Deacon Blog

October 2016

Oct 27

Put on the Armor of God

Have you ever taken a walk through, or driven through, a neighborhood where you come across two houses, side by side, that have a large fence that separates the two properties?  You look at it and say: “Wow. That looks pretty unnecessary.”  The functionality of the fence goes way beyond providing a little privacy – It...
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Oct 20

In His Peace We are Divided from the World

Christianity brings with it the promise of peace.  At Jesus’ birth, the angels proclaimed, peace on earth, good will to men. Peace is a good thing.  But, in the name of peace, Satan and the world tempt us to give up the truth.  In the name of peace, they tempt us to compromise, so that in the end, we lose the peace that...
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Oct 14

Fear of God is Nothing to be Afraid of

Christian philosopher Dallas Willard once said that God is not mean but he is dangerous. OK, so what’s that supposed to mean? He's dangerous? Yes, but he's on our side. He's on the side of good. He's on the side of what is right. So, the fear of God is really nothing to be afraid of.   I’ve heard it said this way: To fear God...
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Oct 9

Grateful for our Gifts

The scriptures establish for us that faith is a gift from God.  Our readings today establish how pleasing it is to God to see us live and speak our faith with conviction.  If on the other hand, when we take our faith, and the other gifts we’ve been given, for granted, we lose the opportunity to receive the far greater gift, the...
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Oct 6

Faith Beyond Obedience

Have you ever met someone who is so even keeled, nothing ever seems to bother them?  They just go with the flow.  They are visually very placid and always seem very calm, no matter how disturbing the environment surrounding them may be.  You almost want to pull a prank on them just to see them get a little riled up.   No...
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