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Does Disappointment Cause You To Be Offended?

Running For President When I was a yearling (sophomore) at West Point, I had this great aspiration to be the student body president. I thought it would be a great idea for me to lead our class into years of legacy of greatness for the class of 1999. So I put my name in the hat and then thought of how I would run my campaign. West Point required all yearlings to take an en...

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Search For Significance

Search for Significance on a Saturday Morning This morning my two year old son Jett woke me up around 6:30am begging forbrexfast. We made our way downstairs and I pulled up a chair for Jett to stand on while I worked on the ingredients for chocolate chip waffles. The smell soon wafted upstairs and my sleepy eyed four year old made his way down to join us. We soon indulged...

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Pitfalls to Faith

In the book of Luke Jesus encountered a Roman soldier whose faith made him marvel. That is impressive. Only guy in the Bible that gets that kind of reaction from Jesus. Now faith is the way we have access to God and it is also how our access to God was broken. Do you remember Adam and Eve? Satan visited aputdoubt in the minds of Adam and Eve. He makes them doubt that God h...

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Walk in Love - Battling lust as a Christian Community

A few years ago it was raining heavily on my way back to Austin from the Houston airport. When I was driving I suddenly found myself hydroplaning off the highway, flipping into a ditch. Thankfully I landed right side up when everything finally stopped moving. All things considered, it could have been far worse. The deputy that arrived on the scene said I was lucky. Appare...

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How Do I Get Rid Of This Thorn In My Side? Battling Lust As A Christian

Let's get real. There are some obvious sins that EVERYONE knows they should not do: murder, adultery, and stealing. Pretty much every moral system would not condone these, am I right? So many times we hear things like, "sure I'm going to heaven, I mean I'm a good person," implying that compared to the "criminals" of society, they haven't committed nearly as many bad acts. ...

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Three Reasons You Need To Read The Prophets

Once in a while, in my Bible reading, I get tired of visiting New Testament books. And that's okay; there's a wealth of truth and perspective to be found in the Old Testament, too. Lately, I've been reading the book of Ezekiel. In addition to being one of the most explicit books in the Bible, it's also chock-full of all the infamous "doom and gloom" found within the prophe...

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Means To The Great End

I am probably not alone when I say that if I don'tfeellike reading my Bible or praying, I tend to avoid it. Because of that statement, I want to dedicate a post to spiritual disciplines, although I will be the first to admit that lately I find myself more consistently drawn to my own wants like watching Netflix or scrolling through social media feeds, or simply being lazy....

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Reflecting God to our Kids

Being a dad is one of the most incredible things I have ever experienced. I mean I love it. I love being a parent. However, what is challenging is that we don't get a manual with a list of instructions of proper care and maintenance for our children. With that said, what is our role of parents. For Christians, it boils down to one thing. Transferring our parenting from us ...

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Wives, Kill the Foxes

Marriage is hard. Anyone who's been married even a little while has been baptized into that reality. It's the honest truth that the cotton-candy, fairy tale picture of happily-ever-after doesn't last long and gives way to the reality of the battle for your marriage. It's the way it should be; marriage isn't about sentiment, it's about a mission. Less cruise ship, more batt...

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Forever Marriage vs. Serial Monogamy

Whenever I meet with couples for counseling, many want to know the secret to a long lasting marriage. They want their marriage to last forever. They will marvel at the divorce rate, see their friends struggling, and wonder if it is possible to actually make it to "till death do us part." As I have been pondering our next sermon series at WBCC, I have been thinking about wh...

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