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Let’s Get Talking

On Day 2 of our study you were asked: What are some specific ways believers can be “salt” in the world? We would love to hear from you! To comment, check out the Women’s Ministry Blog to discuss and share your answers.  Ladies, please take a few minutes to read the excellent article written by […]

Countering The Counterfeit Religion

As we approach Patriot Day and remember 9/11, we reaffirm our commitment to truth, light, and freedom, as well as to remind ourselves of terrible threats. God promised to bless Abraham with a child who would produce the line of the Messiah (Genesis 12:3); He also predicted that the substitute son, Ishmael, would multiply greatly […]

Up and At

Since preachers tend to be known for their talking, it should come as no surprise to anyone that at least at one time in my life I used to talk in my sleep. I would usually mumble something, occasionally preach part of a sermon or yell at an imaginary intruder. In my early years, I […]

Man Up!

While pastoring in the early 1980’s in Oklahoma, I became acquainted with a touring, full-contact fighter skilled in the martial art of taekwondo. His nickname was “Redwood.” He came to our town on the run and seeking to hide out from his sensei, his “master” from Kansas who demanded that Redwood become his slave. When […]

Mercy And Forgiveness

James Dobson, noted author and founder of Focus on the Family, tells of seeing a sign on a convent in California. It read: “Absolutely no trespassing. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Signed, “The Sisters of Mercy.” I am so grateful that when we have committed “trespasses” and sins against […]