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Discovering the Divine Design

Discovering the Divine Design Even at an early age, I knew that my dad was a smart man. He was a successful store owner, bookkeeper, salesman, company representative, truck driver, and Navy draftsman. Though never privileged to have a college education and growing up basically as a hillbilly in the south, he had natural engineering […]

Exulting in the Lord

Exulting in the Lord God is “exalted,” that is, elevated as the Most High, above all things, idols, and people in preeminence. But we also have the privilege of “exulting in the Lord” (1 Samuel 2:1). We rejoice in His goodness to us and delight in His grace. While we extol His virtues with great […]

No Excuses

No Excuses While I ministered out West in the 1980’s, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City offered “No Excuse Sunday.” He listed the 15 most popular excuses given for missing church or avoiding involvement in ministries. Then he gave unusual answers. There were doctors present for those who made the excuse […]

Christ Community

Christ Community I shared last weekend about the dangerous dragon of individualism, which leads to independence from God and others. I gave a quick fly-over view of the first century church from Acts 15. This is so significant that I want you to read it for further meditation, study, and application. 1. There were obvious […]

Bless the Little Ones

Bless the Little Ones You probably know that after 20 years of faithful service as Preschool Director, Mrs. Beverly Burgoyne will be leaving our staff after Vacation Bible School. She and her husband, Paul, will be moving near her children in upstate Florida where she may be involved in teaching in some capacity. Beverly came […]

Do You Believe?

Do You Believe? In the recent Christian film, “Do You Believe?”, our Ultimate Man Day speaker for this year, Brian Bosworth (“The Boz”), played the role of a flawed believer. Brian’s testimony touched the hearts of about 1,000 men and boys recently. Like Mary and Martha, he answered the question, “Everyone who lives and believes […]

Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground A 17-acre plot in Adams County, Pennsylvania became “hallowed ground” when President Lincoln dedicated a cemetery and delivered the Gettysburg Address. The land that originally sold for $2,500 is now one of the most cherished sites in America. Janet and I have walked each of the areas of conflict of the greatest battle […]