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Sacrifice Your Words

God doesn’t want you to come to Him empty-handed. No, you can’t come to Him full of yourself, And you can’t come to Him based on your track record, And you can’t use your performance as a recommendation. No, you can’t come to Him based on your family, Your personality, Your education, Your position in life, The successes you’ve had, The possessions you’ve accumulated, Or the human acceptance you’ve gained. But God requires you to... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Pray For A Prosperity Gospel

The Bible encourages us to pray for prosperity. No, not the modern “health and wealth gospel” prayers for prosperity. Those appeals have one fatal flaw: they’re selfishly hoping for the prosperity of the person praying. There’s a different prosperity gospel which we should be praying for: May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Depraved ... But Not Totally?

My family and I were in church and had just heard a powerful sermon from the Ten Commandments. I turned to my wife said, “I am so glad our children were here to hear that sermon!” She didn’t even have to say anything to me. She simply gave me that look. You know, the one that says, “I can’t believe you are actually saying what you are saying.” I felt embarrassed and grieved. It had happened so subtly and quickly. I had placed myself outside the circle... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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A Little Conversation That Turned Ugly

It was one of those conversations you want to take back. It was one of those conversations when you go where your desires and emotions are leading you. It was one of those conversations when you know you should stop or walk away but feel you can’t. It was one of those conversations when afterward you are confronted with the sin that still lives inside you. Can you relate? It wasn’t a big deal in one way. Just a small conversation that had turned a bit ugly. It wasn’t a... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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When The Saints Go Marching In

The fourth and final identity in our series is that of saint. Remember, we can’t properly understand what this life is about and what we’re supposed to do unless we first know who we are. “I am” always precedes and determines “I will.” By better understanding who we are, we can better understand how to act in the situations, locations, and relationships of everyday life. So who are we? Creature. Sinner. Sufferer. Saint. Identity #4 - Saint ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Everybody Hurts

You live in a terribly broken world. The evidence is all around you. Every day you awake to a world that is groaning, eagerly awaiting redemption (see Romans 8:18-23). You probably don’t need me to remind you of this reality, but everybody hurts. If you’re not hurting now, you’ve hurt in the past. If you’re not hurting now, you’re near someone who is. And if you’re not hurting now, you will someday. Therefore, in addition to being a creature and a... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Create In Me A Clean Heart

Last week I introduced the first of four foundational identities that we need to embrace – that of creature. We are God’s idea, we reflect his design, we exist for his purpose, and we have been commissioned to do his will. It will be a struggle to submit to the law of the Creator, but when we do, we will experience safety, freedom, and joy inside the good and wise boundaries that God has defined for us. The second foundational identity will be equally as hard to... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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All Creatures Of Our God and King

“You’re not my daddy,” she said as she laughed to herself. “You’re my grandpa.” Trying to get my attention, my three-year-old granddaughter inadvertently called me “Daddy.” After catching her mistake, she found it humorous that she would confuse her father’s father with her own father. It was a cute moment, but it was an amazing moment. With only three years of total life experience, this little human being was beginning to shape her... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Living Your Best Life

There’s no shortage of self-help literature and social media posts teaching us how to live our best life. The Bible does the same. Although, instead of helping to make the most of us, God’s Word provides us with a roadmap to live our best, God-glorifying life right here, right now. This God-glorifying “best life” never happens by accident; it is never the path of least resistance. It requires intentionality, and constantly reminding yourself of these Biblical... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Ministry Is Life And Life Is Ministry

If you are living in a broken world as a sinner among sinners, then every situation, location, and relationship you encounter requires ministry. What is ministry? It’s not just the calling of the paid professionals, nor limited to scheduled activities on your calendar. In biblical terms, ministry is not about a time, a place, or a job description. It is a heartfelt willingness to respond to the spiritual need that God puts in your path, anytime, anyplace. This certainly includes... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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