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Sep 19, 2020 08:00am

Different Opinions and What Jesus Would Do

Even though it’s completely secular wisdom, I thought that author and podcaster Brene (pronounced like Renee) Brown’s comments were well […]

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Sep 15, 2020 08:00am

Hope, Grace, and Kindness on the Football Field

Sit back a minute, close your eyes and honestly ask yourself what life would be like without hope. Yes, seriously, […]

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Sep 13, 2020 08:00am

Is Peace Even Possible?

Peace. Oh, how we need it in our world today.  Before you say, “Duh, Captain Obvious!” or point the finger […]

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Sep 09, 2020 08:00am

Counterculture Needs a Love Encounter

On September 1st, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers squared off against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. National Anthem […]

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Sep 07, 2020 08:00am

This is How a Church Should Actually Function

We are commanded by Christ to “make disciples,” but somewhere along the way, making disciples became counting converts to some.   […]

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Sep 06, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How You Know if Your Church is Sick

There are many examples of people who thought they were healthy but when they visited the doctor it was the […]

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Aug 26, 2020 10:41am

You Don’t Have to Quit Sinning Before You Come to Jesus

Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t […]

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Aug 24, 2020 08:00am

When the Potholes of Life Knock You Out of Alignment

As we wind down the season over the next few weeks, there are some of us who feel like summer […]

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Aug 17, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Why You Don’t Ignore the Guy With Tattoos

As usual, my plane was late and I did not think I would be able to make the connection. I […]

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Aug 16, 2020 08:00am

Shut Down Your Faith in Government

When we see moral and cultural decay occur in our country, sometimes our response is to put a lot of […]

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Aug 14, 2020 08:00am

Surrender the Fight and be Declared the Winner

I’ve fought my share of fights over the years.  Some were necessary. Some were stupid. Some I won. Some I […]

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Aug 09, 2020 08:00am

Is Truth Based on Whatever You Feel?

Pilate asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?”  And two thousand years later, we’re still asking . . . In […]

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Jul 23, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t do as I do, do as I tell you to do

Follow Christ and be the godly example your friends, family and co-workers need!

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Jul 21, 2020 14:00pm

The good ole’ days

When you turn to Christ, His light reveals the sins that are hidden in the dark.

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Jul 20, 2020 08:00am

Youth Leaders and Parents, Here’s What Teenagers Really Need

The students in your church’s youth group must now think more deeply than you realize, because being labeled “Christian” no […]

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Jul 17, 2020 08:00am

A Rant About Ranting

When was the last time you heard or went on a rant about some general demographic? Foolishly, I often find […]

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Jul 12, 2020 08:00am

The Secret Sin of Gluttony

I have often heard that “gluttony” applies to over-indulging in anything, and there is no escaping that in biblical terms […]

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Jul 09, 2020 08:00am

Why We ShouldCare for the Marginalized and Broken

When Angie and I moved into the first home we ever purchased for ourselves, we moved into an aging neighborhood […]

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Jul 02, 2020 14:00pm

Set Apart

Our lives should look like what Scripture defines as a follower of Christ and not to be resembling the world.

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Jun 30, 2020 08:00am

Showing Grace When the World Expects Judgment

Every conversation you get into is an opportunity to show people the grace of God that you’ve experienced in your […]

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Jun 29, 2020 08:00am

Jesus Wants Us to Know His Father as Our Father

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” (A.W. Tozer) What […]

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Jun 26, 2020 08:00am

In What Direction do Your Words Point?

Words shape the future. Whether we’re talking about written words or spoken words, the fact is families, churches, governments, nations […]

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Jun 24, 2020 08:00am

Real Faith is Transformational not Informational

Real faith uses information for the purpose of transformation. D. L. Moody said, “the Bible was not given for merely […]

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Jun 23, 2020 08:00am

It’s Not About Winning an Argument, But Winning a Soul

If you believe in Jesus, then apologetics is for you; it’s not just for “intellectuals.”  The clearest definition I’ve heard […]

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Jun 18, 2020 14:00pm

Becoming a Sacrifice

If you have accepted Him as your Savior, you have a duty to be holy, to be set apart from the rest of this world for His glory.

