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Narrow-Minded

Sometimes people accuse Christians of being narrow-minded. They say that followers of Jesus should have a broader view of moral and social issues. They even maintain that Jesus would not be so narrow-minded—that he would share their wider acceptance of … Continue reading

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Cheating Death

On Sunday, January 9, a single-engine plane in Los Angeles had engine failure during takeoff and went down moments later. The plane came to rest on some railroad tracks, the cockpit crumpled and the pilot bleeding from his injuries. Los … Continue reading

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Common Destiny

Not often does it catch us off guard when a person who is 99 years old passes away, but that is exactly what happened for many people when beloved actress Betty White died a few days ago. Expectations were high … Continue reading

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Some Assembly Required

One of the most dreaded phrases in the English language is this—“some assembly required”. Those words strike fear in the hearts of people who are not at all handy at putting things together. Have you ever worked late into the … Continue reading

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The Unhindered Gospel Message

The book of Acts concludes with these words about how Paul the apostle preached while under house arrest—“He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!” (Acts 28:31). An overview of … Continue reading

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Looking for Someone Perfect

A preacher conducting a Bible study was trying to get across the point that no one is perfect. He asked the group if they knew, or had even heard of, someone who was perfect. One man insisted that he knew … Continue reading

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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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