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The Holiness of Sexuality

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“HOLY SEX” were the first two words that Dr. Tom Hamilton, a Florida College professor, uttered yesterday in his lecture “Not in Passion of Lust.”

In the lecture book Tom wrote, “If Christians were honest with themselves, “holy sex” sounds like the greatest of all oxymorons. In any number of church buildings, the word ‘sex’ is yet to be mentioned (unless it is spelled ‘sects’), being considered a taboo topic for public proclamation.” Continue reading

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Overcoming One of the Greatest Problems in Marriage

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Yesterday was a great day at the Florida College Lectures. While it was wonderful visiting with old friends, meeting one new ones and enjoying the various scheduled activities, the lessons themselves were powerful, personal and penetrating.

The theme, “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family,” seemed to have a reoccurring common warning. This was expressed in a variety of ways. Continue reading

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God’s Created Order for Male and Female

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Last night Norma Jean and I attended the Florida College Lectures. What a wonderful pleasure to join with brethren from all over the United States in singing, praying and reflecting on God’s word. There was joy in seeing old friends. Of sharing hugs and handshakes. Smiles and tears. And some good memories of by gone days.

The theme this year is “From the Beginning: Recovering the Divine Design for Marriage and Family.” Doy Moyer, a gospel preacher from the Birmingham area, delivered the key note address on the topic “In The Beginning: God’s Created Order for Male and Female.” Continue reading

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What Is Your Life’s Choice?

Chapter 1 of the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible

You Are My God is the theme of the 2016 Florida College Lectures that Norma Jean and I are attending this week.

It is a series of lessons from the Psalms that addresses our relationship with God. The question that President Buddy Payne raised in his forward to the lecture book is one that is often asked by spiritually minded seekers: “How do I get closer to God?” Continue reading

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God is Light

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This week Norma Jean and I are in Tampa, Florida, attending the Florida College Lectures. This year’s theme is: “Light Shall shine Out of Darkness: God’s Light in an Age of Darkness.”

In the forward to the lecture book, Florida College President Buddy Payne wrote, “Ever since the beginning of the world, God has proven Himself to be the Giver of Light in all its forms.  He inhabits light.  He is light.  He made the light of this world, and He has sent His spiritual light to earth personably in Jesus, who Himself is the Light of the World.  Everything God is and does is described as light.”  Continue reading

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A Man After God’s Own Heart

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 “A man after my own heart” has become an English idiom.  It refers to one with whom we have an affinity.  A bond.  A kindred spirit.  It is an endearing expression that speaks to someone who shares similar tastes.

Bible students quickly relate to the statement regarding King David.  When Saul disobeyed God, the prophet Samuel told him that God was removing him from the throne and replacing him with another King.  He said, “The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart.”  Paul also referenced it in Acts 13:22.  Continue reading

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Where Did Saul Go Wrong?

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The theme this year at the Florida College Lectures is Lessons From the Kings of Israel and Judah. 

Yesterday I heard Luke Chandler present a very practical lesson on King Saul that not only depicted Saul’s sins, but warned and reminded us not to make the same mistakes.  Continue reading

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