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Bullies and the Love of God

[From the archives.] *** Bullying is bad. I should know. You probably think I’m about to go into a story from my childhood about how I was bullied. Well, I could. But I’m not going to. You see, while it’s true … Continue reading

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Having All the Answers Is Overrated

  Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,     for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly;     defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9.) ***  

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How Bob Ross’s Painting Taught Me to See the Hidden Things of God

I am grateful that God reveals even more to his people: Then will the eyes of the blind be opened. (Isaiah 35:5.) The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Will Never Convict You

[The point of the post is to differentiate from conviction as judicial pronouncement and conviction as bringing a right understanding.] The Holy Spirit does not convict people who belong to God. Rather, the Holy Spirit is our advocate (John 14:26, … Continue reading

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Such A Wicked, Wicked Child!

[This is the first part of a series on what the Bible teaches about our standing with God. Today’s post concerns God’s love and the fact that – despite sinning – we are always in God’s good pleasure. Tomorrow, part … Continue reading

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Bullies and Jesus

Bullying is bad. I should know. You probably think I’m about to go into a story from my childhood about how I was bullied in school. Well, I could. But I’m not going to. You see, while it’s true I was … Continue reading

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