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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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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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The Real Black Friday

There was only one Black Friday. It was not the day after Thanksgiving. It was not a day when self-oriented consumers bumped into climbed over pushed into screamed at and hated the other consumers who were in their way. No, all the action of the one Black Friday was on a hill of death outside the city where three souls hung on crosses, two criminals and the Messiah doing what he came to do and what the world was desperate for. That Friday the world went dark the Father turned... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, November 25, 2016
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13 Questions To Ask This Thanksgiving

Every day of your life, you can find reasons to complain. After all, you exist in a broken world, and life doesn't operate the way it was meant to. Family and friends will wrong you, good health will elude you, authority will exploit you, and so on and so forth. I'm not giving you a license to complain; not at all. I'm just saying that it's not very difficult for people to come up with a laundry list of reasons to complain. Simply listen to the conversations around you;... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, November 21, 2016
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How Are You Suffering?

This post is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Are you suffering right now? Are you close to someone facing hardship? The Bible says that suffering should not catch us off guard. Peter warned us, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12). Most Christians who read their Bible and sit under good preaching recognize that suffering is a guaranteed life... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, November 14, 2016
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Today Is My Birthday

Why am I writing a post about my birthday? Before I answer that, I am relieved and eager to share with you that my 3.5 hour surgery on November 10 was a success. In fact, it turned out to be less complicated than the doctors originally anticipated! However, I have been in significant pain, so your continued prayers are appreciated. I am being discharged from the hospital today, and will spend the remainder of the year recovering. Thank you so much for your support. I tried to read as... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Saturday, November 12, 2016
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