Understanding the Bible

Growing to know God’s Word is one of the most important things a Christian can do.  Today we have Bibles in many translations and languages.  We have Bibles on our phones and tablets, online Bibles and audio Bibles. But do we understand what we are reading?  That’s always the key, isn’t it?  The Bible is mu
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Real Relationships

I’ll be the first to say that I love technology.  My family can tell you that I love to edit and make movies of our vacations and trips.  I have a smartphone and I use a computer an iPad at my office. And technology is not sinful in and of itself – but our obsession with it is, when we sacrifice relationshi
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Helping Others Grow

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others 2 Timothy 2:2 NIV   At the end of June our family took a vacation up to the northwest, where we visited quite a few family and friends. Like most people, I look forward to seeing
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Summer Reading

Summer can be an excellent time for doing some reading. Typically, our schedules slow down a little bit and we have more free time. School is out, many people take vacations from work, and we get a chance to relax. And summer is an excellent time for Christians to do some reading to grow in the faith, so I wanted to sh
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The Power of Meditating on Scripture

If you are a Christian, a follower of Jesus, do you feel powerful?  Do you sense that you have inner strength to be a person of integrity, to be honest?  Do you feel you have the strength to share the hope of Jesus with someone, or do you feel intimidated?  Does your relationship with God give you self-control as you d
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