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What Is a Christian?

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” See 1 John 3:1 If you walked a city street, a county fair, or even on the beach while asking people, “What is a Christian?” you’d get many different answers. Some would […]

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The Greatest Spiritual Gift Is Love

“But the greatest of these is love.” See 1 Corinthians 13:13 Grandma. This one word brings a feeling of peace to my soul. Just thinking about her in adoration, as a man in his late 30’s, I get a lump in my throat. I just know I wouldn’t be who I am today without her. […]

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Confessions of a Hungover Saint

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11 Saturday morning hangovers used to ruin my entire weekend. What started out as a way to relax and have […]

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The Danger of Mixing the Old and New Covenants

“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” ~Jesus Mark 2:22 “Matt, you’re just confusing people! Stick to the Bible and teach God’s Word!” a furious comment shows up under […]

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Why We Can Call God, Dad

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery that returns you to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15 Just imagine it, for a moment: “Jennifer,” I say abruptly to my wife as I walk into the kitchen. “I’m tired of doing housework, and I […]

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The Truth About The Lord’s Prayer

“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:7,8 The Lord’s Prayer is something to behold. It’s very interesting: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed […]

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How Legalism Destroys Families

“Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.” Romans 10:4 Part of the recovery process for my past battle with alcoholism is to watch the A&E TV series, Intervention. It reminds me of just how bad my addiction was, and the despair I was in as a […]

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Why It’s Important to Protect Your Eyes and Ears

“But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13:16 “Let’s find a new series to watch on Netflix together,” my wife says to me as we relax on the couch one evening. “Okay, that sounds good,” I respond. After scanning for a while, we decide on a new […]

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Deny Myself, Take Up My Cross, and Follow Jesus?

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24 Before I begin this devotional, I want to point out a fact: Matthew 16:24 has happened, for every believer, and it came to pass in the spiritual realm by faith. […]

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