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“Nice try” is not enough

Many of us approach salvation like Charlie Brown. We try really hard. But our efforts only leave us frustrated.

Fortunately, salvation is not a matter of trying hard. It is a matter of accepting the gift of God’s grace.

Ephesians 2:8–9 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2018 in Peanuts, Scripture, Theology

 

D-Day – 74th anniversary

Sacrifice. Commitment. Service. Freedom. Words fail to describe the impact of the previous generation.

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2018 in Peanuts

 

Writer’s block

Ah, yes. I can identify.

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Peanuts

 

Be ready to give an answer

Because the Sally Browns of the world are looking for answer, I must study, prepare, and be ready to give an answer. Since people are looking to me for guidance, I need to be in the Scriptures on a regular basis. Not just preparing the next sermon or lesson, but seeking to grow in my knowledge of God and his word.

1 Peter 3:15 – but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

2 Timothy 2:15 – Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Peanuts, Personal growth, Scripture

 

Making the playoffs

Charlie Brown expresses my sentiments to my rehab process. 😉

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Peanuts, Personal growth

 

Life is an essay question

It seems the older I get, the more essay questions life throws my way.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2017 in Fun, Peanuts, Personal growth

 

Pastoral humor

While I would not want the job description of Isaiah or Jeremiah, I would like to have their stubbornness and stick-to-it-tive-ness. I much prefer a congregation that says “Yes” and is committed to obedience, growth, and ministry.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Ministry, Peanuts