Monthly Archives: April 2018

What Kind of Hearer Are You?

Sunday Morning my preaching colleague, Benjamin Lee, presented a lesson from Ezekiel 33 entitled “How Will You Respond?” It was a very practical lesson that spoke to our response toward God’s Word.

Ezekiel was a prophet and priest during Judah’s dark days as its people were being carried away into Babylonian captivity and just prior to the destruction of Jerusalem. He was sent to a “rebellious nation” that had transgressed the Word of God (Ezek. 2:5) Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: Acts 5:29

The New York Times and various other news outlets have been reporting the case of an American Evangelist, Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned in Turkey for the past two years.

Recently an official indictment has been handed down against Brunson claiming he has used “Christianization” as a “mask” to engage in “unconventional warfare” against the government. Continue reading

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Did Jesus Pay Taxes?

Is it just me, or does it seem like Christians grumble a lot about paying taxes?

With recent news accounts about government waste, extravagant trips and questionable expenditures of our tax money, it does make paying taxes a bit distasteful at times.

But what would Jesus do?  Did Jesus pay taxes?  Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Focus

William Hinson explains why animal trainers carry a stool when they go
into a cage of lions. They have their whips, of course, and their pistols are at their sides. But invariably they also carry a stool.

Hinson says it’s the most important tool of the trainer. He holds the stool by the back and thrusts the legs toward the face of the wild animal. He maintains that the animal tries to focus on all four legs at once. In the attempt to focus on all four, a kind of paralysis overwhelms the animal, and it becomes tame, weak, and disabled because its attention is fragmented Continue reading

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What Shall We Do?

We are currently reading through the New Testament at the West Main church where I am presently preaching. Today’s reading is from Acts 2. It is a pivotal chapter in the Bible. If you haven’t read it lately, do so now.

In Acts 2 is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies from Isaiah 2 and a similar one in Micah 4. Continue reading

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3 Facts About the Law of Sowing and Reaping

Several years ago Reader’s Digest told about a company who mailed out some special advertising cards with a mustard seed glued to it and the following caption:

“If you have faith as small as this mustard seed in (our particular product), you are guaranteed to get excellent results and be totally satisfied.”

A few months later one recipient of this promotional piece responded to the company with this note: Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: Luke 23:34

William Maxwell Aitken, known as Lord Beaverbrook, was a British newspaper publisher in the first half of the 20th century. One day in the washroom of his London club he happened to meet Edward Heath, then a young member of Parliament, about whom he had printed an insulting editorial a few days earlier.

“My dear chap,” said Aitken, who embarrassed by the encounter, “I’ve been thinking it over, and I was wrong. Here and now I wish to apologize.” Continue reading

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