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Jym Shorts - December 10, 2015

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A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer Advent is about anticipation. Like almost all children, I anticipated Christmas the moment the turkey...

Jym Shorts - December 3, 2015

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Love can forbear, and love can forgive...but love can never be reconciled to an unlovely object. God can never therefore be reconciled to your sin, because sin itself is incapable of being altered; but he may be reconciled to your person, because that may be restored. –Thomas Traherne...

Jym Shorts - November 26, 2015

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Last week I encouraged you to read a post by Tim Challies concerning Christian extremism. If you took the time to read it, I hope you found it thought provoking. Allow me to share with you briefly some of my follow up thoughts this week. I believe that Challies is right in his assessment of our...

Jym Shorts - November 19, 2015

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In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and our own border issues here in the States, I thought I would simply direct you to what I think is an excellent article by a Christian brother by the name of Tim Challies. He writes what I believe, and...

Jym Shorts - November 12, 2015

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It isn’t often that one can write a brief expose that not only endorses heartfelt missions but marital commitment and patience as well. I get that chance this week in briefly sharing with you the story of Robert Moffat and Mary Smith, and it is a beautiful story to tell. Moffat was born...

Jym Shorts - November 5, 2015

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Last November, when we started talking about our building expansion, we focused on the theme “Consider…Building for God’s Glory.” Much has happened over the last year since the expansion was first proposed to the congregation, and now we are approaching the last couple...

Jym Shorts - October 29, 2015

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Halloween fast approaches and, at least for the past eighteen years that I’ve been in full-time ministry, it brings with it questions about how much, if at all, Christians should engage in the holiday. Here’s how I usually respond when asked about celebrating the day, which I trust...

Jym Shorts - October 22, 2015

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Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in...

Jym Shorts - October 15, 2015

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As we move into the heart of our “Rooted” series, I am reminded more and more about how blessed I have been in my life with great mentors and friends in the faith. I believe, at some time or another, either in these Jym Shorts articles or from the pulpit, I’ve mentioned all of...

Jym Shorts - October 8, 2015

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” -Matthew 28:19 When Dedra and the girls and I were serving in Costa Rica as missionaries, another young missionary at the same language school in which we were studying asked me if I would join with a group of four other men...