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What Is Time?

We think so much of moments days years times past things to come. We deal with so much regret of the past fear of the future confusion in the present. For us time passes quickly we miss a moment days drag on. We anticipate what's coming hold on to what's gone. Time holds us molds us controls us. Thankfully God knows no time never expects never regrets no looking forward no glancing back no surprises no mysteries nothing unexpected. God dwells in an eternal... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, January 5, 2017
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Don't Make Resolutions. Make Commitments.

I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions. While I understand the desire for fresh starts and new beginnings, none of us has the power to reinvent ourselves simply because the calendar has flipped over to a new year. But since the gospel of Jesus Christ carries with it a message of fresh starts and new beginnings - because of the forgiving and transforming power of God's grace - looking forward at the year to come does give us an opportunity to give ourselves anew to practical,... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 2, 2017
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A New Year Flips Over

A new year flips over but not new still between already and not yet still grappling with sin within brokenness without still living as an alien still longing for home still facing temptation's draw still hearing the Tempter's whisper still grappling with weakness of body and fickleness of heart still hoping for what could be still disappointed by what is. A new year flips over but not new still the same King rules and reigns still the same Savior pouring out... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Sunday, January 1, 2017
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Read These Passages During Christmas

I don't know what your family traditions are, but I would hope that reading the Word of God is included on the agenda for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. If it's not, why don't you make 2016 the year to start a new tradition? Below are three passages that I love to choose from. I also included some brief comments that you could share with your family and friends. Have a blessed Christmas! Matthew 2:13-18 Now when [the wise men] had departed, behold, an angel of the... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, December 23, 2016
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My Favorite Christmas Hymn

People always ask me around this time, "Paul, what's your favorite Christmas hymn?" It may be the most difficult question I have to answer all year! There have been so many beautiful words written that capture the Advent story, and with each new addition, the narrative becomes no less amazing: the King of Kings and Lord of Lords leaves the splendor of glory to come to a shattered earth to suffer and die for self-oriented rebels. The Messiah is not born in a palace, but in a stable. He... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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Look At Your Christmas Tree Differently

Download This Video Feel free to download this video and show it in your home, small group, or church service. Christmas is all about a tree. But it's not the tree that you decorate. There's another tree that Christmas is all about. Even before the foundations of the earth, there was a tree in Jesus' future, and from the first breath that Jesus took, every step he took was marching toward this tree. This was not a tree of happiness; this was not a tree of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, December 8, 2016
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A Call To Repentance

Dear Friends: We join with others in expressing our shared grief regarding these latest allegations, as well as our thankfulness for the courageous women who came forward to tell their stories. We join our prayers together that they will receive the care and support that they need to heal and move forward in their lives. In the wake of the initial revelation in June of 2015 that Tullian Tchividjian had engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship, a group of pastors and friends reached... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, December 5, 2016
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Should Parents Lay Down The Law Or Give Grace?

Below is a summary transcript I have parents who talk to me all the time about their struggle with the question, "When should I enforce law and when should I give grace?" The problem with the question is that it treats God’s law and God’s grace as two opposing forces. Think of biblical history, when the law was given: God had redeemed his children out of captivity, but they didn’t know how to be the children of God. They didn’t know how to walk... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Difficulty of Parenting in a Digital Age

Below is a summary transcript Every culture and generation could say, "Parenting is particularly hard because . . ." But I think there is one thing that is particularly unique about the culture in which we live. It is the availability of things—powerful, attractive things—that distract us. We are so constantly distracted! It is hard to have quiet. It is hard to have reflection. It is hard to have moments of meditation. It is hard to have long conversations... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, December 2, 2016
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Should I Be My Child's Best Friend?

Below is a summary transcript You want to engender a loving relationship with your children. They should know without a doubt that you deeply love them, even on their worst day. But your job is not to be the best, coolest friend of your child. If you need that kind of peer acceptance from your children, what will happen is you will compromise your authority all over the place. You won't offer them the guidance, the wisdom, and the boundaries that every child needs. In... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, November 28, 2016
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