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 10, 2020 08:00am

10 Ways to Help Someone Who is Depressed

As someone who has personally struggled with depression and tried to minister to loved ones in the thick of it, […]

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Jun 09, 2020 08:00am

A Protest Against Refusing to Value Human Life

I’m writing this just a few days after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, so the United States […]

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Jun 06, 2020 08:00am

Real Religion is Faith That Works

Greg Stier, Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries, tells the story of encountering a fan of Marilyn Manson […]

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Jun 03, 2020 08:00am

Yes, the Answer to Racism is Jesus

Racism has been part of the human story for thousands of years. The Bible itself contains the history of tribal […]

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May 14, 2020 14:00pm

Clear Instructions

God gave clear instructions on what to do after the flood: give life, do not take it.

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May 05, 2020 14:00pm

I’m in the Lord’s army

When we recognize our gifts and use them for God’s glory, we fulfill our purpose.

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May 05, 2020 08:00am

3 Reasons to Follow This Fashion Trend

Last year, I was reading through books of the Bible I had never completed. I hate to admit that, but […]

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Apr 30, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us.

He loves us in spite of our worries and insecurities.

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Apr 23, 2020 14:00pm

You want me to do what?

What has God told you to do and what has been your response?

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Apr 23, 2020 08:00am

How Should We Live? How Should We Die?

Last night I dreamed about my dad. It’s strange, because although he passed away eleven years ago next month, this […]

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Apr 22, 2020 08:00am

6 Ways to Share Your Story With Non-Christians

(Read “How to Transition into ‘Gospel Conversations’ with Non-Christians” as it builds on this blog. https://lifeword.org/blog/how-to-have-gospel-conversations-with-non-believers/ As you peel back […]

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Apr 19, 2020 08:00am

Easter: The Rest of the Story

Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on […]

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Apr 17, 2020 08:00am

A World-changing, Life-transforming Hope for the Whole World

Hope is so fundamental to the human condition that when we don’t have it life is unbearable. We know that […]

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Apr 16, 2020 08:00am

Now is the Perfect Time for an Appointment with God

As I sit to write these words, I have just listened to our national leaders warn us that we are […]

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Apr 13, 2020 08:00am

It’s Time to Speed the Spread (of the good news)

When was the last time you spread the good news?  What an odd time to think about spreading things!  News […]

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Apr 07, 2020 14:00pm

Life isn’t fair

No matter what you’ve done, what you’ve said or where you’ve been, reach out to God today.

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Apr 02, 2020 14:00pm

Give God Your Best

They are doing these things because they know we want them to, not because they want to.

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Mar 31, 2020 08:00am

How to Have Gospel Conversations With Non-Believers

Sam Chan’s wonderful book Evangelism in a Skeptical World fleshes out a practical pathway to create “gospel conversations.”  Simply put, conversations have three […]

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Mar 24, 2020 14:00pm

Separation but Restoration

“Oh, death where is your sting? Oh, grace where is thy victory?”

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Mar 22, 2020 08:00am

How Do You Know if You’re Spiritual Enough?

Before we get started, I need to let you in on a little secret about a deeply ingrained insecurity that […]

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Mar 19, 2020 14:00pm

You can run but You can’t hide

Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.

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Mar 19, 2020 08:00am

This is How to Become a Sinner Saved by Grace

The image of a diamond is commonly used to show the multi-faceted reality of how sinners are saved by God. […]

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Mar 18, 2020 08:00am

Coronavirus: Who’s Really in Control?

I don’t know how to change a tire.  I don’t know rocket science or calculus.  I don’t know how bad […]

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Mar 15, 2020 08:00am

Don’t Settle For an Average Life with an Average Purpose

There are only two ways to live life: Your way.  God’s way.  There is no third way. To put it […]

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