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Belief Or Behavior

At a men’s retreat some years ago two of my brothers spent most of the weekend, Bibles in hand, arguing law vs. grace and salvation vs. condemnation, what Revelation really meant and on and on and on.

I think their unspoken goal was to see who knew more about the Bible and theology. They volleyed back and forth agreeing and disagreeing with each other for uninterrupted hours. Defending their beliefs. Quoting scriptures. Persuading. Defining. Describing.

By Sunday afternoon both brothers decided they hadn’t accomplished one thing to get closer to the Kingdom of God during their marathon Continue reading

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Lessons From A Laundromat

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Life Does Not Begin At Conception

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Planets And Pinheads

What do you say to someone you meet who claims God doesn’t exist?

Do you quote Genesis or Revelation? Or John 3:16? Do you rattle off a bunch of reasons why they should believe in God? Do you share your testimony? Do you smack them over the head with your Bible?

The folks I have met who claim God doesn’t exist are either Continue reading

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Before You Die, What . . .?

Some of the men in our church are participating in a Bible study from Men’s Fraternity called The Search For Authentic Manhood. Here’s what the website says about the study:

Men’s Fraternity is a series of three one-year-long studies, beginning with The Quest for Authentic Manhood, followed by Winning at Work and Home, and ends with The Great Adventure. Men’s Fraternity provides men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God.

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The Message In The Message Is The Message