The King’s Code

The King’s math 1.1. Christ = King (Luk 23:1-2) 1.2. Love = Loyalty (Joh 14:15) 1.3. Upgrade = Sacrifice (Phi 2:5-11) 1.4. Holiness = Intolerance (of sin) (2Co 7:1) 1.5. My King is King > All other Kings (gods included) (Mat 28:18). 1.6. My King’s reboot > than your best life now. (Rev 21:1-5). 1.7. […]

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The King’s Team

Nobody gets to heaven by themselves. Why? Because Christianity is a team sport. We need to be on the King’s team, the church. More than that, we need to be doing our part to see that the King’s team is a success. Here then is what you need to know about the King’s team and […]

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Following Christ – Part 2

As discussed (in Part 1), following Christ requires that you daily submit every single area of your life (your mind or heart, your decisions and desires, your worries and cares, your past, present and future) to His Lordship (His Word, will and way) and justice (His penalty for sin), so that it will count for […]

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Following Christ

Following Christ requires that you daily submit every single area of your life (your mind or heart, your decisions and desires, your worries and cares, your past, present and future) to His Lordship (His Word, will and way) and the justice He requires for your sin, so that it will count for His Kingdom (Mat […]

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All In vs Not In At All

There are three principles Jesus establishes in these verses that must DEFINE your life to be ALL IN for God: You view everything in this world according to its value as an eternal investment (something earning heavenly reward) versus its value as a commodity (something for present enjoyment only) (19-21). The questions (then) I need […]

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Christian Unbelief and Doubt Part 3

For parts 1 and 2 of this series, listen here: Christian Unbelief and Doubt Part 1 and Christian Unbelief and Doubt Part 2. Introduction (2Co 4 – We live by faith, not by sight) Becoming a Christian does not mean we will never struggle with unbelief and doubt (ever again) as it relates to God. Nor should we […]

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Watching Over Our Hearts

The Importance of Watching Over Our Hearts (Proverbs 4:23) 1. “An intelligent heart acquires knowledge…” (Pro 18:15) This tells us that what is meant by the heart is one’s mind. (Ecc 1:16-17, 2:1-3, 23, 7:21-22, 25, 8:16) 2. “As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.” (Pro 27:19) This […]

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Becoming Conquerors for Christ – 2 Timothy 2:1-10, Part 1

2 Timothy 2:1-10 Context: Timothy has become timid in his ministry as the interim pastor. (2Ti 1:4 – crying; 1:7 – fearful; 1:8 – ashamed of the Gospel). So, what are Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 2:1-10 meant to communicate to Timothy? 1. How to stop being a crybaby, sissy, simpleton, sell-out and become a […]

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Dark Brewed: Hebrews – Part 1

(Heb 12:1-17) Like a good dark brew (of either coffee or beer), this portion of the book of Hebrews delivers the kind of “kick in the pants” that is always appreciated when the pressures and temptations of this life have got us feeling like compromise is the only option. This was the situation of Jewish […]

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Matthew 5.2 – Conditional Identity

6. Jesus asserts that the identity we have gained as God’s people must be maintained through productivity and public witness (again Exo 19:4-6 = Israel’s identity also needed to be maintained – i.e. it was conditional): 6.1. (13) In the ancient world, salt was used as fertilizer for the soil/earth (“earth” = th/j gh/j = […]

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Love, Lust and the Lord

The importance of understanding these three words (love, lust and the Lord) and their relationship to each other, cannot be overstated. Such understanding is the basis for assessing and addressing the human condition (i.e. why we do what we do; what we should do). Love is a decision/choice whereas lust is a feeling: 1.1. Love […]

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