Author Archives: jesustrek

Your Kingdom Come

To say that we live in turbulent times is a vast understatement. The year 2020 brought so much upheaval and suffering that most people were glad to see it fade into the pages of history. However, the calendar may have … Continue reading

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Numbering Our Days

In the Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train, one of the characters spots some graffiti painted on a concrete building—LIFE IS NOT A PARAGRAPH.    We ought to take to heart the wisdom in that statement. Too often we … Continue reading

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In Good Working Order

My wife owns and operates a tax preparation business, specializing in ministers’ taxes. She has clients all over the country and a few overseas. While she works all year round, her busy season is from early February to mid-April. Every … Continue reading

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The Thing about Sin

I am not sure we spend enough time thinking about sin, which is strange since it is all around us. We are so accustomed to experiencing other people’s sin–not to mention committing a few of them ourselves—that we are in … Continue reading

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We’re Famous!

The recent development of vaccines to combat COVID-19 has reminded some people of when Dr. Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio. As people began to receive the polio vaccine, Salk’s sons got caught up in the excitement. Five-year-old Jonathan … Continue reading

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A Healthy Church

Matthew 18 is a very important chapter in the New Testament because here Jesus deals with issues that are crucial when it comes to having a healthy church. If we follow these biblical principles, our churches will be healthier and … Continue reading

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The Value of a Speech

Janet Yellen, president-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be treasury secretary, had to file disclosure forms as part of her nomination. This process revealed that Yellen collected over $7 million in speaking fees from major financial firms and tech giants over … Continue reading

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The Rock

A few days ago a newsworthy event happened just a few miles up the road from where I live. A boulder suddenly declared its independence from the hillside to which it had long been safely attached. This massive rock rolled … Continue reading

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Burning Your Plow

The call of Elisha, recorded in 1 Kings 19:19-21, is an interesting story. The prophet Elijah invited Elisha to come and join him in his prophetic ministry. (This reminds us of how Jesus called his disciples to come and follow … Continue reading

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Seven Habits of a Godly Life

I got this outline from a Charles Stanley sermon. These biblical principles can help all of us who want to grow in our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If we work hard to instill these practices in our daily … Continue reading

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