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Spiritual Disciplines for Daily Life Part 02

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Spiritual discipline is a personal commitment that each of us has to make for ourselves. As we make this personal commitment, many of the disciplines will be monitored only by you. Much like golf, you keep your own score and you call the penalties on yourself. 

The two extremes that you will face in personal spiritual discipline is legalism and libertinism. The legalist will adopt the mindset that you must fulfill these disciplines every day in order to please God and the libert...

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Controlling or Enabling

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On Wednesdays I teach a course for our Contextualized Leadership Development Program through Gateway Seminary.  This semester the course I am teaching is a walk through Acts and 1 Corinthians.  As we worked our way through the Samaritan Pentecost of Acts 8, I was confronted by the notes for our class.

The primary notes for our class are developed by our Center Director Dr. Fred Creason and in many ways Fred sees application for present ministry in places where I see theologica...

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Getting Out What You Are Putting In: Investing in the Bible with Your Family

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Too often we outsource the education of our families.  We allow the Television, tablets, schools, and churches to take the lead in developing the minds and actions of our spouses and our children.  While there is nothing wrong with using these as tools in education, if they are a leader and not a partner something is wrong.

Each of us must take responsibility for educating the members of our household.  We must make firm and consistent efforts to develop and cultivate the...

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Who Do You Love?

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

John 14:15-21 offers us the promise of the Holy Spirit. In these words, the Lord Jesus shares with his disciples that he will be with them just a little longer, but that when he is gone he will ask the Father for another Advocate to be with them forever. This promise of the Spirit is one of our greatest hopes. The Holy Spirit seals us in preparation for the day of redemption. The Spirit gifts the church to fulfill the commission of the Lord Jesus. The Spirit empowers us to stand against ...

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