Author Archives: Tim Farley

Prosperity: It’s Another Gospel

In a recent sermon series on 1 Peter, I commented that I believe prosperity theology (a.k.a. “health and wealth”, “name it and claim it”, “word of faith”, etc.) is one of the greatest opponents of true Christianity in the world … Continue reading

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Hungering and Thirsting

I have been studying the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) with a group on Wednesday nights. Tonight, we will be looking at Matthew 5:6 where Jesus says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” As … Continue reading

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It’s Not as Difficult as We Make It

Go to any Christian bookstore (or browse one online) and you will find many titles concerning the issue of finding God’s will. It can be overwhelming, especially since there are some crazy ideas out there about how this should be … Continue reading

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We Are Called to Something Bigger

We Christians, at least here in the U. S., have an autonomy problem. We want to figure everything out on our own and we think we know better than anyone else. It seems suspiciously familiar to the root of sin … Continue reading

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Lord’s Day or Sabbath Day

When Christians think of Sundays they often think of it as day of rest. Some even think of the day as a Sabbath day. But where does this idea come from? When and why did Christians begin meeting on Sundays and did … Continue reading

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A Goal Before I Die

A few years ago I led a church through the study of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) over a one-year period. At the same time, I challenged our people to hand-write the Gospel of John. We used … Continue reading

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Some Final Thoughts on Halloween

Over the past few days, I have posted a few things on my Facebook page regarding how Christians should think about Halloween. The general discussion that has taken place has been focused on whether or not Christians should participate in … Continue reading

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Why I Stopped Blogging and Why I Am Starting Again

After much internal debate on my part, I have decided that I am going to begin blogging regularly again. If you look at my blog closely, you will notice at one time I was posting three or four articles per … Continue reading

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Our Role in the World

What is the Christian’s responsibility in the world? This may seem like an easy question at first, but it is one that has been debated for ages. The phrase “be in the world, not of the world” is often cited, … Continue reading

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Do You Allow Your Kids To Do Sleepovers?

I have young daughters and am thinking more and more about how to handle different situations that will eventually arise as they get older. One of those situations is the desire/request to have a sleepover at the home of a … Continue reading

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