A Choke Hold


Jesus spoke a lot about living an authentic Christian life. One of the most basic and beautiful teachings about this subject is found in Matthew, chapter thirteen in what is know as “The Parable of the Sower.” This story gives us a glimpse inside what can happen when a person hears the word of God. […]

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Roots


What does it mean to live an authentic Christian life? The Parable of the Sower found in Matthew chapter thirteen details part of Jesus’ teaching on this very topic. First, Jesus explains what happens when the Word touches a heart but has no platform of faith on which to land. The heart is hardened by […]

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The Wayside


What does it mean to live an authentic Christian life? Matthew chapter thirteen reveals what can happen to a person when encountered with the gospel of Jesus. Today, let’s focus on verses 18-19: Therefore hear the parable of the sower: When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the […]

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Itching Ears


In 2 Timothy chapter 4, the apostle Paul tells Timothy that a time is coming when Christians will develop a malady called “itching ears”. What Paul is prophesying of is a time in which Christians will not endure sound doctrine.  In this period spoken of by the Bible, members of church will not want to […]

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Where is the Bottom?


Have you ever watched the life of someone you care about and observed them making decisions that lead them to the bottom? You know what I mean by the bottom – low places in life – destruction, loss, hardship, pain, etc. If you are praying for these people, then you see them hit “bottom” – […]

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The Holy Land


  My wife and I are heading off to Israel soon with several other believers. If you’ve never been there, I would suggest that you make it part of your plans for the future. I love to go to the places that I’ve read about in the Bible and see them for myself. Doing so […]

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Who Am I?


I recently preached a sermon to the church about identity. I’d like to share that with you now. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of […]

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