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Those Sins Which Doth so Easily Beset Us…

By Patrick Hawthorne 12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race

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Baby Ducks and the New Birth

By Patrick Hawthorne I was reading a post from one of my favorite blogger friends, IB, in which she was describing a series of dreams she had about baby ducks.  Following these dreams, a visiting minister to her church spoke

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Normalization of Deviance…What Could Go Wrong?

By Patrick Hawthorne I recently attended an officer training class for the fire department I work for. One of the subjects dealt with the dangers of taking shortcuts.  As was discussed, it is estimated that in the fire service, for

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Faith…Firm Assurance or Wishful Thinking?

By Patrick Hawthorne   Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.   By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so

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Beware Lest Your Offense Makes You Look Like a Total Moron – Part 3

By Patrick Hawthorne  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the

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The Seducer of Those Sent Forth to Seduce – The Jezebel Spirit

By Patrick Hawthorne Nevertheless I (Jesus) have a few things against you (Church of Thyatira), because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. (Revelation 2:20 NKJV parenthesis/emphasis mine). The above passage of

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Spitting Against the Wind Makes for Messy Cleanup

By Patrick Hawthorne Have you ever spit against the wind?  I did when I was much younger.  It was a dumb mistake and a valuable lesson all rolled up into one juicy face smearing.  As is the case with most

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