Sunday Seed Thoughts: Relationships

Seed Thoughts

Today finds Norma Jean and me in Fayetteville, Tennessee, where I’m preaching in a meeting this week. It will be my first time to be with this church. And we’re looking forward to meeting the brethren, making new friends and worshiping together. Continue reading

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What Do You Value?


Yesterday Norma Jean and I had a rather unsettling experience at Dallas Love Field on the way to Nashville. While waiting in line to go through security I looked at her and said, “Where’s the camera case?”

“I thought you had it,” she replied. “I put it on the seat by you in the shuttle.”

“No, I don’t have it. I thought you had it.” Continue reading


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Why Did God’s Justice Demand That Jesus Die?


After a tiring two-week criminal trial in a high profile bank robbery case, the jury finally ended its 14 hours of deliberations and entered the courtroom to deliver its verdict to the judge. The judge turned to the jury foreman and asked, “Has the jury reached a verdict in this case?”

“Yes we have, your honor,” the foreman responded. Continue reading


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A young father was pushing a shopping cart in a grocery store while trying to contain a screaming, thrashing baby boy.

Very softy he kept repeating encouraging words like “Calm down, Brian.” “Don’t yell, Brian.” “Don’t get excited, Brian.” “It’s going to be ok, Brian.”

A woman observing the father’s calm demeanor offered her approval. “You are certainly to be commended, young man, for being so patient and trying to soothe little Brian.” Continue reading

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If You Want To Go To Heaven, You Need These 3 Virtues


Paul Fritz calls them “the triad of Christian virtues.” R. Davies wrote, “These three graces form the essential elements of the Christian character. An unknown author referred to them as “the holy and beautiful sisterhood of Christians virtues.”

In fact, without these three virtues it’s impossible to make it to heaven.

What are they? Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Stand


Rebecca Livermore from San Angelo, Texas, relates a humorous story about her preacher, who obviously looked for interesting ways to both gain attention and make a point.

One morning during the adult Bible class, the preacher picked up the lectern and walked back and forth with it. Back and forth. Back and forth. Without saying a word he continued to walk back and forth, as the class sat silently staring at him.

Finally someone asked, “What are you doing?” Continue reading

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Moving Forward Following Failure


“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything” observed our 26th President, Teddy Roosevelt.

In his book, Confident Living, Warren Wiersbe, writes that the inventor Thomas Edison “spent more than $100,000 to obtain 6000 different fiber specimens, and only three of them proved satisfactory. Each failure brought him that much closer to the solution to his problem. His friend Henry Ford was right when he said that failure was the ‘opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.’” Continue reading

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