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Scoffers

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 2 Peter 3:3 What is a scoffer? Dictionary.com defines a scoffer as one who speaks “derisively, mocks, jeers.” Thesaurus.com provides us with additional descriptors: “doubter, skeptic, sneerer, satirist, disbeliever.” People are mocking Jesus and Christians… Read More Scoffers

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Almost Persuaded

Paul, I am almost persuaded to be a Christian. Acts 26:28 Before the betrayal by Judas, Jesus gathered his disciples together to tell them what was going to happen to him. He told them that he would be betrayed, that he would even be denied by Peter who loved him beyond measure. He told them… Read More Almost Persuaded

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The Castaway

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:27 These words were written by the great Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Paul’s life changed dramatically when he had an encounter with… Read More The Castaway

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They Never Left

A friend loveth at all times… Proverbs 17:17 Jesus had a lot of friends, but none as loyal and steadfast as the women. During this Easter season, as we consider His supreme sacrifice, the image of His suffering in the final days and His death on the cross remain as vivid in my mind as the horrific… Read More They Never Left

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Alexander the Coppersmith

I love reading the books of the Bible of written by the great Apostle Paul. He led such an anointed, fascinating life, one fraught with many troubles, trials and tribulations yet he lived with great joy in his evangelism and anticipation of the end. I’ve never read of another individual who anticipated death with such… Read More Alexander the Coppersmith

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The Totally Cool Relevant Church of Dynamic Worship and Contemporary Awesomeness

I actually wrote this post over a year ago and when I published it, I was left in shock at the number of people who sent me messages and wanted to know if I was talking about their church. My words were actually reflective of several churches I had visited and others had told me about… Read More The Totally Cool Relevant Church of Dynamic Worship and Contemporary Awesomeness

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Desperate Cravings

Have you ever been to one of those huge buffet restaurants where the selection of food is just overwhelming? They have a seemingly unending line of salads, vegetables, meats and desserts. Oh, the desserts…every kind of cake, pie, cookie, ice cream and decadent sugary tidbit imaginable. Just sitting and watching the people in those food lines… Read More Desperate Cravings

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You Are So Good Looking!

Do you remember the episode of the old Seinfeld television show when Jerry decided that a better remark after a sneeze would be “You are so good looking!” instead of “God bless you!”? It is always the most random memories and illogical thoughts that pass through my mind that trigger an idea about something in the Bible.… Read More You Are So Good Looking!

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As Good As It Gets

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 10:22 These are the words of Jesus. I read an article this morning that over 90,000 Christians were martyred in 2016 for their faith. NINETY-THOUSAND. (link to news story) Think about that… Read More As Good As It Gets

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The Safe Spot

A large storm system went through our area last night, spawning tornadoes and leaving death and destruction in its wake. Early yesterday morning while the winds were calm and there was no sign of a storm in sight, the local weather on both radio, television and social media began to sound the warning and to advise everyone… Read More The Safe Spot

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Get Over Yourself

But the Lord said unto Ananias, Go thy way; for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. Acts 2:19 God chose Paul. Here was a short, bald, bow-legged, hook-nosed, uni-browed Roman Jew with a huge Napoleon complex and a neo-Nazi zeal to exterminate the followers of Jesus… Read More Get Over Yourself

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Hand to the Plow

“No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 There is an old gospel song that we used to sing when I was a kid. Everyone in the congregation knew the words, we would stand and sing it loud and with great gusto.… Read More Hand to the Plow

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After The Commotion

When I get up in the morning, I grab my coffee and iPad and check into Facebook and Twitter just like I used to open up the newspaper before technology changed my morning routine. Today, one of the first things I see is a quote by A.W. Tozer, “A church fed on excitement is no… Read More After The Commotion

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The Old Paths

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths where is the good way and walk therein, and ye shall have rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 Do you know how the ancient Israelites responded to this call? God offered them rest for their souls and they said,… Read More The Old Paths

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Alone, Yet Not Alone

The word, STAND (in bold and all caps), has been emblazoned on my mind for many months. It seems that everywhere I look, everything I read and everything I hear is encouraging me to take a firm spiritual stand and to not move from it. So many scriptures have been flooding over my soul regarding standing firm… Read More Alone, Yet Not Alone

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You Chose Poorly

All my friends know that I love the Indiana Jones movies. I love the swashbuckling persona of the Indiana Jones character which is so reminiscent of the old Errol Flynn adventure movies. My favorite in the series is “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” This movie centers on the quest to find the Holy Grail,… Read More You Chose Poorly