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3 Great Reasons To Read Your Bible

 Last week while returning home alone from Lafayette, Louisiana (Yes, I left Norma Jean to enjoy our new granddaughter), I was listening to music, reading road signs and generally anything to stay mentally alert.

Somewhere along I-20, I noticed this billboard with a great message.

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Why The “Black Letters” Are Just As Important As The “Red Letters”

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Local man Brian Reed was startled Monday to learn from an internet search that the black letters in his Bible are every bit as authoritative as the red letters.

“I (thought sure) the words of Jesus were, like, extra inspired,” he explained to sources. “Except for Revelation 2 and 3. He sounds a little peeved there.”

“(Wow), I even returned a Bible to Family Christian one time after realizing there were no red letters in it. I totally thought it was defective.” Continue reading

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Can We Vote For Our Own Morality?

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There is breaking news from the Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. This week they voted “to give full and equal membership to everyone in the pews, regardless of sexual orientation.” Continue reading

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God Told Me to Quit Cussing

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s whose profanities have become a trademark of his political persona, claims God spoke directly to him and ordered him to quit cussing.

Since taking office at the end of June, Duterte has threatened to kill drug dealers, questioned the pope’s heritage with an expletive, and told President Obama where he could go. And it wasn’t heaven! Continue reading

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Why Do You Need The Book?

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“Are you Running on Spiritual Fumes?” was the title of a post last week. It spoke to the need of engaging in regular Bible study. We suggested that if you are spiritually sputtering through life, you need to refuel with God’s Word, the Bible.

One of my readers responded with this comment. “Religion is poor people’s shield….Weaker people need a book to depend (on). Why (do) you need a book when the Almighty is here with you?

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Are You Running on Spiritual Fumes?

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I have some great facebook friends who post some meaningful, insightful and often challenging thoughts that inspire and encourage me. The following is from Sheri Mauck, the wife of a preaching colleague, Tony Mauck, that she posed a few days ago.

“If you are a grown-up Christian who was ‘raised right’, learning the Bible in Bible class, hearing sermons, singing songs and you think you already ‘know’ the Bible so you don’t read it EVERY DAY, because you ‘already know it’, you will find that you are struggling to grow.” Continue reading

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Should We Guided by Law or Love?

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“Pope stresses spirit over rules” read the front page headline of Saturday’s Kansas City Star.

The article reported Pope Francis’ news conference at the Vatican Friday unveiling his latest 260 page writing entitled “Amoris Letitia” or “The Joy of Love.” According to the article “Francis’ worldwide challenge (is) to minister to the consciences of people in all their fragile imperfections and not be cornered by rigorous doctrine.” Continue reading

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