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Merry Christmas 2018

The secularization of our society over the last twenty five years is nothing short of amazing.  I remember vividly traveling to Russia during Christmas of 1991 with my father-in-law and brother-in-law.  The old Soviet Union had fallen and that country was trying to pull itself out of a communist economy that had failed miserably.  The […]

The Greater Virtues

It is the selfish part of our human nature to place our energies on the showy but lesser virtues rather than upon the more difficult and greater virtues.  Jesus said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the […]

Our Sanctification, Part 1

No series on walking with God would be complete without some explanation of the Biblical doctrine of sanctification.  The Biblical word comes from the same root word as “holiness” and “saints.”  It basically means to be set apart.  Although sanctification has been discussed and debated as long as the church has been around, there is […]