Word of the Week: Ministry

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This week Norma Jean and I are in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where I’m holding a meeting. The theme of the meeting is “Mobilizing for Ministry.” I believe it is a needed study among Christians today.

So, our word of the week is “ministry.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Jesus Death: A Judicial Necessity

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“I had committed the crime and I stood before the judge as he pronounced the verdict.”

“Guilty!

“Now I awaited the sentence. I so desired mercy. But I knew that I was indeed guilty and had no reason to expect anything except justice. Then the judge pronounced the sentence.” Continue reading

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What is a Preacher’s Responsibility?

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I thought this was a piece of satire when I first read it. But it’s true!

The Houston Chronicle reported that Houston Mayor Annise Parker signed off on subpoenas issued to five local preachers.

And what did the city and the Mayor want from the preachers? Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Romans 1:16

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Romans 1:16 is one of the greatest verses in the Bible.

“What grand truths lie concealed in this Scripture,” writes W. H, Luckenbach, “as in a kaleidoscope! The gospel being its focal point, several easy turns bring into clearest view some of the most precious things of our Christian faith.” Continue reading

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How To Overcome Doubt

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G. Campbell Morgan was a British preacher, scholar and author of the latter 19th and early 20th century. He had already dedicated his life to ministry by age 19. However, he developed some doubts about the Bible.

Morgan relates the writings of various scientists and agnostics disturbed him (e.g., Charles Darwin, John Tyndall, Thomas Huxley, and Herbert Spencer). As he read their books and listened to debates, Morgan became more and more perplexed.

What did he do?  Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Steadfast

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Today is Columbus day. It is the day that we honor Christopher Columbus who is credited with discovering the “new world” on October 12, 1492.

Someone joked that there were three profound things about Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America: Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Every Scar Tells A Story

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“I have some great stories that in many ways are the result of pain in my life” says John Harvey, a preacher from Palm City, Florida.

One day John was sitting with his kids when one of them asked about a set of scars on his legs. “Right around my right kneecap,” John says, “there is this interesting series of little scars that form a triangle, My kids wanted to know what they were from. So I was able to tell them how I played third base in a baseball game instead of catching. There was a play at the base where a runner slid into my leg as I tried to apply the tag. The scars on my knee form the exact imprint of where the spikes from his cleats went into my leg.”

Then Harvey makes this powerful point: Continue reading

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