Holidays

Holidays
Holidays

Every Day Is A Holiday With Jesus! You might notice that there has been a gap in my posts over the Holidays, but that has not kept me from my daily devotions, just in posting them. I have truly enjoyed the holidays so far and look forward to the New Year. But let’s take a […]

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How To Be A Perfect Father

How To Be A Perfect Father
How To Be A Perfect Father

Being the dad of three teenagers, a kindergartener, a toddler and an infant is one of the most joyous pursuits I have ever experienced. Now I use the word joyous because, quite frankly, the pursuit does not always bring happiness. There are some pretty hard times that I have experienced as a dad and most […]

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Examples Good and Bad

Examples Good and Bad
Examples Good and Bad

Because of the brevity of this book it is one that is often overlooked. It reminds me of “B” side songs that don’t get the attention that they deserve. But this is by no means a “B” side book, for in it is the wisdom of God for believers throughout time and eternity. The truth […]

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Truth In Love

Truth In Love
Truth In Love

This is a shorter study than most, and much of the ideas that were conveyed in 1 John were echoed in this letter to a church that was addressed somewhat anonymously. But this church that John writes to is what I would refer to as a model church. I can’t help but wonder if was […]

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Love Exemplified

Love Exemplified
Love Exemplified

What an amazing time in the Word of God tonight. You know whether you wake up super early in the morning or if you prefer (like I do) to enjoy the calm tranquility that settles over the house in the evening hours to study and do your daily devotional time, the important thing is that […]

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What Manner of Love

What Manner of Love
What Manner of Love

When we consider what Christ has done for us we should be in absolute awe and wonder. Considering that we are completely unworthy of the salvation that we have been given, it is a surprise why any of us sins. God is abounding in His mercy and where sin abounds, grace much more abounds (Romans […]

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Wolves In Sheeps Clothing

Wolves In Sheeps Clothing
Wolves In Sheeps Clothing

As we look at the biblical timeline and watch as prophesies unfold in our generations we know that if John was living in the last hours then we are living in the last minutes and even seconds. The only thing that needs to take place on the prophetic timeline with regard to the rapture of […]

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Perfect Love

Perfect Love
Perfect Love

When we think about the love that Christ has for us we are summoned to the cross. Here we see our Savior nailed, beaten, and bruised. The precious blood spilled on our behalf. This love so perfectly exemplified by our Savior becomes the focal point of the Apostle John in the second chapter of 1 […]

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The Senses

The Senses
The Senses

The Five Senses have always intrigued me. How wonderfully we were made by our Creator and the things He has given us are so very complex and mind-boggling. We depend our senses every day to do even the most mundane tasks. My favorite thing about the senses that God has given me is that I […]

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

In Psalm 26 we find David, after he had appealed to God his righteous claim of innocence and integrity against the charges his enemies had aimed at him, David then proclaims the his thanksgiving to the LORD in a declaration of worship. It is in this Psalm that he calls upon the LORD to be […]

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Dealing With Temptation

Dealing With Temptation
Dealing With Temptation

Part of the greatest struggle in the life of the believer is dealing with temptation. The problem is not with the desire to good and to be righteous, it is the flesh that seems to muddle things up for the Christian. The Apostle Paul speaks to this fact in Romans chapter 7, where he writes: […]

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Making Godly Decisions

Making Godly Decisions
Making Godly Decisions

One of the biggest challenges a new believer has is in the area of decision making. Up until the point of their conversion their decisions were guided primarily by their own desires and now the new believer finds that he or she has to make decsions that will honor God. Not an easy task when […]

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A Grace That Empowers

A Grace That Empowers
A Grace That Empowers

When I was in Bible college my professor, the late Dr. Walter Lumpkin, taught me whenever you see a verse that starts with the word “therefore” you have to ask the question, “What is the ‘therefore’ there for?” These little tips and others that he shared with me were a part of the discipleship that […]

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Left My Sword At Home

Left My Sword At Home
Left My Sword At Home

One of the most beautiful things about being a disciple of Jesus Christ is that we draw closer to Him through the reading of His Word. But the fact is that we can’t always have our Bibles open in front of us at any given time. We have work, school, and other things that keep […]

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Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer
Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer Today the LORD gave me a Scripture through a conversation with my wife that got me to thinking about what I wanted to share in the Distinctive Discipleship blog for today. The verse comes from the book of Hebrews chapter 10 which reads: Divide and Conquer comes from the Greek (diaírei kaì […]

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First Praise

First Praise
First Praise

First Praise Sometimes my personal devotionals take the form of praise. As I feel lead by the Spirit I will occasionally write a new song to the LORD. As I reminisce about the way the LORD has moved me and changed me I will reflect on the days when I first gave my life to […]

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Eternal and Immutable

Eternal and Immutable
Eternal and Immutable

An Eternal And Immutable God I gave a sermon back in June of 2013 on 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 entitled “All Things To All Men”  (listen here) and related the fraternity life of my college days to the kind of fraternal order or brotherhood that the Apostle Paul sought to have with believers from all walks of […]

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