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Don't Just Survive ... Restore

I once wandered into a home that was in the process of being restored. I guess you would call it a fixer-upper, although there was so much to fix up, I wasn't sure if it was worth the effort. If it was up to me, I probably would've hired a wrecking ball and leveled the place. Or at least made quicker work with a crowbar. But not the guy that just bought the property. He was delicately restoring the inside from top to bottom, using small chisels, hammers and brushes. It would... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Four Ways To Live By Faith As An Alien

One of my sons has a video production company and works with a lot of major networks and designers in New York City and Los Angeles. He said to me once, "If I were to share some of my views on life with some of the people that I work with, they would think I’m from another planet!" Even if you reside in a traditionally conservative part of the world, living out an authentic Christian faith at street-level should make you feel like a stranger and an exile (Hebrews 11:13).... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Kingdoms and Cultures

I travel a lot. I'm always thankful to return home in Philadelphia, but one of the blessings of my ministry has been the opportunity to visit dozens of countries and experience many cultures. In fact, I'm currently in Hong Kong, speaking to thousands of Chinese and other Asian and U.S. believers. Please keep me and the growing global church in your prayers this week! Whenever I land in a new country, I'm quick to ask my host about the culture. I want to be aware of any... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Good To Great

"Good is the enemy of great." That's the opening sentence from Jim Collins's best-selling book on corporate management, Good To Great. He writes: "Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don't have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don't have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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The Mission Of Words

Why do we speak to other people? First and foremost, we speak because it's our natural design. God hardwired us with the unique ability and desire to engage in a social environment. But what motivates us to choose the specific words we use? Maybe you speak to acquire an item: a train ticket, the bottle of ketchup at dinner, or critical data to help you complete that big project. Maybe you speak to express emotion: frustration with a delay, affection for someone you... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Sinned Against (Again)

When was the last time someone sinned against you? How did you respond? Last Wednesday I wrote about the 8 sinful responses we typically have after we've been wounded by another: regret, fear, defend, withhold, retaliate, react, judge or doubt. These are instinctive and understandable reactions, but they only add further trouble to the trouble we're already experiencing. So how should we respond in the face of another's sin? Let me suggest four God-centered,... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Hang In There

Have you ever been in the middle of a difficult season and someone says to you, "Hang in there!" Maybe you've said it to a friend just recently yourself. I think we mean well with phrases like this, and our aim is to encourage our friends or loved ones, but let's be honest: "hang in there" doesn't actually do much to lift our spirits or strengthen our resolve. If I can be even more honest, sometimes I think we say "hang in there" because we're... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, May 25, 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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People Are People

This devotional is adapted from my new series, "The Gospel In Your Neighborhood" - available exclusively to those who sign up for Paul Tripp Plus. Last week I wrote to you about The Christian Ghetto, and how I'm concerned that too much of our time is spent within the safe confines of Christian ministry and friendship. If we rarely step foot into the world, how can we expect to be lights of the world? (Matthew 5:14) So over the next few weeks, I'm going to give you some practical... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Christian Ghetto

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 Bible is filled with unsettling commands and ruffling statements. In other words, many of the directives in Scripture are meant to disturb our claustrophobic, self-absorbed kingdoms and make us move towards Christ and his bigger Kingdom. For me, one of the most unsettling statements Christ makes comes during his Sermon on the Mount. He... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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