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Joy Restored

Last Tuesday morning, as I was walking into work from the seven-story parking structure where I park my car, I noticed a police officer and deputy sheriff conversing on the north-east side of the building with their vehicles strategically parked to block access to a certain area. As I walked by, I caught a glimpse …

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Scripture Alone

There is an idea among Wesleyan theologians that is widely attributed to John Wesley but is not actually something that he taught. It is called the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” and has been inappropriately used since its inception as an attempt to homogenize Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience into a collective authoritative source for the purpose of …

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Sinful Flesh

The Biblical concept of ‘sinful flesh’ can be confusing in that it often doesn’t necessarily refer to the physical body alone. The flesh is certainly and nearly always a reference to the body or members of the body in some capacity, but in many Scriptural passages, it is more than that. The sinful flesh is …

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Truth in love

“For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12 Modern society would have us believe that …

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Transformed

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT) If you spend time reading the Bible, you will quickly discover …

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