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Perfected In The Flesh?

“Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3) Writing to the legalistic Galatians, Paul was reminding them that they were not saved by works of “the flesh” — good … Continue reading

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God’s Pruning Instrument

“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.” (John 15:3) When many of us think of “pruning” happening in our lives as Christians, we may immediately of trials that God allows — and they … Continue reading

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“Into The Wilderness”: The Principle of Spiritual Testing (Matthew 4:1 sermon)

Those of us who have children know that parenting can be a very “up and down” experience. Cheryl & I have talked about this a number of times. It’s like you never get to “sit on your laurels” — even … Continue reading

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“Three Fruits of Christian Maturity” (Phil. 1:7-11 sermon)

Cheryl & I had to laugh three years ago, as we watched our son-in-law (who is probably about as mechanically inclined as I am, which isn’t saying very much!) try to put together a baby swing in the living room … Continue reading

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“The Disciple’s Character: Spiritual Hunger” (Matthew 5:6 sermon)

Last week I was listening to the podcast of the Eric Metaxas show, and Eric had Bob Beckel on as his guest. Many of you know Bob Beckel as a Fox News contributor. He was sharing about his new book, … Continue reading

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Looking At What Is Unseen

“We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (II Corinthians 4:18) The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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Day By Day

In II Corinthians 4:16, the Apostle Paul wrote: “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, our inner man is being renewed day by day.” We looked previously at how a Christian does not become … Continue reading

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