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When we struggle with the fear of man (people-pleasing), what we need is a renewed vision of our perfect Savior: O Pleasant Perfect Christ, Fully God and fully human, You know my temptations…

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Oh Pernicious People-Pleasing, Ever-churning, anxiety-inducing, You lead me down paths of fear, For your name’s sake. You whisper questions that leave me doubting: ‘What will they think?’ ‘Can I really…

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Wheaton College MA Biblical Exegesis Degree Are you looking at seminary programs or graduate degrees in Bible or theology?  Have you considered Wheaton College’s master of biblical exegesis degree?   This…

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Sermon manuscript from my sermon at Redeemer Fellowship on 4/28/13 on the “Prov 1:7–The Fear of the LORD”  

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When my heart sinks into the muck and squalor of self-pity, what I need is a fresh view of my selfless Savior: O Selfless Christ You spoke the world into…

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Oh Seductive Self-Pity You woo me with your claims: ‘I was overlooked!’ ‘I was mistreated!’ ‘I was wronged!’ Your logic is persuasive: ‘They should have known better!’ ‘It’s obvious I’m…

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Jesus Among Exorcists In my last post, I considered the notion of exorcism in the 1st century Jewish mind.  In this post I’d like to consider the exorcistic ministry of…

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