Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Question About Discernment and Discipline

Question:  “What if the “desire to excel” isn’t the motivation in allowing sinners into the church? We invite our unsaved friends (worldlings) to church and hope they repent. Sometimes that takes a long time! Is this intervening or being missional? … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies: Chocolate

Chocolate Understood: Funny Quotes In the beginning, the Lord created chocolate, and he saw that it was good. Then he separated the light from the dark, and it was better. Hell hath no fury like a woman who has sworn … Continue reading

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Thinking Without My “Tin Foil Hat”

  As we think of mental illness beginning, an immediate question arises:  what is “serious” mental illness, and how is it different from “regular” mental illness? Some may even ask if there is any difference .  We must educate ourselves, through our … Continue reading

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The King of Despair

 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.    2 Corinthians 1:8 Despair  is … Continue reading

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Sin Boldly

‘If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary … Continue reading

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