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Weekly Recap: September 5-9

Good morning from the Lone Star State,

This weekend Norma Jean and I are in Garland, Texas, (in the DWF area) where I’m teaming with Max Dawson speaking at the Campbell Road Church on their Legacy Weekend.

I’m speaking tonight at 7pm on “Honoring Senior Saints: They Still Bear Fruit in Old Age.” And Sunday at 10:50 AM on “Reaching Forward to the Heavenly Prize.”  If you’re within driving distance, we’d love to see you. Continue reading

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How to Grow in Godliness?

Thomas Monaghan,  the founder of Domino’s Pizza and its CEO from 1970 to 1985 grew a small debt ridden business to what is today the largest Pizza chain in the world with sales exceeding 8.6 billion dollars in 2021.

Once asked to account for the incredible growth of the company, Monaghan explained,  “I programed everything for growth. Everyday we develop people–the key to growth is developing people, not special cheese, not tasty crust, not fast delivery, but people.  People are the key to all effective leadership.” Continue reading


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Applications of Godliness

“The key to godliness is not more knowledge,” opined Woodrow Knoll, “but more obedience.”

Indeed, godliness issues itself in following Jesus, daily bearing His cross, and willingly submitting to His commands (Lk. 9:23).  Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (Jn 14:15). The beloved John further amplified that fact when he wrote, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1Jn. 5:3).  Continue reading

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What is the Source of Godliness?

“If ideas have consequences, and they clearly do, the most consequential of all our ideas is the idea of God,” opined Gary Henry in his daybook Enthusiastic Ideas. “Nowhere does life ask us any more basic question, than when it asks us what we’re going to believe about God.”

Gary then argues that (1) if we are open to the idea that God exists, and (2) we accept the truth about God and make a commitment to Him, then this knowledge and belief should translate into a godly life. Continue reading


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