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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Liberty

Today’s seed thought is based on some observations made by Charles Spurgeon from Galatians 5:1. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free.”

“This ‘liberty’ makes us free to heaven’s charter—the Bible.”

In the writing style of his day, he offers these wonderful insights “You are a welcome guest at the table of the promises. Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stories of grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please…Come in faith and you are welcome to all covenant blessings.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Equality in Christ

W. A. Criswell tells a story about the Duke of Wellington once attending a small church in England. It was their custom to come to the front and kneel down to receive communion. The Duke, who had just been honored as a hero in the battle of Waterloo, came forward and knelt down.

About the same time, a poor ragged old man came down from the other side of the building and knelt beside the Duke. Immediately a deacon came up behind the old man, gently placed a hand on his shoulder, and quietly whispered for the man to move farther away from the Duke. Or to rise and wait until the Duke had taken communion Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Happy Father’s Day

A small boy was overheard to say, “Father’s day is just like Mother’s Day…only you don’t spend as much on a gift.“

To which one dad quipped, “What gift?”

Now this is not “sour grapes.” Father’s Day is just not as big a deal as Mother’s Day. Church attendance is greater on Mother’s day than Father’s Day. Before the days of cell phones it was documented that more long distance calls were made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. But more collect calls were made on Father’s day than any other day of the year! Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: What Seeds Are You Sowing?

“When I keep my thoughts positive and my words affirmative, I create an environment that produces positive action. I become the fertile ground for abundant good to manifest,” wrote the authors of Daily Word.

“Into the matrix of spiritual substance, I plant seed thoughts… Seeds of light fill me with new insights…Seeds of love show up in my world as harmony and peace.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Blood

Today, I’m thinking about the needless blood that has been shed in our country. Blood shed by criminals. Blood shed by rioters and looters. Blood shed accidently and inadvertently. And sadly blood shed by reckless, rouge and sometimes racist cops.

We often lament that an innocent person’s life was taken. I understand the context of that statement. We’re saying he didn’t deserve to die in that situation. However, there was only ONE person who actually died an innocent death. He was Jesus of Nazareth. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Who Loves You?

Dr. Karl Barth, the Swiss born theologian, has been called “one of the most brilliant and complex intellectuals of the 20th century.”

Barth was a prolific writer as he authored massive volumes on the meaning of life and faith. The story is told that he was once visiting America, speaking at a theological seminary. During a Q & A session one of the students asked Barth what he no doubt thought to be a very deep and probing question.

“Dr. Barth, what was the greatest thought that has ever crossed your mind? Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Memorial Day

“Memory is the way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose” wrote author Kevin Arnold.

On this memorial day week-end, many will visit cemeteries to place flowers on the graves of departed loved ones. It’s a way to remember them. Pay your respects. Reflect on their lives. Your relationships. And hold on to a precious memory.

I’m reminded at this time of year that every Sunday is memorial day for Christians. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: When To Assemble Again?

Today, I am blessed for the second consecutive Sunday to be worshiping with and preaching for the brethren in Cosby, Tennessee.

The situation up here in the mountains is unique. There have been only 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cocke county where the church is located. And no deaths.  In neighboring Sevier county only 65 cases with 2 deaths. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Happy Mother’s Day

“All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother,” once reflected President Abraham Lincoln.

I’m sure Lincoln’s sentiments are the feelings of many of us as we approach a celebration of mother’s day this year.

The two most influential women in my life have been my mother, Mattie Weliever, and my wife, Norma Jean, the mother of our children. My life is better, stronger, and richer because of their profound influence in my ministry. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Be Still

Restless. Frustrated. Agitated. Anxious. Unsettled. Uneasy. Upset.

These words describe the feelings of many today who’re eager to return to some sense normalcy after “sheltering in place” for so long. Of course, they also may describe the apprehension of others who feel our government is reopening up too soon. Continue reading

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