IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! What Did Jesus Call Himself?



Francis Derek claims there are 272 different names, titles and designations for Jesus in the Bible. I’m not sure I would be that specific! But there are at least over 200. They’re names of Christ in prophesy. Names that have to do with types and symbols. And there are unique names in the New Testament.

Throughout this year we want to consider some of the those names and see the importance of His name. He is Wonderful. He is our Advocate. He is called Christ. But what did Jesus call himself? Continue reading

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Come To Jesus–Or I’ll Beat You Up?


My son, Kenny, recently sent me this unbelievable news article from the Tampa Bay Times:

A Boise woman is facing charges after police say she attacked a Jewish acquaintance and beat her as part of a bizarre bid to convert her to Christianity.

Marguerite Haragan, 59, showed up at the victim’s home on Feb 5. Haragan “was banging on the front window yelling at her that she better believe in Jesus and she was not going to leave until she did believe in Jesus,” Ada County Prosecutor Dave Roscheck said. Continue reading


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Nike, the brand that Michael Jordan built, is still flying high.

The famous shoe company announced the release of their new Flyknit Lunar3 this month. It’s lightweight. The colors are bright. But most of all wearing them will put you in the winner’s circle!

Nike is the most innovative shoe company of our time. And their slogan, Just Do It, captures our interest, captivates our imagination and creates a desire for kids to wear their brand.

But did you know that Nike is a Bible word? It’s found in one of the great verses of the Bible, I John 5:4. Continue reading

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Made For Another World


Last night I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I got up, ate a piece of toast and drank a glass of warm milk. (I read somewhere on the internet where that would help you sleep. So it must be true!)

After checking my email, which you’re not supposed to do, I decided to read for a while. I picked up a book and came across two great quotes, one by John Piper and the other by C. S. Lewis.

Piper wrote, “The greatest hindrance to worship is not that we are a pleasure-seeking people, but that we are willing to settle for such pitiful pleasures.” Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Watch


Once there was a little boy, Ryan, who wanted a watch.

Day in and day out Ryan pestered his parents about getting him a watch. His parents put him off every way they could. Finally he drove his parents to the breaking point. His father told the youngster that he didn’t want to hear another word about a watch from him.

Well, for the rest of that week the Ryan said nothing about a watch. He knew that to do so would certainly result in his parents’ displeasure and probably some discomfort for him! Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Celebration. Crucifixion. Coronation.


“When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger. Our challenges are what mold us, refine us, and make us into all we were intended to become.” (Zig Ziglar)

Life does change. Challenges do come. And how quickly they can occur! Indeed the classic old hymn is right, “Time is filled with swift transition.”

We’ve all experienced it. That heart-rending phone call with a sobbing voice on the other end with tragic news. The results of a test and the Doctor’s unfavorable prognosis. The husband announces that he’s leaving to the shock of his wife and children. A close associate who betrays your trust. A once devoted friend who cowardly leaves when you need him the most. Continue reading


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Lord, Have Mercy!


An 80-year-old woman was arrested for shoplifting. When she appeared in court, the Judge asked her, “What did you steal?”

“A can of peaches,” She replied.

When the Judge asked her why, she said that she was hungry. “How many peaches were in the can?” asked the Judge.


The Judge said, “Then I will give you six days in jail.”

Before the Judge could pronounce the sentence, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked if he could say something. Continue reading


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