Monthly Archives: February 2017

My Life Is Like My Blog

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Is my blog perfect? Without grammatical mistakes? Typographical errors? Misspelled words? Or incorrect punctuation?

By now, many of you are chuckling. “No way, Ken. You’ve haven’t published a perfect blog in 5 years!”

However, the real answer isn’t as easy as it appears.

It depends. Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: 1Peter 3:15

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Following a lesson on personal evangelism, Sam, a barber, left church convicted that he should share his faith with his customers. So the next morning when he arrived at his shop he said, “Today I am going to share my faith with the first man who walks through my door.”

Soon after a man entered and said, “I want a shave!”

Sam said, “Sure, just sit in the seat and I’ll be with you in a moment.” Quickly he prayed a quick desperate prayer saying, “God, help me say the right thing to this man. Continue reading

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Celebrating Our 50th Valentine’s Day

 

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50 years ago I bought my first little heart-shaped box of Valentine’s Day candy, walked across the Florida College campus from “C Dorm” to Sutton Hall and said “Happy Valentine’s Day” to a young lady I had only been dating a short time.

By the next Valentine’s Day, Norma Jean and I were talking marriage. By our third one together we were married. Over the years we’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day where ever our ministry has taken us. Ohio. Kentucky. Tennessee. Back in Florida, twice. Missouri. And now Texas. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Gift

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A woman woke up one morning, turned to her husband and said, “Honey, I just had a dream that you bought me a new gold necklace. What do you think it means?”

He answered, “I don’t know, but Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Then you’ll know.”

A few nights later, she again woke up after having a dream. She said, “This time, I dreamed you gave me a pearl necklace. What do you think it means?”

“You’ll know on Valentines’ Day,” he replied. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Happiness or Holiness?

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We live in a culture today that has elevated one’s personal happiness to an inordinate, unhealthy, and definitely unscriptural priority.

Leo Rosten, the Polish born Jewish writer once wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Happiness, in the ancient, noble verse, means self-fulfillment and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever talents God or luck or fate bestowed upon them.” Continue reading

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Glorify God In Your Family

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Like all other aspects of home and family, the personal decision to have children and how many children ought to be made, as Florida College Professor, Jason Longstreth pointed out, “considering all spiritual aspects as taught in scripture.”

“From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and the Family” has been the theme of the FC Lecture series this year. Yesterday was the final day. And the morning lectures were largely devoted to the Biblical considerations concerning children. Continue reading

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Overcoming One of the Greatest Problems in Marriage

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Yesterday was a great day at the Florida College Lectures. While it was wonderful visiting with old friends, meeting one new ones and enjoying the various scheduled activities, the lessons themselves were powerful, personal and penetrating.

The theme, “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family,” seemed to have a reoccurring common warning. This was expressed in a variety of ways. Continue reading

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God’s Created Order for Male and Female

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Last night Norma Jean and I attended the Florida College Lectures. What a wonderful pleasure to join with brethren from all over the United States in singing, praying and reflecting on God’s word. There was joy in seeing old friends. Of sharing hugs and handshakes. Smiles and tears. And some good memories of by gone days.

The theme this year is “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family.” Doy Moyer, a gospel preacher from the Birmingham area, delivered the key note address on the topic “In The Beginning: God’s Created Order for Male and Female.” Continue reading

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WORD OF THE WEEK: FAMILY

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This week finds Norma Jean and me in Temple Terrace, Florida, where we will be attending the annual Florida College Lectures. The theme is “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and the Family.”

This theme and this week is an especially meaningful anniversary for us. It was 50 years ago that we had our first date. It was on Thursday, the last night of Lectures. And we heard Robert Jackson close the week with a powerful sermon on “The Final Word.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: What Do You Desire?

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Dr. Charles Stanley raised the question in one of his posts, “If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?”

“Your answer,” says Dr. Stanley, “reveals a lot about who you are.”

The psalmist penned, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). Continue reading

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