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Sit in Silence to Listen to God

How long can you sit in silence before God? How about ten to thirty minutes? Thirty is probably too much for most Americans. Try ten minutes. C’mon, try it. “Try it, Sam I Am, you’ll like green eggs and ham.” You will not realize what you truly enjoy until you try what your culture is avoiding;...

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When Shepherds Follow

"The LORD is my shepherd...He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." Psalm 23:1, 3 ESV I can’t remember the first time I heard, "lead, follow, or get out of the way." It may have been in in the military, in a movie, or in conversation. Whenever it was, it stuck. For years I...

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Keep Reading Your Bible

Keep Reading Your Bible I'm sure by now that you've received emails, Facebook ads, or push notifications encouraging you to start (or continue) a Bible...

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[Un]Repentance: The Mark of [Toxic]Leadership

For those who want a biblical picture of a toxic leader, there is always Saul - the king. Saul was the first chosen King of Israel around 1050 BC. He was tough, good looking, and attractive to the Israelites who sought to be like the nations around them by having a king go out to battle for them...

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What is Covenant Theology

Let's begin with a description of the biblical doctrine of the two covenants of works and grace. The Covenant of Works was a bond made between God and Adam and his descendants. This covenant offered blessing for keeping God’s moral law, specifically of Adam not to eat of the tree of knowledge...

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3 Reasons Why Pastors should Preach from the Old Testament

ONE “All Scripture is breathed out by God…” The apostle Paul exhorts his young church planter Timothy that he is to preach and teach from “all of the Scriptures” because they are “profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be...

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Man Shall not Live by Bread Alone

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 This verse comes at the beginning of Jesus being tempted in the desert by Satan. Jesus had been fasting for forty days and forty nights. Jesus was probably hungry. Satan thought that tempting...

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