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Grace vs. Works

Let's be honest. The Bible can be very difficult to understand. When I was a child, I had my catholic friends and my protestant friends. My catholic friends said I had to be a good person in order to get to heaven. My protestant friends said I had to trust Jesus by...

He Gave The Church an “F” Grade

This past Wednesday night I spoke at Grace United Family Church in Mechanicsville, VA. I went over basic statistics of what is happening in the world. I gave them a "Worst Case Scenario" designed to wake them up. (All statistics vary based on who you are talking to...

The Missing Half of The Bible

Most Christians Only Read Half of their Bible When you read the Bible as a regular book, you can see an introduction (Genesis 1-11), a story (Genesis 12-Revelation 4) and a conclusion (Revelation 5 to the end.) This story is based on a promise to Abraham. God tells...

Seeing The Bible With New Eyes!

Seeing The Bible With New Eyes!

I had a great time last night helping this small church see their Bible in a whole new way! Instead of seeing it as 66 independent books with various messages and themes, they now see it as one book. And just as every book has an introduction, a story and a...

The Power for Christian Living

Just had a fantastic time teaching at Grace United Family Church here in Mechanicsville, VA. I addressed "How do we tap into the power of the Holy Spirit to live the kind of life God wants us to live?" The answer had two parts. I Learned This 40 Years Ago and Still...

The Glory of God in a Family Unit

The Glory of God in a Family Unit

Debby and I just finished a one week vacation with our family. Our daughter flew in from Lebanon. Our son and his family drove in from Ohio. (Our other son and daughter live in the area.) We spent seven heavenly days with everyone in Williamsburg! The Sjogren Clan...

Loving Wednesday Nights

On Wednesday nights, I am teaching at a local church to a small group of people who are hungry to grow. My wife and I have begun to look forward to Wednesday nights. It starts with a potluck. Who doesn't love a church potluck? And being the summer, many people bring...

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