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Gospel

Gentlemen, The other day, my wife said to me, “I wonder if I haven’t been very gospel-focused in my life?” It startled me. My wife is one of the most gospel-focused people that I know. Her question was stimulated by … Continue reading

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Proclaim

Gentlemen, May I indulge more on the theme of proclaiming? If Peter is correct that we were created to be people who “proclaim the excellencies” of God (I Peter 2:9), then paying attention to other places where the theme of … Continue reading

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Complainer

Gentlemen, Recently while sitting with some friends, we drifted into complaining about today’s political climate and governmental trends. On our minds were concerns about the recent decisions by the Supreme Court. The following morning I was meditating on Psalm 145 … Continue reading

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Joyful

Gentlemen, Meditating on my lack of joy has been insightful. What hinders my joy? In fact, what is joy? Do I really understand God’s gift of joy and its benefits for me? After some mulling and chewing and dissecting, I … Continue reading

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Beautiful Word

Gentlemen, Some of you have aptly pointed out that I skipped number five in Mr. Bloom’s list of reasons for memorizing Scripture in the last Thoughts for Men. I offer my apologies. Here it is. 5) Because God’s Word will … Continue reading

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Me, Memorize?

Gentlemen, Jon Bloom recently spoke on memorizing Scripture. His ten reasons for doing so are worth reflection. Memorize Scripture: 1) Because you have a bad memory. It won’t get better without practice. 2) Because you need to feed your mind … Continue reading

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Repent

Gentlemen, Repentance, what is it? I have been reflecting on its importance in my life recently. When I’ve done something wrong, I move quickly to hiding. Shame has long been a powerful, driving force in my world. Think about this: … Continue reading

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Asking Questions

Gentlemen, Most of us struggle in conversations. We grunt yes and no answers to questions, and then the dialogue gets emotional, we are quick to exit. This pattern doesn’t help our cause with our wives. They want engagement. We tend … Continue reading

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A Just Heart

Gentlemen, In his book, Loving Your Neighbor, Mark Labberton makes an appeal for justice as a way of life. He uses a scalpel to carve the picture of three types of human heart. The first is the tyrannical heart, a … Continue reading

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Argh, sin!

Gentlemen, Sexual sin is uniquely offensive because it distorts the reflection of God’s intimate relationship with his church reflected in marriage. Sexual sin is serious stuff and repentance is demanded. Now Jesus said, “What comes out of a person is … Continue reading

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