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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 10, 2020 08:00am

Is There a Solution for the Racism That Divides Us?

What is the antidote for racism, prejudice, hate, ethnic nationalism and supremacy? First of all, there is no form of […]

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Jul 08, 2020 08:00am

Oprah, Lady Gaga, and Born That Way

So I just watched an interview Oprah did with Lady Gaga on her series Oprah’s Next Chapter, and I feel an […]

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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 21, 2020 08:00am

Proverbs: 31 Chapters, 31 Prayers

(Introduction to this 31-days-of-prayer is at https://lifeword.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=4425&action=edit The following are 31 chapter summaries, key verses, and prayers inspired by the […]

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Jun 12, 2020 08:00am

The Fruit of Anger is Almost Always Rotten

If you’ve been a Christian for a long time, you’ve probably heard two distinct ideas about anger: The first is that […]

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May 28, 2020 08:00am

He’s a Lying Pervert: Why America May Never be Great Again

(Originally written on Election Day 2016) It’s a big day. We, the people, are obsessed with figuring out what to […]

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May 19, 2020 08:00am

8 Ways to Conquer the Destructive Power of Fear: Part Three

It is true that fear has a destructive power in our life. But it is also true that faith in […]

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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 05, 2020 08:00am

Here’s One Way God Changes us Through our Children

I once read a story about a kid that started a lawn mower with the oil cap loose. The kid […]

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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 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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Feb 02, 2020 08:00am

Moving Beyond Shame and Regret: Part One

Rick Warren recently wrote a great article about how Our Churches Should Be No Shame Zones. I’ve been surprised at the […]

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Jan 31, 2020 08:00am

The Truth About Fasting and 7 Ways to Do It

We’ve heard people say they are going to start a “fast,” whether for health reasons, for spiritual reasons, or maybe […]

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Jan 27, 2020 08:00am

Lessons From the Ultimate Traitor

Even if you’ve never read the Bible, you know who he is and what he did. Thesaurus.com lists Judas as a synonym […]

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Jan 24, 2020 08:00am

The Tough Decision to Give My Dog Away

It was that worst-case scenario: “What if our new-born son is allergic to our beloved dog?” On paper, it’s easy. […]

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Jan 15, 2020 08:00am

This is Why Satan Wants Your Soul

I suppose two mistakes can be made as you ponder Satan’s work in your life. While we can agree his […]

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Jan 05, 2020 08:00am

Sin Brings Pleasure – And That’s OK to Admit

Sin brings pleasure, but not satisfaction. It brings ruin, never flourishing. Disobeying God sounds good somewhere in the bowels of […]

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Dec 03, 2019 08:00am

“Prone to Wander, Lord, I Feel it”

In 1757 Robert Robinson, a self-proclaimed “wanderer,” wrote the penitent words of a poem we know today as the hymn […]

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Nov 06, 2019 08:00am

Rescue From Rebellion

A salvation story doesn’t have to be R-rated to be powerful. We may not all be saved from a life […]

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Nov 02, 2019 08:00am

Mike and Laura Beth: From Brokenness to Mending by the Potter

Mike: Sin and Brokenness “…Looking back,  I see there was no actual desire to pursue the things of God…  Nonetheless, […]

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Oct 22, 2019 08:00am

15 Things Your Pastor Does Every Week

It’s funny. I’m asked (as a pastor) at least once a month, “So, like, what do pastors do when it’s not Sunday?” […]

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Oct 19, 2019 08:00am

A Tattoo of the Cross

I had a conversation with a friend this week about tattoos. It got me thinking. She said… “I really want […]

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Sep 20, 2019 08:00am

The Gospel is Your Redo Button

Have you ever wished for a “Redo” button? Have you ever had a day that started off so completely on […]

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Aug 11, 2019 08:00am

Who is Jesus?

Jesus offered his life as a sacrifice for sin . . . the innocent paying the price of the guilty.

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Jul 09, 2019 13:30pm

Static? Move Closer to the Tower

I hate static.  Not like the kind that makes your clothes cling to you. I’m talking about static on the […]

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May 27, 2019 20:37pm

“Just follow your heart.”

Every time I see that phrase tweeted or represented in a pretty meme of some kind, I want to yell, […]

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May 24, 2019 13:00pm

I Never Dreamed

“I never dreamed” when I was a teen that my lifelong best friend would be murdered while sleeping in bed.  […]

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May 22, 2019 10:00am

The Evil in This World

The most formidable problem against Christianity isn’t whether or not God exists, but rather, if he does exist, why he […]

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Apr 20, 2019 07:00am

Resurrection: The Burden of Proof

The conception and rise of Christianity in the first century was due to the resurrection of Jesus, and so profoundly […]

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