Category Archives: Holiness

Plausible?

What does it take to fool you? If someone tells you a ridiculous story, you are unlikely to be deceived, right? But suppose someone tells you something that sort of makes sense, or that you are inclined to believe because … Continue reading

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Maturity

What is the path to maturity? How do we grow up? Little children grow up and mature, if they are fed and cared for by their parents or guardians. The process just seems to occur naturally, as long as the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Glory

Can you keep a secret? My wife and I are just so bad at keeping secrets from each other that we have given up. By that, I don’t mean to imply that keeping secrets is a good idea in marriage. … Continue reading

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The Right Tool

Have you ever used a wrench as a hammer?  You might get away with it. If a hammer isn’t available and you want to put a nail in the wall to hang up a picture it might seem to work … Continue reading

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The End of Conflict

Usually, when we think about conflict we can only imagine one end to the struggle: there will be a winner and there will be a loser. Every war, every battle, every argument, every fight is not really over until one … Continue reading

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Qualifed

“We’re sorry, you don’t qualify.” If you’ve ever heard or read those words before, you know how disappointing they are. Hopes may be dashed by those words. Dreams may be left in tatters. The words sting, even though they are … Continue reading

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Do By Learning

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” This is the principle behind much, if not all, of what we learn to do. We make attempts at what we wish to do, … 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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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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