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The only thing I need to know for sure

What do you need to know for sure? That you turned the coffee maker off this morning? That you closed the garage door when…

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What’s under the wrapping?

“I’m telling you, she’s the total package. She’s funny and beautiful AND smart.” It’s a rare guy who wouldn’t want a girl like that….

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Public confession

It’s one thing to repent of our wrongdoings to our all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present God. In light of this, it kind of makes it…

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Developmentally able

Many years ago a woman named Tina would show up at church with her mother. Tina was in her mid-40s, but due to some…

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After the feasting

What do you suppose happened after the feasting for the lost son’s return? In Jesus’ parable in Luke chapter 15, we learn it wasn’t…

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Be an ambassador

I was once called the Ambassador of New Ulm, Minnesota. Are you impressed? I was a teenager working a fast-food drive-through. I told a…

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How do I forgive?

Years ago I got into a rather unloving exchange with a fellow Christian. The tension had been growing for months, so we met face-to-face…

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The gift of repentance

Do you love repenting? That word might bring some uninspiring pictures to mind. Perhaps an angry preacher thumping his Bible or a street corner…

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Where forgiveness begins

Have you ever seen the musical (or read the book) Les Misérables? It is, in part, about a convict named Jean Valjean who refuses…

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Loved by our Father

Years ago Ernest Hemingway wrote a story about a Spanish father and his son Paco who had a falling out, causing the boy to…

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Make us bold to pray

Which of these scenarios best describes your relationship with God? Scenario #1—The scene is a courtroom. God, the judge robed in black, takes his…

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They’ll never take our freedom!

Do you recognize the name William Wallace? Perhaps you’re familiar with Mel Gibson’s depiction of William Wallace in the movie Braveheart. Wallace was a…