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Mar 21 2011

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Waiting It Out

March 21, 2011 | By

We live in an “instant” and “fast-food” age. People today expect everything to happen quickly, and technology is aimed at making things work faster. Because of such an impatient mentality, we rarely find the value in waiting for a specific work to complete its full course before we can enjoy its fruit or result. Even as I type these words, there’s this worldly reminder to keep things short for fear that some may not read a lengthy material. Some things need to go through its perfecting work in order to bear fruit. We may neglect this value of “waiting” when it comes to human or mechanical efforts. But, when God is the one working in our lives, may we not have this impatient attitude towards His “work” of perfection in us. Read More

Jan 15 2011

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The Ultimate Apologetic

January 15, 2011 | By

How are we doing in being living evidence of God’s existence to the world around us? With so much attention being given to the intellectual legitimacy of faith via the field of apologetics, we were challenged to BEHAVE in such a way that proclaimed a life change… How can we carry out this purpose in our daily lives? The short answer: love.

The slightly longer, but far more complex answer: crazy love. This is not merely another apologetic arrow in our quiver, it is the ultimate apologetic – one that cannot be fabricated by human effort. Inspired by the example of Jesus on this earth, we are to be distributors of God’s love to the people in our lives. Not just our friends and those we share interests with, but more broadly, those who we come into contact with. The most well known description of Biblical love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Read More