The Freedom in No 2

How many times have you given in to guilt? How often have you wanted to say no but ended up saying yes? Often, we don’t want to offend or make someone feel bad, so we go ahead and do what we didn’t want to do. Why? Sometimes, of course, we must die to ourselves and […]

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Self-Justification

It seems that we as humans can justify almost anything. Our ability to give ourselves grace is unlimited. We always know we had the best motives and intentions, and we make sure everyone else does as well. When confronted with something that challenges our positive self-image or behavior, we often respond with: • You don’t […]


Jesus Is The Reason

As we think and sing about the most amazing birth in all of history, we cannot help but smile, cry and rejoice. Christ the Savior was born that night. Angels announced it, shepherds went to confirm it, and later on, wise men that followed a star brought gifts for this Child. What a beginning! What […]

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Your Impact 1

Every person is important and every life makes a difference. That is not just some hopeful statement to grace an Instagram post, but reality. Let me explain how this works. We just had our annual distribution of scholarship funds for young people in our service last Sunday. This year $7,500 was given to ten different […]


Christian Skin-Fest?

Hosea 2:2 -But now bring charges against Israel—your mother— for she is no longer my wife, and I am no longer her husband. Tell her to remove the prostitute’s makeup from her face and the clothing that exposes her breasts. An interesting way the translators for the NLT described rebellious Israel in the last part […]

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Is there a Gift of Criticism?

Some of us seem gifted in pointing out the flaws, failures, and problems we see in others. In an eyeblink, we can spot the speck in our brother’s eye. If you don’t know of any faults, simply ask us and we will be glad to inform you of many you may have overlooked. I wondered […]


Why Bother – Part 2

In a previous article, I explored some of the hazards of ministry for my fellow pastors – discouragement, disillusionment with people, and a lack of being able to see results from our efforts. While these are legitimate struggles, they are not the final word. Every job and anything we attempt for the Kingdom will have […]

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