The ten most popular posts of 2019…

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An Easter Devotional

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I wrote the blog series, “Psalms of our Suffering Savior,” to help us “remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8)

 

 

A Brief Theology of Emotions

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We all have emotions. How often do we consider emotions from a biblical perspective though?… Yet, what better place to turn than God’s word! So, what does the Bible say about emotions?

 

Holding on to Hope: 10 Actions Steps to Fight Depression

Screen Shot 2019-12-29 at 9.20.06 PM1. Call out to God 

There are all sorts of Psalms in Scripture in which the psalmist calls out to God in distress. The Bible encourages us to call out to God and be real with Him about where we’re at

20 Quotes from Soong-Chan Rah’s book The Next Evangelicalism

33601. “Diametrically opposed to the characteristics of mobility, and a spiritual numbness and apathy arising from mobility, are the characteristics of the body of Christ. Instead of upward mobility, there is the doctrine of the incarnation. Instead

 

8 Quotes from *Simple Church* by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Simple-Church1. “To have a simple church, you must design a simple discipleship process. This process must be clear. And must move people toward maturity. They must be integrated fully into your church, and you must get rid of the clutter around it

 

Insights from Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

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I really enjoyed reading Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret. You should read it. Here are some observations from my reading

 

 

How Can We Know God’s Will? 

Screen Shot 2019-12-29 at 9.40.11 PMHow can you know what you should do? How can you make decisions? And I’m not talking about little things like whether or not to brush your teeth. Please go ahead and do that. I’m referring to bigger decisions

 

The Regulative and Normative Principles of Worship

Screen Shot 2019-02-06 at 10.50.04 PMBrief History of the Principles

Humans have been worshiping and thinking about worship since the beginning. We see this, for instance, by looking at the narrative

 

We’re all limping and crawling towards the finish line

freddie-marriage-E9IB3-gp7OE-unsplashI’m learning as Christians that we’re all fellow sufferers. We’re all limping and crawling towards the finish line. We all have scars. They’re different but we all have them. I have them

 

Is Homosexuality Part of God’s Good Design?

flag-1184117__480“Why does a person’s sexual preference matter? If a guy loves another guy why can’t they hook up? Why would God have a problem with that? God created everything, right? So, did He create homosexuality?

 

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About Paul O'Brien

I am a lot of things; saint and sinner. I struggle and I strive. I am a husband and father of three. I have been in pastoral ministry for 10 years. I went to school at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary but most of my schooling has been at the School of Hard Knocks. I have worked various jobs, including pheasant farmer, toilet maker, construction worker, and I served in the military. My wife and I enjoy reading at coffee shops, taking walks, hanging out with friends and family, and watching our three kid's antics. :)

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