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It’s All About Christ

The Gospel-centered life is all about deliverance from sin by Christ, development in Christ, and delighting in Christ. The goal of our Christian growth is getting to know Christ, becoming more like Christ, and being used by Christ.   But when … Continue reading

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How Does the Gospel of Divine Love Transform Us?

My wonderful church gave me a 4 week sabbatical from my pastoral duties and I am very thankful for that.  This was my first sabbatical.  I have learned a lot, worshipped the Lord, spent time in prayer, attended a conference … Continue reading

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Why It Is Not All About Me

This year’s VBS has been wonderful.  Although it’s been very hot, the Lord has been blessing our VBS!  We have had 79 children (and counting) registered for VBS.  That’s an all-time high.  Every night children have had lots of fun, … Continue reading

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How Do I Receive Real Happiness?

“And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the … Continue reading

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Lasik Eye Surgery and the Gospel

I had Lasik eye surgery on April 21, 2011.  My eye doctor, Dr. Runyan referred me to see Dr. Stahl in Dayton, OH.  Dr. Runyan told me that Dr. Stahl does Lasik surgery for free for pastors.  Because of the … Continue reading

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Why is Grace So Amazing?

Grace makes no sense to a person who believes they are innocent.  Grace makes no sense to the person who thinks they must accomplish something great in order to gain God’s favor.  Grace makes no sense to the person who … Continue reading

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