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Preaching the Word

This past September 29th marked the 30th anniversary of my first sermon. I was quite nervous as I delivered that sermon at the Clarksburg Church of Christ (now Clarksburg Christian Church). The text was from James 2 and the message … Continue reading

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Talk to Him

Charles Spurgeon shared the story of an old farmer who told about his encounter with the devil. The devil was tempting him and he finally said to the devil, “What do you want from me anyway?” The devil answered, “Why, … Continue reading

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Whitewashing the Black Sheep

The children in a prominent family decided to give their father a book of the family’s history for a birthday present. They commissioned a professional biographer to do the work, carefully warning him about the family’s “black sheep” problem: Uncle … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate!

Jean Fleming wrote the following in Discipleship Journal: “Recently something rapturous happened a few spaces down the church pew from me. The pastor announced that a young boy in our congregation named Crockett had given his heart to Christ that … Continue reading

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Mystery Destination

In 1994 Northwest Airlines offered some unusual round-trip passages aboard one of their planes. Fifty-nine dollars bought a “Mystery Fare” ticket that provided a one-day trip to an unknown American city. Buyers didn’t find out where they were heading until … Continue reading

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The Road to Emmaus

It was the first Easter Sunday. Jesus had been crucified on Friday and his body had been placed in a tomb. But the tomb was found to be empty that Sunday morning. Word about this spread among the followers of … Continue reading

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The Psalm of the Cross

One of the most detailed descriptions of the crucifixion of Jesus is not found in the gospels, but in the Psalms. Remarkably, Psalm 22 gives what appears to be an eye-witness account of Jesus’ crucifixion, yet it was written centuries … Continue reading

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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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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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Jesus Would Die for Them

I enjoy reading those passages of Scripture where people utter prophetic statements without realizing it. One such passage is John 11:49-52—“Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, ‘You know nothing at all! You … Continue reading

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