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7 Reasons to Memorize the Bible

Did you know the National Bible Bee took place this past week? I didn’t either. I must have missed that news report from the mainstream media.

The Bible Bee, started in 2009, is open to young people ages 7-18. In last week’s final round the participating contestants memorized 840 verses in just 90 days. The National Bible Bee Game Show, hosted by Kirk Cameron, assembles 72 young people in a contest showcasing Bible verse memory and applied Bible study. Continue reading

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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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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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What Guides My Life?

 

Portrait of a pensive businessman at the office

The church where I currently preach, Hickman Mills church of Christ, in Kansas City, MO, recently presented a special series called “Week-End in the Word.” The theme was Bible Answers To Tough Questions. The speaker invited to address these questions was Dan DeGarmo from Chillicothe, Ohio.

The questions included, “Why Bad Things Happen to good people” How should I Respond to Terror?” “Who Am I? And “God, What Do You See in Me?”

In my mind the key question, answered Sunday morning, was “What Guides My Life?” This answer impacts the answers to all other questions. Continue reading

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