Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Ambassador to the King (Part 2)

By Patrick Hawthorne So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us; we [as Christ’s representatives] plead with you on behalf of Christ to be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20 Amplified) When the

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The Ambassador to the King (Part 1)

By Patrick Hawthorne When the Lord gives subtle hints, it is wise to take note.  For days now the word ‘ambassador’ has been whispering about in my thoughts.  Even though I purposefully tried several times to move onto another topic

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Justified…Just-a-What?

By Patrick Hawthorne One of the greatest failures of the Church, in my humble opinion, is the notion that we feel we must use big churchy words in order to sound, well…more churchy.  And then, to sound less churchy, or

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The Persecuted…or the Jerk?

By Patrick Hawthorne Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12) A friend recently presented a question on Facebook that made me take a mental step backwards as I pondered the truth

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Fall Back Friday

OK…. So, I decided to jump on the band wagon and re-post an article from my early blogging days.  This one was from back in December 2014. Open Mouth….Insert Foot By Patrick Hawthorne Initially, when I began this article, I

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When You Have Returned to Me…

By Patrick Hawthorne For the born again believer in Jesus Christ, there is no worse feeling than that of failing the Lord.  Fading memories of distant promises, too many to count; too many to remember.  All that remains is the

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God of the Hand-up, Not the Hand-out!

By Patrick Hawthorne Most have heard the old proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day.  Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for life.”  While the origin of this proverb may

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