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Marissa and I were in the hospital anticipating the birth of our first child. We knew he was a boy and we knew he was on his way. We had planned for this day for nine months, having prayed for a healthy baby and a safe delivery. When he came we were both in tears as the doctor held him up and gave him to Marissa to hold and kiss. He was then taken to a small table in the room where he was cleaned up a bit. He was crying, or wailing actually as the nurses took over. It…


“Whenever there are competing concerns in your life, be sure you always put your relation to God first.” — Oswald Chambers

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What did Matthew McConaughey’s iconic character David Wooderson have in common with Jesus Christ? Nothing you say? I beg to differ.

Imagine the Apostle Matthew, a former tax collector (and probably the one most likely to be worried about the money), expressing concern to Jesus that they didn’t have enough coin to cover dinner one night. Now imagine Jesus looking at him and telling him not to worry but to just keep on “livin’” as he then spells out…


“Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.” — Phil. 1:27a

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To live as citizens of heaven includes understanding that a multicultural, pluralistic society is not a threat to Christ’s ability to impact the world of man. If we truly believe in the power of the Word, wouldn’t the need to legislate it into effect represent a lack of faith? What need of government did Christ have in establishing His Church? Why would we feel it necessary today?

The protection of our Constitutional freedoms as Americans is…


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The events of the last week have stirred considerable emotion within me as I have contemplated how to view these events through the paradigm of Christianity. It is no secret that many public men and women of professed faith were involved in events leading up to Wednesday, January 6, 2020, and I know many people of faith who do sympathize and support the arguments raised by protesters on Wednesday, however, has anyone stopped to ask the classic question, What Would Jesus Do? The view of the day was that the Messiah would lead the Jews in a revolution that would…

Chris Smith

Husband, Father, Lawyer, Student and flawed follower of Jesus Christ. Connect at chrissmithlaw.com.

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