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The past couple of weeks have been crazy. I went back to Minnesota, where I was born and raised, for Christmas. Everyday, I had some sort of obligation, at least that’s what it felt like. From family parties to friend gatherings, it was non-stop action. When I am away from home or on the go, I find that I become insensitive to my need for God. I worry about the next thing on the calendar instead of how much time I spend in the Word. This is a problem for me, and you may have a similar problem. Our human nature makes it easy to become callous. Ephesians 4:17-19 says this:
17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God…
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The Importance of #Apologetics when Sharing the #Gospel of #Jesus
Christians are called to preach the Gospel. It isn’t an optional or a suggestion, it’s a command! One of my favorite places to share my faith is on the golf course. It’s great because I get to spend 3 to 4 hours with a person or group of people, and they have no place to go! I wrote a little about this in an earlier post entitled “Go Tell it on the Mountain”.
When I do share what Jesus did for me on the cross I get a plethora of responses. Some people ignore or pretend they didn’t hear what I said. Some roll their eyes and talk about how boring church is. Some, by God’s grace, have ears to hear and say they will look into what I said. Then, you have the objector who will attack what you are saying.
I have spoken with a couple of objectors on…
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I have been getting asked this question on Periscope so here is my answer on in #Masturbation OK.
This article is in response to a question by a reader (Shirley Anne). She asked about what the Bible says about masturbation. The answer to this question might be disappointing to some folks but the Bible does not speak about masturbation explicitly. What the Bible does speak on is sexuality and what God intended sex to be. We are first going to dive into what God’s purpose’s were for creating sex. Then we will contrast that to masturbation.
God’s Purpose for Sex
Sex is God-given and all of us can thank him for that. Let’s briefly talk about sex from God’s perspective.
1)Procreation is the first command God gives to humanity. Genesis 1:27-28 says:
God created humankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them,
male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it!” –NET
2)Pleasure is also an essential aspect of sex. 1 Corinthians 7:3-5…
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