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Timeless

The pearls of truth in Scripture are as relevant today as they ever were. A lot of the things we read were written for a different people at a different time, but that in no way lessens the reflective clarity they contain in this day and age. Some might argue that the condemnation pronounced was [...]

Discipleship, Doctrine, Forgiveness, Holiness, Nature of God, Salvation, Truth

Dogma and Doctrine

I have been re-thinking the importance of dogmatic assertions concerning the genuine doctrines of the Christian faith and find myself caught between what seems to be opposing standpoints. I say, “seems to be,” because I am convinced that there is really only one correct interpretation of God’s Word; but to a mortal flawed human such [...]

Discipleship, Forgiveness, Holiness, Nature of God, Salvation, Truth

A Late-Season Frost

OK, here in Missouri, frost in May might not be all that unusual, but after several weeks of warmer temperatures a cold snap is a little shocking to the senses. Dad always told me that if I didn’t like the weather in Missouri, (I grew up in St. Louis), give it an hour and it [...]

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February Snow

Back in December I wrote something about how serene, beautiful and romantic the new fallen snow was and how we can find the Rockwell moments in our lives if we will only look through the right eyes. Now, in February, the perspective has changed; why? It’s still white, (mostly), and it looks much the same [...]

Discipleship, Forgiveness, Nature of God, Salvation, Truth

Creamed Spinach and God

I freely admit that I’m a bit weird. I’ve always been a little odd but I can blame my parents for most of it. When I was little my parents would eat onion sandwiches on dark rye or ox tail soup as though they were delicacies. I learned that the best parts of the chicken [...]

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Another Weekend

Why should God have sent the flood to wipe out all the creatures He had created? Scripture tells us that He was grieved that He had made man because the inclination of his heart was continually evil; OK, that’s motive – but the means! Why drown every air breathing creature and then replenish the earth [...]

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The Heart Established With Grace

Heb. 13:9 “Be not carried about with diverse and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace…” We should be grateful each day that we are given opportunities to show grace to others for it is pleasing to the Lord that we do so. Jesus sent out the [...]

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The True Plumbline

This comes from the, “Opinion – more than Doctrinal Dictates,” file. This is where I go when I have something come to my mind that is not necessarily spelled out in the Bible as absolute doctrine, but rather; as something that occurs to me as a lighted lamp in a passage that has always seemed [...]

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Where the Old and the New Meet

There are a lot of people who think that the Old Testament is for a time gone by, something that really doesn’t apply to a New Testament world. We are living in the age of grace and while it can rightfully be argued that grace has always been the overriding principle in the scheme of [...]

Discipleship, Doctrine, Forgiveness, Holiness, Salvation, Truth

Is the Yoke on You?

This is not an allusion to the telling of a joke, (yoke), that backfires on the teller, nor am I referring to the inept actor being pelted with eggs, which would be y-o-l-k. No, this is about the biblical use of the term yoke, and the implications arising from being paired with another. In today’s [...]

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