Author Archives: mrpatvincent

About mrpatvincent

Follower of Jesus. Husband. Father. Pastor.

I should read the Old Testament more, but I don’t.

I should read the Old Testament more, but I don’t. I get lost in all the names & places. Then I just give up. I hear this all the time. Maybe this will help. How are you approaching the OT? … Continue reading

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Jesus Preached Peace

This is a wonderful little verse about Jesus that doesn’t get much attention, but it’s just perfect: “And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.” – Eph. 2:17

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Grow Up!

“that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up … Continue reading

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Gal. 2:16

If I tell my children something once, that should be enough… but, of course, it’s usually not. If I tell my children something three times right in a row: its probably pretty important. In one verse, Paul repeats himself THREE times: “knowing … Continue reading

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Ask More, Tell Less

Ask more, tell less. This was some profound advice I was given by a great friend, Pastor Cyril. “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath,” – James 1:19 (also … Continue reading

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The Rich Young Ruler

If someone asked you how to get to Heaven, you’d probably say “by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9),” right? So why did Jesus give the Law to the rich young ruler when he asked the same question (Mark … Continue reading

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Straining at Rowing

I took Mary kayaking this weekend. Typical of a 2-year old, she wanted to “do it myself!” Needless to say, we didn’t get very far and she ended up pretty frustrated. Truth be told, she was a hot mess and I apologize to … Continue reading

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