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A Scary Sermon

Jewish leaders had accused the apostle Paul of wrongdoing, and he was taken into custody. Charges were brought up against him, and Paul had the opportunity to speak in his own defense in front of Governor Felix. Acts 24:25 says, … 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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Blackberry Moments

In his book Unscripted, sports commentator Ernie Johnson Jr. talks about something that he calls “blackberry moments”. He tells about playing in a baseball game when he was about eight years old. A player on the opposing team hit a … Continue reading

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Christmas Star

Yesterday, December 21, was the winter solstice. Last night was the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere—the longest night of a dark, dark year. But through the darkest of nights shone a brilliant light. Many are calling … Continue reading

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Uncommon Thanks

One of my favorite Scriptures about thanksgiving is found in Luke 17. There we read about the time Jesus healed ten men who were suffering from leprosy. These ten men came as close to Jesus as they dared. By Old … Continue reading

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Rejoicing Together

“Rejoice with those who rejoice…”—Romans12:15. A few weeks ago I was watching our local high school team play a home football game. I like to attend because some of our kids from church play, and I want to give them … Continue reading

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Morality Matters

Years ago my wife and I were driving in Lexington, Kentucky, listening to a local radio station. The announcer was talking about an upcoming ball game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Florida Gators. At this point Karen exclaimed, “What … 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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