Overcoming in Suffering

By Brad Wells | Sep 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Overcoming in Suffering

Revelation 2:8-11 “The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.” C S Lewis. The persecution that we face everyday is a chance for us to overcome and stand for God. Someone once said, “God often has to put us on our backs in order to make…

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Caleb: How to Wholly Follow the Lord

By Brad Wells | Jun 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Caleb: How to Wholly Follow the Lord

God intended for His people to enter the Promised Land only a short time after leaving the bondage of Egypt. They spent about a year in building the Tabernacle, receiving the Law, and organizing their new country. Then Moses, the great leader, sent twelve men, one from each tribe, to survey the Promised Land. They…

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Whiter Than Snow

By Brad Wells | Jan 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Whiter Than Snow

As I gaze outside of the window—well, I almost can’t, it is so bright!—a verse floods my heart:  Isaiah 1:18  “Come now, let us reason together saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be read like crimson, they shall be as wool.” There is that…

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Three Gifts of Christmas

By Brad Wells | Dec 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Three Gifts of Christmas

December 20, 2015 Three gifts. Immediately our minds think of the wisemen’s gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gifts marking the kingship, divinity, and atonement of the precious Messiah Jesus Christ. However, this Christmas I want to consider three gifts the Messiah brings us. His salvation from eternal damnation in hell would have been more than we…

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If You Believe, Say So

By Brad Wells | Nov 29, 2015 | Comments Off on If You Believe, Say So

Romans 10 Paul had a crushing burden for his own people. Yes, he was the appointed apostle to the Gentiles, but he could not forget his Jewish brethren. He went so far as to wish himself damned if they could be saved. In this Paul showed us the depth of concern we must have for…

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Steering Clear of Legalism

By Brad Wells | Nov 17, 2015 | Comments Off on Steering Clear of Legalism

Romans 7I purchased my first 4×4 truck when I was eighteen. On the weekends, especially after a good rain, I would head to the Rocky Mountains above the Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho for some intense exploring on forgotten logging roads. The sandy soil tended to produce huge ruts from rain and snow melt and…

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God’s Peace Child

By Brad Wells | Nov 9, 2015 | Comments Off on God’s Peace Child

God’s Peace Child Romans 5 It was only a stalk of sugar cane stolen from a neighbor’s garden, but the fight that ensued left a man dead and the battle began. Much blood was shed before the government stepped in and drove the warring clans from their land. For ten years the land lay silent,…

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Faith Like a Hero

By Brad Wells | Oct 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Faith Like a Hero

I tightened my cape and checked the sword at my side. Startled by a noise in the brush, I turned my head a bit too quickly, catching my helmet before it slid to the earth. Was that the enemy approaching? I sat breathless, poised for attack. Slowly, my dog, Cinder, emerged wriggling from head to…

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