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Philemon (verses 8-20)

Philemon verses 8 -20 Observation On what basis does Paul make his appeal? Paul does not identify himself as an apostle but as what? How does Paul describe his relationship to Onesimus? What does Paul decide to do with Onesimus? … Continue reading

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War of Words

Title – War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles Author – Paul David Tripp Publisher – Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2000 There are four things that I would like to say about Paul David Tripp. … Continue reading

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The Jewish people have a beautiful word that is multi-dimensional for describing a well-ordered heart.  It’s shalom.  The closest equivalent that we have in the English language is the word, peace. Peace is a rare commodity.  We have divisions in … Continue reading


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Why I am thankful for gathering with Christ’s Church in Idaho Falls

The people that I hung out with this past Sunday in Idaho Falls are the new creation in Christ.  I am amazed at what Jesus went through for them.  He died for them.  He has a mission for them.  They … Continue reading

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Christ’s Church is Christ’s Hope for a City

What do members of Christ’s Church in Idaho Falls do? Mark 9:50 – “Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” John 13:14 – “You also ought to wash one another’s feet” John 13:34-35 – “A new commandment … Continue reading

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My Belief Profile

Essentials (Non-negotiable to the essence of my Christian belief) The Bible is the sufficient and completely trustworthy Word of God. God is triune – one God existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Spirit. God created out of nothing, clearly … Continue reading

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The Letters of John

The Letters of John (Revised Edition) Publisher – Inter-Varsity Press: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1988 Author – John R. W. Stott I have benefited by any commentary written by Stott. He is reverent to the text. He is scholarly. He is fair … Continue reading

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Hank the Cowdog: Faded Love

Hank the Cowdog:  Faded Love Publisher – Puffin Books: New York, New York, 1986 Author – John R. Erickson After reading Erickson’s book, Story Craft, I decided to pick up a “Hank the Cowdog” book from the Idaho Falls Public … Continue reading

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The Remedy

The Father’s love is the remedy to rescue us from the multitude of the world’s lusts.

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Ten Thoughts on I John 1:1-2:14

While sitting on the west bank of the Snake River in Idaho Falls, here are ten of my thoughts which I quickly jotted down. For those of us who desire joy in Idaho Falls, it comes in this order:  redemption, … Continue reading

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