Good Soil

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Seeds can be sown correctly, spaced correctly, fertilized correctly, but without good soil they will never germinate, they will never grow and produce fruit. So, what is “good soil?” Read more

Of Infinite Importance

The Apostles were “working class” men. They knew Jesus, firsthand. Some saw Jesus on the cross. After Christ’s death they laid down their lives in service to Jesus, some in far distant lands. Why? Read more

Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread

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Ordinary bread always carried a history in it that comes from the sourdough used to get the bread to rise. As descendants of Adam, we carry the history of Adam’s sin within us; it’s baked in. Read more

Expressed Through Me

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A while back, I was in Droitwich, England, working with some great people. After I repeatedly asked an Englishman to repeat himself, he said, “We are divided by a common language.” Read more

Nature verses Nature

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Behind our English translation is something quite interesting. The Bible commonly uses the word “nature” to lead us to one of two conditions: humanity’s nature is sin, or humanity’s nature became sin. Read more

Boast in the Lord

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God planned salvation before the creation of everything. God’s intent was to deny humanity any scrape pride in our salvation. Read more

Scars Contain a Story

It is human nature for us to craft a story for our scars. Also, as humans, we want to hear those stories. Read more

People Need the Lord

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No matter what you’ve done you can be saved. No matter what you feel you can be saved. No matter where you are you can be saved. It doesn’t matter if people think you are saved, you can be saved. You may ask, “Gary, how do I know that God exists? My friends and I make fun of Christians. We use Jesus as a swear word. We are confident that science has disproved all ‘God-based’ religions. So why should I believe you? Why believe me? Don’t! Who am I that you should believe what I say? But there is another, … Read more

Why Are There So Many Christians? Part 1 of “Why So Many”

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Next time, in this new series, we travel back to the primitive Church, to the first years of the Bride of Christ, to see how an empire was upended and the whole world changed by God working through Christians to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Read more

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