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Proverbs 4:20-27

Andy Stanley says guardrails are, “a system designed to keep us from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas.”

Stanley reminds us that guardrails are beneficial when driving across a bridge, or on a curvy mountain road. The guardrails are constructed to keep us from getting too close to the edge. They both warn and protect.

My wife always feels a little safer when we’re driving up a mountain road and there are guardrails. If there aren’t any guardrails she gets a bit nervous. And suggests maybe we ought to take a different route. Continue reading

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No Excuse Zone

In his book, Something Else to Smile About, Zig Ziglar tells a story about man who went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawnmower.

The neighbor explained that he couldn’t loan him the mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles.

“What do canceled flights from New York to Los Angeles have to do with borrowing your lawnmower?” the man incredulously asked. Continue reading


Filed under Discipleship, Excuses

Are the 10 Commandments Binding on Christians Today?

Author Andy Stanley, the Evangelical preacher at the North Point Community Church in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia, has recently caused quite a stir among his peers and many theologians.

In a recent column in Relevant magazine, entitled “Why Do Christians Want to Post the Ten Commandments And Not the Sermon on the Mount?” Stanley argued that the ten commandments are not binding on Christians. Continue reading


Filed under Christian Living

Jesus’ Warning Regarding Greed

Yesterday we enjoyed driving around The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although it was a little cool, we stopped for some short walks on trails. It was a very pleasant and relaxing day.

One thing you soon notice in the park is the various warning signs. There are trail advisories. Warnings against feeding the bears. The danger of biking down steep grades. The probation of climbing rocks in certain areas. There was even a caution to watch for possible snow and ice. Continue reading


Filed under Sin