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Author Archive

Salty Speech for Royal Witness

If you want to be salt and light for Jesus Christ, developing some salty speech would do wonders! “Salty speech?” you wonder. For many, that reminds us of the type of language that we have often associated with sailors and—let’s face it—a large number of our encounters in daily life. “Surely Jesus wouldn’t want us to speak in a ‘salty’ way, would He?” you protest.

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The King’s Code: Making Our Mark

The Glory of the Gospel is that when the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.

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Blessed are the Persecuted

Warning! You might be a marked man or woman. For any modern-day marketing guru, Jesus’ pattern of promotion was an enigma. That’s putting it mildly. The more honest among us would consider his promotion a colossal breach of etiquette, wisdom, and sanity.

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The King’s Code: The Secret(s) of Happiness

Followers of Jesus display counter-cultural character which honors the King, confounds observers, and invites true happiness.

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The Journey of Generosity

Money and possessions were truly a big deal to Jesus. He spoke about wealth more than heaven and hell combined. He warned against “the deceitfulness of riches” and reminded people that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

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The Journey to Generosity

Generosity results in life liberation and bountiful blessing

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The Purse Curse

Compared to the vast majority of people who have walked the planet, we are filthy rich. How many of us wondered if we would have food to eat today? Or clothes to wear? Or shelter over our heads? How many of us worried about our physical safety this week? If we’re honest, our answer would be “not many.”

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Ears to Hear: Show Your Cards

Empty hands and humble hearts invite God’s favor.

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Prudes and Meddlers?

“Why do Christians seem to be so hung up on the topic of sex?” “Why are Christians so judgmental of how others live when they can’t get their own act together?” Those two frequent charges are sometimes lobbed by outsiders as they look at the Church and its people. Believers may squirm or react. Often we feel cornered. Should we?

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Ears to Hear: Blessing Intolerance

To follow Jesus is to abhor sin and confront those who promote it.

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