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The Ultimate X-Ray

Have you ever had the painful experience of breaking a bone? Perhaps even more distressing is having to watch a young child break a bone. As somewhat educated human beings, we’re able to understand why our bodies ache and what the doctors are trying to accomplish. Even if we don’t have a medical degree, we have a foundational awareness of the healing process. For a young child, however, the physical pain might compound itself with the pain of confusion and unfamiliarity.... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, September 5, 2018

You’re Invited To A Costume Party

Have you ever been invited to a costume party? Or a masquerade ball? When you live in a fallen world, you receive the ultimate invitation each and every day. Temptation does its best work in a costume. Evil masquerades as anything but evil. The fact that sin looks so good is one of the things that make it so bad. This reality requires us to live with sober minds and watchful eyes. The devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, seeking to devour us (1 Peter 5:8). Sometimes the attacks... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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