The Bread of Life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.  John 6:35 Jesus said to them,… Jesus is always talking to our hearts. He’s not interested in merely satisfying our tangible needs or tickling our intellect–though he surely does those–but he’s always…

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The Importance of Theology

This post is adapted from a talk I was recently privileged to give to the men’s group at my local church. Introduction I want to start by putting all of my cards on the table and say that on this topic, I believe that the Bible is authoritative and clear regarding salvation and Godly living,…

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The Way, the Truth, and the Life

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Jesus said to him… It seems pretty typical of Thomas to doubt Jesus (v.5), but what Jesus shows himself faithful to do to Thomas multiple times in the Gospel accounts…

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On Romans 8:32

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 For several weeks now in my community group at church this verse has been brought up, and it dawned on me this morning that for this…

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If I’ve Learned One Thing: A Lesson From My First Five Years of Marriage

Today marks five years I’ve been married to the love of my life, Verena. Looking back, there have been quite a few notable experiences — graduations, five moves, jobs, buying a home, the birth of James, etc. — and I feel like God has used all of them, by his grace, to continue making me…

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Extra Special Providence

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing?…

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Experiencing God’s Love in a New Way

God, in his grace, allows his redeemed to experience the ways that he loves them through varying life experiences. Ultimately, we learn of all of this love, infallibly, through the words of Scripture which declare the sacrifice of the very Word of life, Jesus Christ, for his enemies making them his beloved. However, in experiential…

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The Beatitudes

This is the famous introduction to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount recorded in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5-7.  In these 10 verses Jesus quickly flips everything that we think to be correct on its head, and beautifully offends and astonishes all readers/hearers. The Beatitudes – much like the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians…

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Assurance of Freedom

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 So… Because of man’s enslavement to sin, there must be intervention from another. So if… Not all will be set free from their sinful bondage by God Almighty who works all things according to the counsel of his will for his…

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Building on the Rock

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And…

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