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Charles Stanley: The Gift of Forgiveness


I couldn't help but be moved by Charles Stanley's definition of unforgiveness. It's something we ultimately do to ourselves, not to others: Webster defines gift as “something given to show friendship, affection, support, etc.” Using this definition, it seems logical to give gifts only to people we love, …

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Forgetting the Past

We all have a past. It's filled with proud moments, and not-so-proud moments. It contains joy and pain, and we are continually tempted to live in it. But God wired us to face the future, to think forward, to live for today and tomorrow and leave yesterday behind. Paul put it this way, No, dear brothers and …

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What I Really Deserve

Nice Fruit

This week, I'm staying in a nice hotel in Ocala, Florida, driving around in a rented Camaro, and eating fresh fruit - all sweet gifts from The Church at the Springs where Pastor Ron Sylvia and others are hosting Nuts & Bolts, a conference for church planters. I feel very blessed to be here. I don't deserve …

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21 Things Pastors Need to Know About Porn

My Porn Blocker

Just this morning, a book came across my desk, Eyes of Integrity: The Porn Pandemic and How It Affects You, and I devoured it in a matter of hours, not because it was an "easy read" but because it shares a compelling story that rarely gets talked about - what happens to people who consume or produce …

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But I Want Revenge!

In 1 Samuel 22, Doeg the Edomite ruthlessly slaughters, execution-style, 85 innocent priests of the Lord. In Psalm 52, David reacts by calling upon God to judge Doeg. Being angry was right, dealing with anger the way David did is also right. I'm sure you've been in the position before of wanting to settle …

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