Monthly Archives: February 2012

Your Hope in Heaven

As a college professor (as well as a pastor), I see discouragement all the time. Now. some Presidential candidates don’t seem to ever get discouraged (for example, Ron Paul). But, we all hit the doldrums of our faith, when the … Continue reading

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Struggling with Holiness

No human being is capable of being truly holy, that is pleasing to God, on his or her own power. If this does not seem obvious from our own experience, then we either have a low opinion of God’s holiness, … Continue reading

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Gospel-Centered Resolve

God is completely sovereign. His grace, working through the gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit, is sufficient to both save us from sin and “sanctify” us (make us holy). God gets all the glory for anything we do … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Father

In Colossians 1:3-4, Paul writes: We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,  since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints…(ESV) … Continue reading

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Is Christ Really Most Important?

Speaking of Christ, Colossians 1:18 says Col. 1:18 And  he is the head of the body, the church. He is  the beginning,  the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (ESV) (For more details on this verse, … Continue reading

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Made Holy in Christ

And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him… (Colossians 1:21-22, ESV) … Continue reading

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