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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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Biblical Marriage Advice For Valentine's Day

A bouquet of roses. A box of assorted chocolates. A bottle of champagne. A handwritten card. A necklace, a bracelet, a pair of earrings. A dinner by candlelight. I love all of these romantic acts! What I don't love, though, is how easily we buy into the delusion that acts of romance can form the foundation for a good marriage. Romance results from a healthy relationship, but a healthy relationship does not grow in the soil of romance. Rather, the Bible teaches that a marriage of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, February 13, 2017
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3 Trademarks of a Growing, Healthy Friendship

When was the last time you felt let down by a good friend? When was the last time you felt misunderstood, or entirely unheard? When was the last time you struggled to resolve a conflict, and simply agreed to disagree? When was the last time you felt betrayed, or even used? When was the last time you questioned if that friendship was even worth pursuing anymore? Chance are you can answer any of those above questions with “Last week” or “Yesterday” or maybe... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 30, 2017
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5 Biblical Principles For Becoming A Better Friend

How many friends do you have? I guess your answer to that question will vary depending on how you define a friend. We have best friends, good friends, old friends, family friends, Facebook friends, and everything in between! Friends are a wonderful thing. They make us laugh and lift our spirit with their presence. Our most memorable moments happen in their company. During difficult days, they surround us with love and support. But no matter how many friends you have and how many... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 23, 2017
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