The Father Loves You

"Few can carry up their hearts and minds to this height by faith, as to rest their souls in the love of the Father; they live below it, in the troublesome region of hopes and fears, storms and clouds.  All here is serene and quiet.  But how to attain to this pitch they know not.  …

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Don’t Break These Rules

Christianity is not primarily a religion of rules.  It is instead a relationship between a holy God and sinful men meditated by grace through the person and work of Jesus Christ. However, every relationship needs boundaries.  Friendships will last only so long as confidences can be kept.  Marriages need faithfulness in order to thrive.  Christianity …

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Imagine

Forty-seven years ago John Lennon released the single “Imagine,” one of the most-performed songs of the twentieth century.  The lyrics consist of a (naïve) dream of how wonderful a totally secular world could be: “Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people …

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Acceptance, Not Approval

"[H]ospitality characterizes those who don't fuss over different worldviews represented at the dinner table.  The truly hospitable aren't embarrassed to keep friendships with people who are different.  They don't by the world's bunk about this.  They know there is a difference between acceptance and approval, and they courageously accept and respect people who think differently …

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