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Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

I’m thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I’m not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it’s something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

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Steadfast faith of saints in darkest times can serve to uplift unbelievers

Acts 27 can serve as a real life example of what happens when believers remain steadfast in clinging to the leadership of the Holy Spirit along with God’s prophetic word. In that chapter, Paul, accompanied by a handful of fellow Christians, was being shipped to Rome as a prisoner by Roman guards on a ship from… Continue reading Steadfast faith of saints in darkest times can serve to uplift unbelievers

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A fresh look at Paul’s thorn in the flesh

Much speculation has been made about Paul’s thorn in the flesh that he discusses in 2 Corinthians 12:6-10. Some have said it was a physical ailment (including me at times in the past) and in the past two days, a commenter came to this blog to use Paul’s thorn as an excuse, in my opinion,… Continue reading A fresh look at Paul’s thorn in the flesh

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Paul meant excommunication not castration

Which one of the following is correct? (A) 12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves! Galatians 5:12 (NIV) (B) 12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you. Galatians 5:12 (KJV) I’ve heard critics of the Bible refer to Paul as a merciless barbarian for wishing… Continue reading Paul meant excommunication not castration

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God specializes in using nobodies

I grew up in a church where the accepted thinking was that if you really wanted to be important in God’s kingdom (i.e. religious church circles), you had to be called to preach and either sit under a prominent pastor and/or attend seminary to get a string of letters after your name, like M.Div. However,… Continue reading God specializes in using nobodies

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Was Christianity created by Paul the Apostle?

The lies of the Jesus Seminar continue to be spread around by many who just make assumptions and are gullible enough to believe whatever they hear as long as it takes swipes at Christianity. One such claim is that Jesus Christ was just considered an ordinary Jewish Israelite rabbi until Paul came along and made… Continue reading Was Christianity created by Paul the Apostle?

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Are Christians supposed to be free of sickness?

The Word Faith Movement has been responsible for a lot of teachings seeping into the church for several decades now and one of the more popular teachings stemming from them is the idea that Christians should never be sick. Take for instance the following statement from Gloria Copeland: “When Jesus bore away our sins, He… Continue reading Are Christians supposed to be free of sickness?