Author: <span>Tom Schmidt</span>

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What my idle, indecisive heart needs to see: O Courageous Christ, By the power of the Spirit, You perfectly loved the Father. Never paralyzed with fear, Never frozen with indecision,…

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Oh Idle Indecision, You cover me like a blanket, Warming me with your whispers of security: ‘Give it some more time.’ ‘Better off really thinking if over.’ ‘No harm in…

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Please keep me in prayer, I’ll be guest preaching again this Sunday at church in Zion, IL: http://www.meadowridge.org/ Preaching on 2 Sam 11 (David and Bathseba).  Pray that I am…

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Andrew Wilson has some helpful words on the distinction between preaching and teaching: http://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/whats_the_difference_between_preaching_and_teaching  

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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to preach on Isaiah 59, and I used sentence diagramming to help me understand the text.   Diagramming a passage is when you lay…

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23 Truths For The Redeemed In Christ To redeem a thing is to take something that is broken/corrupt/enslaved and to deliver it, making it complete/cleansed/liberated.  The Bible teaches us that…

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The Gospel According to Gordon Ramsay Stories of redemption and redeemers abound in our culture.  We love seeing something that is broken/defiled/enslaved/ruined/destroyed come out fixed/purified/liberated/cleansed/saved.  It makes our hearts happy.…

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I request your prayers as I fill in for a church in northern Illinois and preach the sermon.  My text is Isaiah 59

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