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Thankful.

Helen Keller is quoted as saying that “So much has been given to me that I have no time to ponder that which I don’t have.”. This would certainly be considered a thoughtful quote from nearly anyone who spoke it, but it’s even more powerful from this woman. At 19 months of age, Keller contracted…

Church Leadership

This time of year I’m always amazed by the migration of the geese. Leaving the freezing cold of the north they will cover thousands of miles before reaching their destination. Their distinctive v pattern is not just some fluke of creation, in reality, it accomplished a number of very specific purposes. Those in front rotate…

If I’m Busy….. I must be Doing Something

A recent five-year study, collected data from over 20,000 Christians,  aged 15 to 88, with participants answering from 139 countries.  Researchers found that more than 4 in 10 Christians around the world say they ‘often’ or ‘always’ rush from task to task… The busy life was found to be the dominate distraction from spiritual pursuits among…

Lie #9: I can be a Christian without being committed.

A young college-age guy walked into a photography studio with a framed picture of his girlfriend. He requested that the picture enlarged. This, of course, would involve removing the photo from the frame and setting it in the duplicator for enlargement. In doing so, the studio owner noticed a sweet inscription on the back of…

God Doesn’t Grade on the Curve

Whether or not you’re a fan of Baseball you probably know the name Babe Ruth. One of the most legendary players to ever play the game, the Babe was known for big hits and an intimidating demeanor. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp…

Lie #8….. Pain is Always a Bad Thing.

The past several weeks we’ve been looking at ancient lies of the Devil and how they have a direct effect on the way we live life today!  This Sunday we are going to take a look at the subject of pain.   Dr. Paul W. Brand, the noted leprosy expert who was chief of the…

Lie #6 Sexual Sin is no Big Deal

Many years ago C.S. Lewis, in his book Mere Christianity, described our contemporary struggle with human sexuality in the following way: The Christian idea of marriage is based on Christ’s words that a man and wife are to be regarded as a single organism-for that is what the words “one flesh” would be in modern…

Can we trust the Bible?

Over 100 years ago Oswald Chambers described how our post-Christian world was beginning to look at Christianity and the Bible. He said the following “We have made ambition and competition the very essence of civilized life. No wonder there is no room for Jesus Christ and no room for the Bible. We are all so…

Things = Happiness

Things bought at garage sales don’t usually end up on the evening news, but a Chinese bowl bought by a New York family in 2007, became famous in April of 2013. The new owners paid just three dollars for what turned out to be a bowl from the Northern Song Dynasty that was more than…

Unforgivable

  Her opening remarks certainly caught the room off guard. “The man I ate dinner with tonight killed my brother.” these words were spoken by a stylish woman at a banquet in Seattle. She then proceeded to tell the story of how a man names John had murdered her brother during a robbery, served 18…