Tag Archives: Spirit

Bring Them Up in the Training and Admonition of the Lord

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” – Eph. 6:4 “Bring them up” = ektréphō – feed. “Training” = paideía – instruction to reach maturity. “Admonition” = nouthesía – … Continue reading

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Treadmill Christianity

Get on a treadmill. Push start. Now, I don’t care HOW FAST you run or for HOW LONG  – once you step off that treadmill, you haven’t actually traveled anywhere. Not one inch. This is what it’s like to TRY and earn your own … Continue reading

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Why Are Churches Dying?

Churches are dying. Some are thriving, but the overwhelming majority are not. Attendance is dwindling. Most are hanging on by a thread. Many will have to shut their doors in as little as one generation. A lot of this is because we … Continue reading

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Please Take Jesus Personally

How many times have you been told, “now, don’t take this personally, but…”? Well, I want you to take this personally: Jesus is THE ONLY WAY to God. The postmodern ear may bristle at that, but that doesn’t make it … Continue reading

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Christians Are Like Tea Bags

I heard this saying attributed to either Chip Ingram or Greg Laurie: “Christians are like TEA BAGS; you don’t know what they’re made of until you put them in hot water.” Isn’t that about the truth! Is the heat being turned … Continue reading

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How Can a Loving God Send Anyone to Hell?

How can a loving God send anyone to Hell? Why unlimited punishment for a limited behavior? Isn’t Hell cosmic overkill? Too harsh! Not fair! I’ve heard this objection many times and it seems reasonable… at first. John Bunyan said, “No sin … Continue reading

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Stuff Is Just Stuff, Jesus Is What Matters

You are rich. You live in America, which means: You have more than one phone, TV & car. You make more than $2 a day. You have so much stuff that you don’t know what to do with it all. You … Continue reading

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