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Word of the Week: Obey

Little.Boy.ChairThere was a rambunctious little boy who was always getting into trouble.  One particular day when his Mother was trying to get some house work finished, he was into everything.  Undoing what she has done.  Causing havoc.  And generally getting on her nerves.

Finally she said, go sit down in that chair in the corner and be quiet!  He looked at her defiantly and said, “No.”  Well, that did it.  She picked up.  Took him to the chair.  Sit him down with some authority.  And said firmly, “You stay in the chair, until I tell you get up, or you’re going to get a whipping!” Continue reading

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Do You Know Who You Are?

IdentityAngry passenger: When is this plane going to take off? I have a very important meeting to get to!

Flight attendant: The incoming plane is delayed, sir, there’s nothing we can do at the moment.

Angry passenger: Well, are you going to make arrangements for me to get on another flight? This is urgent! Do you know who I am? Continue reading

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Do We Need To Amend The Bible?

queen-james-gay-bibleWith the activities of the holiday season, I’m a little behind on the news. Did you hear this?

I just read about an interview that CNN host Piers Morgan conducted with author and preacher Rick Warren on Christmas Eve. While discussing the issue of same-sex marriage, Morgan argued that there needs to be an “amendment to the Bible.” “Both the Bible and the Constitution were well-intentioned, Morgan told Warren, “but they are basically inherently flawed. Hence the need to amend it.” Continue reading

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Why Did God Allow The Newtown Shooting?

Connecticut School ShootingIn wake of the tragic and senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT there have been more questions than answers  We want to know how this could happen?  What kind of person shoots little children?  What was the shooter, Adam Lanza’s,  motive?  His background?  His mental state?  Why did his mother, Nancy, keep a cache of weapons in the house? And what set Lanza on the tragic path to kill his mother, 20 children, 6 adults and finally himself? Continue reading

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What Drives You?

Popular author, Rick Warren writes, “Everyone’s life is driven by something. Most dictionaries define the verb drive as “to guide, to control, or to direct.” Whether you are driving a car, a nail, or a golf ball, you are guiding, controlling, and directing it at that moment. What is the driving force in your life?” Continue reading

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Character Counts

As I click the “publish” button to send this post off around the world, Norma Jean and I are on the way to the airport.  We’re heading to Ohio.  This week-end I’ll be spending time with a group of Christian men in a retreat.  We’ll eat. Laugh. Swap stories.  Enjoy great fellowship.  And we’ll sit around the fire and discuss our theme “The Character of a Man.”  I’m grateful to Dan DeGarmo and Matt Allen for the privilege of leading the devotional periods.  Continue reading

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President Obama Supports Same Sex Marriage

My blog on Tuesday, “Is Morality Evolving,” is already partially outdated. (If you haven’t seen it, read it first. https://thepreachersword.com/2012/05/08/is-morality-evolving/)

I stated what President Obama has repeatedly said over the past three years that his view of same-sex marriage is “evolving.” On Wednesday his evolution was fully completed. The President has “come out” and said that he now favors same-sex marriage. In a quickly called news conference the President said, “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Continue reading

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