Wednesday's Word


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Security Guards

If you've been following the recent political campaigns, you probably watched a presidential hopeful give an impassioned speech at a rally to a cheering crowd of supporters. But if you watch closely enough, you'll notice a group of men who never cheer. You can spot them by their outfit - black suits and sunglasses - and they won't cheer because they're on high-alert, providing a constant shield of protection around the candidate. This got me thinking: if I had security guards around me 24/7,... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Road Signs

For the start of today's devotional, you'll need to let your imagination wander. Ready? Transport yourself to the following scene: A few minutes ago, you landed at Orlando International Airport. You're in town to go to Disney World. Whether you're there with your kids or on a business trip is up to you. You pick up the keys to your rental car and start driving down the highway. Several miles into the journey, you spot the first sign for Disney World. Parked next to the sign on the side of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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The Straight and Narrow

My father was the master of taking shortcuts ... or so he thought. He lived on an endless quest to find the fastest route between all of the distances he traveled. My mom used to kid him that most of his shortcuts ended up turning into longcuts, to which he would respond, "The shortest distance between two points is a straight line." The Christian life is the ultimate straight line. The line starts with dead rebels at Point A and ends with people alive and reformed into the likeness of Christ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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4 Life Lessons I Learned From A Blind Friend

I have a good friend named George; we've known each other for nearly 40 years now. George and I share a lot in common, but one thing we don't share is a harsh physical reality: George is blind. The more I spend time with George, the more God uses this relationship to open my eyes to the spiritual realities of life in this fallen world. There are four things I've learned that I want to share with you. 1. Blind people see their condition. George is a man of insight and determination, and... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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First Responders

This is the fifth and final installment in my series, Five Words That Change Families. Just to recap: we've looked at Surrender, Purpose, Discipline and Patience. Today's concluding word is MERCY. We've all been taught in Sunday School that God is a God of mercy. When David pens Psalm 51 - one of the most famous passages in the entire Bible - he begins with, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love." Mercy is a popular Christian term, but what does it actually look like... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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It's Out Of Your Control

We're nearing the end of March, a month dedicated to Five Words That Change Families. We've looked at Surrender, Purpose and Discipline, and today's word is essential to the previous three: PATIENCE. Surrendering our desires to the Lord won't come naturally to us, nor to our spouse. Pursuing God's purpose won't be a simple call for us, nor for our children. Disciplining ourselves to say no to indulging the pleasures of the flesh will be a significant struggle for us, as it will be for our... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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An Essential Spiritual Discipline for Families

The past two weeks I've written to you about building a healthier family: first, by SURRENDERING your kingdom to God's kingdom, and second, by living for a PURPOSE bigger than your own. If you're anything like me, those two things won't come naturally; they'll prove to be a significant heart struggle. So how do we get better? With DISCIPLINE. A disciplined person inserts good habits into their schedule, repeating them over and over again even when they don't feel like it. For the... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The Family Of Your Dreams

During the month of March, I'm going to share with you 5 words that radically change families. Last week, I wrote about the first word: SURRENDER. The second word that's essential to building a grace-based family is PURPOSE. In my professional experience as a counselor - and in my personal experience as a flawed husband, father, son, and brother - I've come to realize that our default setting is to pursue a personal happiness agenda. In other words, the motivating purpose of a sinful... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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5 Words That Change Families

In the past three weeks, I've written to you about evangelism, and how we should be proactively looking for ways to engage with our lost neighbors. This material was taken from my new series, "The Gospel In Your Neighborhood" - available exclusively to those who sign up for Paul Tripp Plus. For the entire month of March, I'm going to write to you about the family, and how to love your spouse, your children, your parents, and your siblings as Christ loves us. I'm going to supply you with... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Get Involved In Your Neighborhood

This devotional is adapted from my new series, "The Gospel In Your Neighborhood" - available exclusively to those who sign up for Paul Tripp Plus. The past two weeks I've written to you about living as a light in your neighborhood. I shared my concern that we don't get out of "the Christian Ghetto" enough, and even when we do, we neglect to see people as people. This is what I want to share with you today: We're called to incarnate the love of Jesus Christ as we get... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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