Tag Archives: holiness

Can’t Fool That Umpire!

Whenever a baseball pitcher throws a pitch that is just a bit outside of the strike zone, the catcher will invariably move his mitt a few inches in order to try to make the pitch look as if it were … Continue reading

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Worshiping and Serving the Lord

One of the most awesome events recorded in Scripture is the incredible encounter that Isaiah had with God in Isaiah 6. Here we read about how God commissioned this prophet and called him into his service. As we look at … Continue reading

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Affecting the Others

COVID-19 has shut down another sports team. The Duke men’s basketball team has pulled out of the ACC tournament, ending their season. One of their walk-on players tested positive for the virus. Just losing one player who had a very … Continue reading

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Cheap Grace

“Cheap grace is preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer. These words are just as true today as they were when they were uttered several … 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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Healthier

I just realized that I haven’t had a cold this winter. Usually by this time of year I have suffered through at least two of them. I suppose the reason for my better health is all of the things we … Continue reading

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Real vs. Ideal

In a recent sermon, Andy Stanley pointed out the difference between the real and the ideal. We all have our conceptions about how our lives should be, but the reality quite often falls far short of what we have pictured … Continue reading

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Truth Decay

When I lost my baby teeth I noticed that some of them had multiple cavities. I had heard over and over from my parents and teachers how important it was to take care of my teeth. I had never disagreed … Continue reading

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The Holiness T-Shirt

Recently I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of Walmart when I noticed a lady wearing a bright yellow T-shirt with a red stop sign on the front. The shirt said, “Please stay back 6 feet”, a … Continue reading

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No Looking Back!

Luke 17:32 contains a short warning—“Remember Lot’s wife!” We all should remember what happened to Lot’s wife. Lot had been warned that he needed to flee the coming destruction of Sodom. He and his family were to leave without looking … Continue reading

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