Tag Archives: Paul (Apostle)

God Had Other Plans

A Scripture Vignette on Romans 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you, but have been thus far prevented, in order that I may reap some harvest among you as … Continue reading

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Seen Another Way

A Scripture Vignette on Acts 8:1-4 Saul approved of [Stephen’s] execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried … Continue reading

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Thankful for Family

“Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living.” This is the very first “proverb” (“Jamesism”) I remember learning from James MacDonald when I visited Harvest Bible Chapel for the first time back in the 90’s. He was right then, and … Continue reading

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Just as you received Christ, so walk in Him

To the Christian, specifically my fellow seminary students… A sermon manuscript on Colossians 2:6-7, prepared for my homiletics class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction Close your eyes. Think back to the first memory you have of knowing Christ. Can … Continue reading

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The Gift of Certainty

Can we be certain about the purpose of our lives? What has God put us here to do? When I think about these questions, I have moments of crystal clarity. Sometimes, I feel like “the arrow that springs from the bow” — … Continue reading

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Am I Enough?

Part of the process we’re going through in my preaching methodology and theology class this semester is to ask questions of ourselves about our preparedness to teach God’s Word. Last week, one of the questions we had to tackle in our … Continue reading

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Caesarea by the Sea

During his reign as a governor in the Roman empire, Herod the Great turned Caesarea from a simple fishing village into a large, prosperous sea port. He was called “the Great Builder” by some, because he undertook amazing construction projects … Continue reading

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