Category Archives: Church

High Standards

“Preachers who love their congregations will hold them to high standards. They will refuse to lessen the high calling of discipleship. They will honor the gravity of Biblical truth with applications of equal gravity…Grace calls us to a higher standard … Continue reading

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Assessing Your Talent

When I attended the University of Kentucky in the mid-1980s, the men’s basketball program had an interesting tradition. Every year they would schedule an open tryout for any students who wanted to try to earn a spot on the team’s … Continue reading

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All Aboard!

Cruise ships often stop at different ports along the way and allow their passengers to disembark for shopping or sight-seeing. Passengers who leave the ship are told the exact time they must be back on board before the ship sets … Continue reading

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Middle Age

Check out some of these quotes on middle age: Forget about jets, race cars and speed boats. Nothing goes as fast as middle age.—Anonymous Middle age is that time of life when a man will let his wife go anywhere, … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Gift to the Church

When someone is baptized into Christ, two things happen. First, that person’s sins are forgiven. Secondly, that person receives the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). The gift of the Holy Spirit enables each Christian to serve the church … Continue reading

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Different Perspectives

One day three people visited the Grand Canyon—an artist, a preacher and a cowboy. As they stood at the edge of the massive canyon and marveled at its expanse, they each responded with a statement of exclamation. The artist cried, … Continue reading

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The Unhindered Gospel Message

The book of Acts concludes with these words about how Paul the apostle preached while under house arrest—“He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!” (Acts 28:31). An overview of … Continue reading

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Joining the Church

We often talk about people “joining the church” when they accept Christ as their savior. Maybe there is nothing wrong with using this term, but it is not how the Bible refers to how new members become a part of … Continue reading

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The Gospel Presented

Have you ever noticed how the gospel was presented to a wide variety of people when the church first came into existence? A quick glance at the book of Acts shows us that God’s plan to save the world through … Continue reading

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Frozen by Fear

Two farmers were talking one hot July day. One of them asked the other, “How is your cotton doing this year?” “I didn’t plant any,” came the answer. “I was afraid of the boll weevil.” “Well, how is your corn?” … Continue reading

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