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Two Words That Summarize The Entire Bible

A few days ago I said that you and I are at risk of becoming too familiar with the Bible and the stories in it. I think there's another area where you and I are at risk in our Christian faith: We read the Bible too quickly. We need to slow down and pay attention to every single word, because there are words and phrases that tell huge stories. If we breeze by them, we could miss something powerful that the Lord is trying to teach us. In today's video clip, there are two words... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, May 22, 2017
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Do You Share God's Heart?

I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to read the Bible with self-righteous glasses and look down on the men and women who make faithless blunders and selfish decisions. But I can't get very far before God convicts me of my own sin and reminds me that I'm more like these people than unlike them. Jonah is one of those characters. I like to think that I would never run from the call of God, but in ways that we don't even realize, you and I run everyday. Why do we... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, May 19, 2017
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Are You Too Familiar With Jonah's Story?

I don't know many of you, apart from maybe your name and email address, but I do know something about you: You're familiar with the story of Jonah. Who hasn't learned of the man who got swallowed by a big fish! But are you too familiar? Has the story of Jonah become such a routine part of your Christianity that you forget to ask what God wants you to learn through this narrative? I'm afraid that often in the church, we have informed brains and unchanged hearts. You... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Mom, Do You Feel Appreciated?

I love Mother's Day. I have such high esteem for the position of motherhood. What could possibly be more important than to be God's tool of the forming of a human soul? Moms have been through it all. Changing diapers, comforting nightmares, caring for the sick, meeting with the principal, sitting through painful recitals, baking birthday cakes, washing clothes. Not only that, you've been God's primary instrument to shape a biblical worldview and morality inside your son or... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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The Lesser Known Joseph

There are two very famous men in Scripture who share the name Joseph. There's the Old Testament Joseph, the great savior of the nation of Israel, whose amazing story from abandoned brother to Egyptian lord is chronicled in Genesis. Then there's the New Testament Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, who believed in the angel's report and became the guardian of the young Messiah. But there's a third Joseph, often overlooked because of the drama of the moment onto which he stepped.... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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The Best Worst Friday

At the center of a biblical worldview is this radical recognition: the most horrible thing that ever happened was the most wonderful thing that ever happened. What could be more terrible than Good Friday? Could any injustice be greater? Could any loss be more painful? Could any suffering be worse? The only man who ever lived a life that was perfect in every way possible, who gave his life for the sacrifice of many, and who willingly suffered from birth to death in loyalty to his... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, April 14, 2017
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Getting To The Heart Of Your Words

Watch, listen, download, or read the transcript of Paul Tripp speaking on the topic of communication in his plenary session at the 2008 DesiringGod National Conference. Video DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO Audio DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO Transcript I don't know very many of you, but there are three things that I know about you. 1. You Talk First, I know you talk. Oh, my goodness, do you talk. Some of us more than others — some of us have trouble... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, March 31, 2017
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Our Definition Of Ministry Is Too Limited

How would you define ministry? Maybe you define ministry as leading or participating in a mid-week small group. Maybe ministry means volunteering to feed the homeless after church. Maybe ministry looks like giving up a week of paid vacation and instead going on a missions trip to a foreign country. Perhaps your definition of ministry is shaped by a specific role - on the worship team, a youth group leader, a pastor, a deacon, an elder, or Sunday school teacher. None of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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7 Gospel Promises To Embrace Today

You may have heard me say this before, but it's worth repeating again: I'm deeply persuaded that many Christians, myself included, have a big gap in the middle of our gospel theology. Let me break it down and then apply it in a fresh way: I think we have a strong understanding of the theology of gospel past - meaning, we trust deeply in the historical sacrifice of Jesus which paid the penalty for our sins. I also think that we have a strong understanding of the theology of ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, March 6, 2017
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7 Trademarks Of An Unhealthy Friendship

Earlier this month I opened the Bible to Ephesians 4:1-7 and wrote about three trademarks of a healthy, growing friendship. Here's a quick recap: Working Hard: Are you eagerly working hard to develop your friendship? Or are you expecting it to grow itself? Removing Expectations: Where are you expecting to be served by your friend? How do you “punish” your friend when they don’t meet your expectations? Celebrating Diversity: How often do we see diversity... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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