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Fellowship in the Church Family


“There are two things one cannot do alone,” once wrote Swiss psychologist, Paul Tournier, “be married and be a Christian.”

I suppose there are a few others. Be Mom. A dad. Or play a team sport.  But Tournier’s point is valid.

Occasionally, I will hear someone say, “I can be a good Christian and not be a part of a church.”

Really? Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Fellowship


This week Norma Jean and I are in Ontario Canada,  where I’m preaching in a meeting for the Wellandport church.  Being in Canada reminds me of a story told by Don Graham.

Linda, a young woman, was traveling alone up the rutted and rugged highway from Alberta to the Yukon. Linda didn’t know you don’t travel to Whitehorse alone in a rundown Honda Civic, so she set off where only four-wheel drives normally venture. Continue reading


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How To Build Christian Community


An Army Chaplain tells the story of sitting in the Officer’s Club one rainy day. In fact, it was more than rainy.  It was a raging storm. The winds were blowing fiercely.  The rains were descending in sheets.  Nearby, two officer’s wives were watching the storm through the big picture window.  Continue reading


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Are You Lovin’ The Brotherhood?


This week Norma Jean and I are blessed  to be on the campus of Florida College to attend their annual lecture series.  It’s a special place for us.

FC is where we met.  Dated.  And were engaged to be married.  I played basketball for FC on their first scholarship team.  At FC I was privileged to meet and learn from some great men of God.  Clinton Hamilton.  Edgar Srygley. Homer Hailey.  Bob Owen. Melvin Curry.  Harry Payne Sr. And James R. Cope. Continue reading


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God Calls Christians “To Belong”


It was one rainy day. In fact, it was more than rainy. It was a storm. The winds were blowing fiercely. The rains were descending in sheets. Thunder roared.  And lightening was flashing.   There were just a few people in the Officer’s Club.  An Army Chaplain and two officer’s wives were watching the storm through the big picture window.

Suddenly, through a flash of lightning, one of the women saw a solider standing outside on guard duty totally at the mercy of the raging storm. The Chaplain then overheard this exchange from the women. Continue reading


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“Membership has its Privileges” touts an American Express commercial.  The credit card and financial services company  has promoted the idea of membership for years.  Their slogan speaks of the benefits of membership.  The same is true of many clubs and organizations that are seeking to sell prospective members on the benefits of being in their organization. Continue reading

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Spiritual Kinship

Kinship.  I just got to thinking about it. I’m not sure why.  It’s not a word you hear used a lot anymore.  You used to.  Someone would say, “I know your kin folks!”  Or “Are you all kin?”   Continue reading


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