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FIGHT ON

SOUL MODEL

HARD WAITING

LonesoME

There a many Christ-followers who can identify with the song of the famous country singer/songwriter Hank Williams, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Loneliness continues to be one of the leading reasons of pain and sorrow in people’s lives today. Thomas Wolfe wrote — “Loneliness is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.” Loneliness hurts. Loneliness has many causes, but the majority of people experience loneliness after someone they loved is no longer with them. This could be the consequence of having experienced the death of a spouse, or the pain of divorce. But make no mistake, loneliness is painful.

You can be surrounded by people and still be lonely. Yet, you can be totally alone, and not experience loneliness. What makes the difference in these two statements? No matter what you’re experiencing in your life’s journey having confident assurance that the Lord God is present with you makes all the difference. Jesus knew when He was arrested that all the disciples would run…

GUILTY DEAFNESS

The most difficult task of a preacher is to change people’s minds in order for the Spirit to transform their hearts. This requires a bit of spiritual yard work to remove the weeds of false theology and plant in good ripe seeds of God’s Word. “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.”(2 Corinthians 10:4-5) The truth of the matter is, most people resent being told about their sins and prefer to hear messages of optimism and not messages of judgment. Regrettably, it happens with the best of Christ-followers.

When sin is highlighted and shame is exposed an audacity, an unholy boldness; a hardheartedness erupts against the guilt. How can this happen among believers? How can a Christ-follower go to God’s house and pretend to pray to the Lord and sing praises unto His na…