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Every Spiritual Blessing

Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your blessings. See what God has done. Indeed, all human beings have been blessed by God in some form or fashion, but if you are a Christian, you have been super-blessed. In fact, the Holy Spirit through Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 1 that we…

Christ Revealed

How are you feeling today? Do you feel strong or weak? Well, the Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength and as we close out the book of Romans, Apostle Paul points to one of the greatest reasons you and I as Christians have to rejoice:  the mystery of Christ has been…

Wise and Innocent

The Bible is full of teaching that will change your life, but one of the most pithy and profound sayings that will have a massive impact on your life is found in Romans 16:19, where the Holy Spirit through Apostle Paul says, “…be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is…

Give a Shoutout

As Apostle Paul comes to the end of his letter to the Romans, we see something pretty interesting. He starts giving out a ton of shoutouts. Do you know what a shoutout is? Today, it would be like me saying, “Hey, I wanna give a shoutout to my man Tom Butler and my dude Randy…

The Non-optional Nature of Prayer

Do you want to be obedient to the Lord Jesus Christ? Do you want to show that you love the Holy Spirit? Then do what Apostle Paul calls us to in Romans 15: prayer. He writes, “I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive…

Many Have Never Heard

For those of us who live in the South, it’s hard to imagine not knowing about Jesus. We have a church on every corner, it seems. Christianity is such an important part of our culture and community. It’s like Christianity is everywhere. But that’s not the case everywhere in the world. In fact, did you…

The Key to Unlocking the Bible

You and I carry around with us every day a set of keys. Each one is designed to unlock something. For instance, this key right here unlocks the ignition switch on my Silverado so that I can start my engine. This key here unlocks the door to my house so that I might enter in.…

Welcoming and Warm

From 2008-2014, I had the joy of serving as pastor of a Baptist church in the middle Tennessee town of Alexandria, which is about 50 miles east of Nashville. Alexandria doesn’t have a lot of people, but it’s filled with great people. Of course, we weren’t the only church in town. There were several, but…

A Stumbling Block

One of the worst things in the world is getting up in the middle of the night only to find out the hard way as you make your way across that dark room that somebody has left something in your pathway as you stumble over it. After you get over the initial shock, your first…

1st and 2nd Opinions

What’s your favorite book of the Bible? For many Christians, it’s either 1st or 2nd Opinions. People have opinions about lots of stuff, but what are we do when there is a difference of opinion? I’m not talking about a difference of opinion on facts or truths. When it comes to facts or truths, there…