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A Day of Gladness

Vance Havner, a preacher of the early 20th century, known for his witticism and snappy quotes, supposedly quipped to a congregation where he was once preaching, “I seen happier faces on an iodine bottle.”

One preacher remarked about going into a congregation for Sunday worship and said, “You would think it was a morgue.” Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth is Gradual

Today’s post, according to WordPress, is #3100.

10 ½ years ago I never thought about this little blog being read in 200 countries and territories around the world. Or writing 3100 posts that would encompass 186 categories, which would fill 35 average size books.

So, how did we get here? How did we reach this point? Continue reading

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The King Who Cried

While not specifically stated, the chronology the Jesus’ biographies show that His triumphant entry into Jerusalem prior to His crucifixion was on Sunday.

All three synoptic writers plus John record this emotional and celebratory event when the people cried, “Hosanna!” They praised God, rejoiced in His presence, and proclaimed:

“‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Lk. 19:38) Continue reading

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The Joy of Fellowship

This month I am preaching every Sunday at the Wellandport Church in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada. Additionally, I’m conducting a weekend meeting that concludes today. And teaching the adult class for their VBS later in July.

We’ve missed coming to Canada for the past two summers. We love the area. The cooler temperatures are a nice respite from the hot summers of Texas and Florida. But most of all we love the warm fellowship of these brethren. Continue reading

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The Worth Of Worship

The etymology of our English word “worship” as spoken in the days of William Shakespear was actually pronounced “worth-ship.”

It’s derived from the old English word “weorp” which means to assign worth to someone. The online dictionary of etymology defined it as “significant, valuable, of value; valued, appreciated, highly thought-of, deserving, meriting; honorable, noble, of high rank; suitable for, proper, fit, capable.”

“Ship” from the old English word “sciepe” speaks to the idea or quality of being or condition…power, position, office, or skill.

Worship, therefore, assigns honor, praise, and glory to Him who is worthy and who is valued. Thus, the Psalmist proclaims: Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2022

When I was a kid in the late ’50s and early ’60s, we watched a TV show called, “Father Knows Best.” The lead role was played by Robert Young who spoke with authority, wisdom, and also compassion. He had the solution to every problem. He was the ideal father.

Imagine such a show being on TV today. The image of fathers has fallen into disrepute. With so many absentee, delinquent, and abusive men, our respect for fatherhood has diminished. Also, the media and silly sitcoms often tend to portray dad as a bumbling idiot. Continue reading

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Serendipities of Church Membership

Last Saturday, for only the second time in my life I missed a preaching appointment during a meeting due to sickness. I don’t know if was something I ate, or just a “24 bug,” but I hadn’t been that sick in a long time.

As a result, I not only missed preaching Saturday night, but a Cracker Barrel breakfast with the elders and several brethren, and a steak dinner with two other couples. Continue reading

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Worship and Thankfulness

Plutarch who lived from 46 to 120 A.D. once wrote, “The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.” The Psalmist often coupled the spirit of thanksgiving with worship to God.

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” (Ps. 100:4) Continue reading

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Your Soul Needs Sunday

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan,” once opined the German theologian, philosopher, and physician Albert Schweitzer.

Since I’ve been unable to find the source and context of this quote attributed to Schweitzer, I suppose it might be subject to various interpretations. However, consider it from a simple New Testament perspective. Continue reading

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Looking in Four Directions

As Christians meet for worship today around the world, local churches will meet at different times. Culture and customs may impact the order, style and length of worship.

Some churches will meet in modern facilities with large crowds attending. Others will assemble in simple, nondescript buildings. Some may meet in rented storefronts. And others may gather in a small group in a family home.

Furthermore, I wonder how many different languages and dialects will lift their voices in praise and prayer to God today? Continue reading

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