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Category Confronting the Culture

7
Dec

A Life Without Fault

For non-believers in the world, the greatest argument against the Christian life is the regular hypocrisy among Christians.  Of course, we are not perfect people, and the Christian life is certainly one of struggle.  The greatest sign of being a believer is that you feel remorse and seek repentance when you doing something that you …

30
Nov

Only the Foolish are Saved

I have listened to many sermons over the years, and like many, I have my favorite pastors that I like to listen to on the radio or online. A trap that we may encounter is trying to find that one sermon or that one book to really help us to learn what we need to …

16
Nov

The Judas Kiss

In our post last week I talked about the various failing of the apostles and how those failures did not impact our Savior’s love for us.  I had a series of technical difficulties and though I could have included Judas’s sin, I opted not to at the time, but since Judas was the motivation for …

26
Oct

Deceiving Standards

Truth is best defined as “fidelity to a standard” meaning that something is true if it matches the object that it is defined by.  God commanded the Israelites to have honest measures to weigh out quantities of foods for payment or sacrifice.  He commanded the weights to be exactly as said they were and not …

19
Oct

Sour Grapes and Sin

“Like Father Like Son” is a statement that we sometimes hear around our world today.  It is an unfair analogy and it unjustly hurts people whom are judged by a family member’s conduct.  It happened to me in high school.  I, like my brother, played in various band courses but in my tenth grade year …

12
Oct

The Vision Fulfilled

Life is not destined to carry on as it is now.  Some things we can control and some we cannot.  The worst thing we can do is resign ourselves to poor life circumstances.  In our finances, many people will believe that they will always have a car payment or a credit card balance.  How many …

5
Oct

Building the Tombs

History is in the eye of the beholder, and we can never say what we would do if we suddenly found ourselves generations past.  If we were in the time of Columbus, would we think that the earth was round or flat?  If we looked into Copernicus’s telescope and considered his model for the sun-centered …

28
Sep

Whitewashed Tombs

When I lived in Wyoming, the greenest place in town was the cemetery.  When I first began my running exercises, it was in the mazes of roadways that I timed myself, always working on running more and more.  I walked there with a book, and even rode through on the bike on several occasions.  It …

14
Sep

Gnats and Camels

I went to pick up a young teenager to take him to church as I usually did one Sunday and his visiting half-brother wanted to go with us, so I drove both of the boys to church that day which happened to be Halloween, but one of them was wearing a fedora that was part …

7
Sep

I (Don’t) Swear It

Those that have been in the church for a while know the scene all too well: The head of the building committee gives the announcement on stage that the plans for the renovation are complete and it will only cost a few million dollars.  The congregational heartstrings are pulled and the people are asked to …

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