Category Archives: Church

What They Presume

When I entered the ministry nearly 30 years ago, I knew that there would be some tough times. I understood that Christians sometimes (often?) squabble with each other. I thought that most of these battles would be over matters of … Continue reading

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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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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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Elon Musk, the billionaire businessman who founded SpaceX, recently announced that he is moving from California to Texas. Musk has joined the ongoing exodus of successful people who are moving from areas controlled by liberals to places that are more … Continue reading

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Relationships

Jackie, a character on The Conners television show, recently acknowledged, “The only common denominator in all my failed relationships is me!” Rarely does anyone accept full responsibility for such serious shortcomings in their interactions with others. But sometimes you have … Continue reading

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Making Something Happen

A few weeks ago, University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops was a bit frustrated with the way his team was playing defense. Stoops said, “They want somebody else to make the play.” Like many coaches, Stoops would have … Continue reading

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Maintaining Standards

I just read an interesting analogy about maintaining standards, and I’d like to share it with you. It was a social media post that used an example from the sports world. In baseball, home plate is 17 inches wide. In … Continue reading

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Living for God

Psalm 101 contains some timeless wisdom for those who want to live for God. Let’s take a look at these principles and see how we can put them into practice in our lives. Verse 1 says, “I will sing of … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflict

In his book, “Making Things Happen”, Bob Russell relates the following story about how he and his wife handled a disagreement: “When my wife and I were first married, she wanted to put up the Christmas tree two weeks before … Continue reading

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Gifted to Serve

A talking horse showed up at a major league baseball park and asked the manager if he could try out for the team. This team was struggling to win games, and the manager was in danger of being fired, so … Continue reading

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