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Family

This is the page dedicated to those posts that relate to family life and health.


Faith

This page will host posts that concern the “Faith once and for all contended for by the saints” as Jude puts it.  Theology and Christian life issues will addressed.

 

Observations from the Valley

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Yeah but… it Hurts:-/

1It seems to me that we all want to avoid suffering, and we will do pretty much whatever it takes to avoid it. But what happens when you can’t? What happens when God …


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I Dream of a Church


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The Dissapointed Pastor… (repost)

Pastoring looks easy to some, but it’s not. Pastoring is difficult.

It is hard to convince non-pastors that pastoring is a weighty responsibility. Any attempt to discuss the issue seems like self-promotion and self-pity. Uncaring individuals label pastors as complainers but simply calling a pastor a “whiner” reflects an ignorance of the facts and meanness …


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Bridezillas?

Amazing grace! The message of Jesus and His grace never goes out of style.

The number people that have been harmed by churches seems innumerable. Once again I was confronted by the reality that there are many wounded believers out there. This past Sunday I was privileged to preach away from home. The church I preached at is a wonderful body of believers that gets grace. As such she is finding people coming through her doors that are weary and wounded from churches and pastors that don’t get g …


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The Grace in Differences

Black and White HandshakeI got a call from a friend today.  He had heard my sermons had been following my posts on grace.  Instead of accusations he asked questions.  Instead of disrespect he lis …


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Context the Bane of Man’s Message

Over the last several years, I have been on a journey, a journey to freedom and to a stronger respect for the Bible itself and the truth that it proclaims.

The title of this post comes from one of the spurs that led me to question some of the Independent, Fundamental, Baptist Movements positions. I had heard so much Scripture taken out of context to support a man’s message or opinion and I simply began to become fed up by it. This poor preaching and teaching


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Embrace Grace Even When it Costs You, After all It Cost Jesus Too

Amazing Grace CrossThere are some that will say when a church embraces grace that they lose all standards. This simply is not true. We will and do have standards, they are found in the pages of the Bible. If t …


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Legalism Man’s Default Position

Today I want to briefly extrapolate from Genesis 3:6–7 what I believe to be the cause of so much confusion in the Christian church today. Namely that our fallen natures default position is one of legalism. Where you find legalism you will find every kind of work of the flesh and namely the worst kind of worldliness “the pride of life”.

Legalism in the classic theological sense is man’s attempt to appease God’s wrath through his own righteousness. There is a gene …


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Ministry

Here you will find articles and posts helpful to those in the ministry.

 

Observations from the Valley

Mountains Website Banner

As I have bee …


Read more...

Yeah but… it Hurts:-/

1It seems to me that we all want to avoid suffering, and we will do pretty much whatever it takes to avoid it. But what happens when you can’t? What happens when God …


Read more...

I Dream of a Church


Read more...

The Dissapointed Pastor… (repost)

Pastoring looks easy to some, but it’s not. Pastoring is difficult.

It is hard to convince non-pastors that pastoring is a weighty responsibility. Any attempt to discuss the issue seems like self-promotion and self-pity. Uncaring individuals label pastors as complainers but simply calling a pastor a “whiner” reflects an ignorance of the facts and meanness …


Read more...

Bridezillas?

Amazing grace! The message of Jesus and His grace never goes out of style.

The number people that have been harmed by churches seems innumerable. Once again I was confronted by the reality that there are many wounded believers out there. This past Sunday I was privileged to preach away from home. The church I preached at is a wonderful body of believers that gets grace. As such she is finding people coming through her doors that are weary and wounded from churches and pastors that don’t get g …


Read more...

The Grace in Differences

Black and White HandshakeI got a call from a friend today.  He had heard my sermons had been following my posts on grace.  Instead of accusations he asked questions.  Instead of disrespect he lis …


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Seven Things Pastors Would Like Church Members to Know about Their Children (REPOST)

This is a repost from Thom Rainer, he is an excellent thinker and asset to the Church. You can find his blog here.

I was serving a church in St. Petersburg, Florida, when it hit me hard. One of my young children had playfully fallen on the floor in the foyer after a worship service. A deacon in the church came up to me and spoke forcefully: “You need to tell your kid to get up. Pastors’ children aren’t supposed to act that way.”


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Context the Bane of Man’s Message

Over the last several years, I have been on a journey, a journey to freedom and to a stronger respect for the Bible itself and the truth that it proclaims.

The title of this post comes from one of the spurs that led me to question some of the Independent, Fundamental, Baptist Movements positions. I had heard so much Scripture taken out of context to support a man’s message or opinion and I simply began to become fed up by it. This poor preaching and teaching


Read more...

Embrace Grace Even When it Costs You, After all It Cost Jesus Too

Amazing Grace CrossThere are some that will say when a church embraces grace that they lose all standards. This simply is not true. We will and do have standards, they are found in the pages of the Bible. If t …


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