Monthly Archives: June 2016

Christians. Credibility. And Social Media.

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Last Tuesday Donald Trump met with a few hundred evangelical leaders in New York City. Following the meeting, James Dobson, Focus on the Family founder, was interviewed by Pennsylvania minister Michael Anthony. During the interview Dobson said that Trump had recently come “to accept a relationship with Christ.”

Dobson was vague about the details of Trump’s supposed religious conversion. “I don’t know when it was,” said Dobson, “but it hasn’t been long.” Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Psalm 118:24

 Ps 118.124

Jimmy Chapman tells a story about a preacher going for a meeting and staying in the house of a widow. He and his wife arrived late on Saturday before he was to preach on Sunday. Graciously, the lady had given up her master bedroom for her guests.

The next morning when the preacher awoke, he opened the curtains to a beautiful scene–gentle rolling hills in the distance and a beautiful green pasture in the valley below. Then he noticed these words in the corner of the window pane with a child-like writing scratched in the glass: “This is the day.” Continue reading

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What Have We Come To?

 Vegas

“What have we come to?” asks Dee Bowman in his June column from Pressing On Magazine.

To cite his concerns, Dee shares the following examples from our sin-sick society.

  • I saw a commercial that advertises a place that has “just the right amount of wrong.” What have we come to? Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Longsuffering

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“Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid joy” wrote the 19th century British poet Felecia Hemans.

One of the challenges of our 21st century culture is immediate gratification. We are an impatient people. We want what we want. And we want it now! Qualities of forbearance, perseverance and patience are not often lauded as desirable. Instead we seek pleasure.  Possessions. And personal satisfaction. However, our true strength is not found in these fleeting fancies. Continue reading

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Working For the Lord in Our Jobs

Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs

During the past month since moving to Denton County, Texas, we’ve met a lot of new people. Especially those in our church family at West Main in Lewisville. As you to get to know people, and build relationships, one of the first questions often asked is “Where do you work?” Sometimes we simply ask, “What do you do?” And it is understood that you asking about their job, profession or business.

We are interested in what people do for a living. Occupations tell us a lot about a person. Their background. Education. Experiences. Whether intended or not, the answer often indicates one’s social-economic standing. Continue reading

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The Cavaliers Secret Puzzle–A Metaphor For Spiritual Victory

 People puzzle

Sunday night, following the Cleveland Cavaliers improbable come back to win the NBA championship after being down 3-1, they revealed their secret motivation.

For the past 8 weeks this secret weapon had been concealed in a container they carried from game to game and kept in their locker room. It was a four-foot puzzle that formed the image of the Larry O’Brien championship Trophy. Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Romans 15:13

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File this under “I didn’t know that.”

“Every second, the world conducts more than 40,000 Google searches, creates 5 new facebook profiles, and opens YouVersion’s Bible App 112 times.”

I learned this when, as one the 40,000, I Googled “most popular verses in the Bible.” Since I write on a special verse each Wednesday, I was curious what the average internet user considered an important passage. Continue reading

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