Where’s The Fear?

I want to follow up on my last blog by asking the question; “Is there no fear of God in our culture any longer?” Hebrews 10:26-31 (NLT) 26 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that

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Stand Up

Sept. 24, 2014   Ephesians 5:3-14 (NLT) 3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. 4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. 5 You can be

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Influence

Just last night in one of the classes that I teach, I spoke about the influence that our lives have on those around us. This morning, I remembered a devotional that I had read earlier last month that talked about how the commander of the Roman army would return after

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No Bypass

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Henry Blackaby wrote in his devotional this morning these words; God wants us to experience His joy (John 15:11). Yet we cannot experience His joy until we have mourned over our sin. If we do not grieve over

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Pouty Pants

I find it interesting how the best laid plans sometimes never come to fruition. It’s been my practice after being in the ministry for over 20 years to take a month off each year to rest, clear my mind and to work on a sermon series to present to the

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Nervousness

Psalm 37:23-31 (ESV) 23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; 24 though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen

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Distractions

Distractions! Life is full of them. Have you ever tried to sit and be still in order to focus on just one thing only to realize that there seems to be distractions all around you? Suddenly you become aware of noises that you might not pay any attention to otherwise.

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Reflection

I found this in my files the other day but I can’t remember where it came from.  I thought about how so many times, we experience the unexpected in our lives and often wonder “why”. When I read this piece, I was reminded of just how much God loves us

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