Monthly Archives: January 2018

Getting back to work

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One indisputable characteristic about the Old Testament prophets—they were weird.  I don’t say that disparagingly, but c’mon, they were not always the kind of people you’d invite to a office picnic.  Calling down…

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Lead Me Not Into Temptation…I’ve Been There Too Many Times!

By Patrick Hawthorne   Raise your hand if you have ever had moments when you were tempted, tried, tested or tortured by a sin thought.  It doesn’t have to be big.  Maybe you had the overwhelming desire to thump your

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Johnny, Sally, and Grandma’s Duck

By Patrick Hawthorne Last week I heard this story for the first time.  Some say it is a story of forgiveness.  While it does speak of forgiveness, to me it is more of an illustration of how we – born-again

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A Friday Thought…Tough Love

By Patrick Hawthorne     “If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.” ~ Vance Havner    

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So…You’re Going to Battle the Devil, Are You? (Part 2)

By Patrick Hawthorne   I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by

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A Special Kind of Person

By Patrick Hawthorne 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious

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