Tag Archives: Colossians 4:5

Great Opportunity

I enjoy playing “Words with Friends” on the phone. This is a word game similar to “Scrabble”. Recently I started a new game, and with the letters I was given, I was able to score 20 points on the first … Continue reading

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Talking to Strangers

Sometimes we get the idea that it is of no use to try to initiate a conversation about Jesus with someone we have just met. We have come to believe that we need to develop a long-term relationship with someone … Continue reading

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Timing Is Right

A lady once called the office of her church and asked to speak to one of the ministers. When she got one of the pastors on the phone she asked him if he or one of the pastoral staff could … Continue reading

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He Who Hesitates

An overly cautious driver hesitated as he attempted to merge with traffic on a busy freeway, finally coming to a complete stop on the ramp. The traffic thinned out a bit, but the driver still waited, hoping for a better … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Churches

As my wife and I drove to southwestern Kentucky to view the recent total eclipse of the sun, we passed a couple of churches that had totally different ideas about how they should respond to the throng of people flooding … Continue reading

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Lifeguard On Duty

In September of 1985, a party was held at a New Orleans municipal pool. The purpose of the party was to celebrate the first summer in memory without a single drowning at any New Orleans city pool. In honor of … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with the Times

Years ago, all a deer hunter needed was a gun, ammunition and perhaps a pickup truck to get him to his hunting destination. Times have changed. Now, in addition to those items, many hunters have small 4-wheel drive vehicles to … Continue reading

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Looking Lost

I recently made my first trip to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. I was there to be with a young friend of mine who was having surgery. There were several times during the day when I had to stop and ask … Continue reading

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Put Out the Welcome Mat

One of the main purposes of the church is to attract people to Jesus Christ. However, sometimes Christians don’t do a very good job of putting out the welcome mat. We use “churchy” words and phrases that make it seem … Continue reading

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Ready Now

A preacher once got a phone call from a lady in his church. She told him that her nephew was the victim of a burglary. While he was in bed at night, a thief broke into his house. Alarmed to … Continue reading

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