Monthly Archives: April 2014

CONFIDENT LIVING: The Way of Love

1John 5:1-3 ESV Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, … Continue reading

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MINISTRY: Why Am I Still a Pastor?

It must be a sign of aging. I have been thinking a lot more about mortality and legacy. It’s not that I am entertaining morbid thoughts about dying and the difficulties of old age. But I have been thinking more … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF GOD: Would You Be Found Guilty?

1John 4:13-21 ESV By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the … Continue reading

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DECISIONS: The Best May Be Yet to Come

Romans 4:19-21 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the … Continue reading

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DECISIONS: A Time for Reflection

This coming Sunday on my 59th birthday the church I serve will decide whether or not to continue this relationship and for how long. In many ways it is no different than contract negotiations between an organization and its leader. … Continue reading

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TIME: The Most Valuable Resource

Time…It’s the stuff of life. It is the only truly non-renewable resource. We can spend a lifetime trying to learn to manage it, and feel, in the end, that we have lost control of it. There are many who want … Continue reading

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GOOD FRIDAY: A Testimony about Going from Darkness to Light

We often hear about the atheists, agnostics, and other antagonists of the gospel ripping away at its truthfulness. They make it seem that anyone who would choose to believe such malarkey are imbeciles, idiots, deceived or ignorant. This is a … Continue reading

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