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The Pastor's Blog: life. purpose. hope. is designed to make your life great by applying Biblical principles and godly solutions to everyday living. This is a great mid-week, spiritual boost.

    

Did the New Testament Writers Know They Were Writing Scripture?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Martin Hawley

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Have you ever wondered if the writers of the New Testament knew what they were writing was going to become scripture? If you haven’t asked yourself this question before, I imagine you are wondering now!

2 Timothy 3:16 says “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.” One must wonder, is Paul referring to New Testament writings or is he referring only to the scripture of the Old Testament.

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Summer in the Psalms: Psalms 1 - How to Get Biblical Prosperity

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Martin Hawley posted in Summer in the Psalms

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It is easy to add #blessed to your social media posts, but as we dig into Psalm 1, it becomes clear that we often misunderstand what this word means regarding our faith. When we link today’s understanding of blessings and prosperity, it is easy to think it means “living the good life.” However, the Bible makes it clear that neither the word “blessed” nor the word “prosper” are directly reflective of only material goods.

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The Historical Accuracy of the New Testament - Can the Bible Really Be Trusted?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Martin Hawley

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How can we know the New Testament is historically accurate? This is an essential yet controversial question that deserves a thoughtful answer.

A quick Internet search shows many are curious and researching the historical accuracy of the Bible as a whole, but it appears more are searching for the New Testament in particular.

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Dealing with Conflict: Forgiveness

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Martin Hawley posted in Relationships

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Dealing with Conflict: When Do We Confess?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Martin Hawley posted in Relationships

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Sin seldom affects just one person. Instead, sin festers. Even those sins we think we have hidden will be brought to light. And, those sins we believe are only hurting us are actually hurting those who love us. Ultimately, sin separates. Sin separates us from God and others.

Therefore, it is important for us to confess our sin and move towards to reconciliation. However, confession is one of those things that seems to be easier said than done. Confession involves humility and selflessness – two traits that do not come easily to many of us.

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