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Jesus Is Still Relevant

Some people have the idea that the teachings of Jesus are out of date. Oh, he may have had some good thoughts back in his day, they suppose, but times are much different now. Surely we can’t expect to adhere … Continue reading

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Organized for Success

One of my favorite Scriptures is Acts 6:1-7. There we read about how the early church overcame a serious problem and successfully continued to grow. We can learn a lot about how to succeed as a church from the example … Continue reading

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Missing Out

It seems unusual to have an NBA season go on without Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. Curry led his team to three championships in five years. He won back-to-back MVP awards. Yet Curry is not playing in the restart … Continue reading

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For Us

A prayer that a lady offered up in our adult Bible study at church last night made me stop and think. She asked God to help us understand what he wants for us. Usually we pray for God to tell … Continue reading

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Safe Here

Many years ago there was a coal miner in northeastern Pennsylvania whose job was to inspect the mine before the other miners came down. He would check the mine for deadly methane gas. Only after he had determined that the … Continue reading

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Doing Without

While on a recent cruise to the Caribbean, my wife and I met a young lady who lives and works in St. Thomas. She was telling us about how life was for her and her family in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Fear Not!

Isn’t it funny how our fears change over time? I heard about one fellow who remembered how he used to be afraid of the dark when he was a little boy. Now that he is an adult, he is no … Continue reading

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Unappreciative

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to destroy homes and threaten lives. One man told about how he helped his dog escape the dangerous lava by tossing him over a series of fences. The dog, not understanding the gravity of … Continue reading

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Be Careful How You Dress

It was still dark when I got dressed for church yesterday morning. I thought I had enough light to see to dress myself properly. Turned out I was wrong. In between our two church services, I noticed that the socks … Continue reading

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Incremental Sacrifice

Fred Craddock once spoke to a group of ministers about an observation he had made about the subject of sacrifice. Here is what he said: “To give my life for Christ appears glorious. To pour myself out for others…to pay … Continue reading

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