, there needs to … Continue reading

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A Child of Promise

Stop it! That’s essentially what Paul is saying to the Galatians, “Stop it!” Stop turning to a “different gospel” (1:6). Stop trying to be justified by works (2:16). Stop trying to perfect in the flesh through works what was begun … Continue reading

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A Premise and A Principle

You need to know the precepts — need to know what’s right and wrong, what you should do and what you shouldn’t do — but I think we’re designed to operate by principles. Case in point, the Ten Commandments. We … Continue reading

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Freed for Freedom

So much of the Christian life is dictated by a holy tension. We have peace with God (Rom. 5:1), yet we are to know the fear of the Lord (2Cor. 1:11). We are saved by faith alone (Eph. 2:8-9), and … Continue reading

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Freed for Slavery

When you know who you are, it goes a long way to being who you should be. What identifies you will drive you. If you view yourself as impoverished, you’ll live like a poor person–either languishing because of a perceived … Continue reading

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What Can I Render?

Chewing on a couple of different passages this morning, one from the psalms and one from Galatians. And the more I chew on these thoughts from Psalm 116 and Galatians 5, the more they blend together. The question asked and … Continue reading

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Of New Garments, New Wineskins, and New Wine

Chewing on the Pharisees’ confrontation with Jesus at the end of Luke 5 this morning. They’re looking for anything to discredit this upstart Teacher who is calling people–including even tax collectors and sinners–to repentance and to follow Him (5:27-32). Jesus … Continue reading

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Stride Freely Through Wide Open Spaces

Maybe it’s because I’m literally perched on the edge of the ocean. Maybe it’s because there’s something awe-invoking about broad and wide expanses. Or maybe it’s because I’m still savoring my previous reading and the thought of saints comprehending the … Continue reading

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Fully Convinced

Hovering over Romans 14 this morning. Funny thing, this Christian freedom we have. While we are free as to the law, yet we are bound by consequence. Nothing is unclean in and of itself, and yet everything can be unclean … Continue reading

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New Wineskins

They weren’t crazy about John’s message, but his methods, at least, seemed in line. The amount of time spent in fasting by his disciples seemed consistent with what righteousness demanded. And they were seen offering prayers in the temple often … Continue reading

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