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Christians You Should Know: Raymund Lull

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” – Romans 5:5 A Snapshot...
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A Resource for You and Your Sweetheart

"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are...
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5 Reflections on Life and Death

This year has been a year of loss. In God's economy, loss is so often gain if we are ready to receive it. Somewhere in the midst of loss there...
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Be Real!

The latest trend in social media is a new platform known as "Be Real." Its niche is notifying users once each day to capture and share a post within two...
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Love Is Not Just for Couples!

There are varying expressions of love - friendship love, marital love, love for enemies - but there is only one Source of love, and that is the God who “is...
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How to Conquer Fear

Fear is real and it is paralyzing. A world in flux has produced a world filled with fear. Frequently I hear someone quote 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not...
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Do We Really See Them?

Life is busy and days are a blur. We rush from place to place - constantly moving past masses of humanity, people everywhere! But, do we really see them? Jesus...
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What Ever Happened to the Love of David and Jonathan?

Satan and sin pervert every good thing given to us by God. At this moment many in our generation have come to believe that “love” between two men or two...
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What Sets People Apart In A Cruel World

Do you know what sets people apart in a crowded world? It is not skin color, educational background, ethnicity, language, economic standing, professional title, talent, or even physical appearance. It...
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Living in Love

This morning Tammy and I had the joy of participating in a special couple's brunch and marriage seminar. Like many other holidays, Valentine's Day provides an emphasis that should be...
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The Gospel Answer to Racial Prejudice

Born in the 1970's, I just missed the civil rights movement of the previous decade. My friends and I read about the injustices and racial tensions in our history books...
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A Moment for The Gospel

Earlier this week I posted 5 Books to Read on Witnessing. In this season of "social distancing" and health fears it is possible that we could all lose sight of...
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A New Book On An Eternal Truth

Do you have a difficult time loving some people? Do you struggle to express love to others? Does it seem that even with those you love that your love falls...
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Podcast Series For Valentine’s Week

Our world has some mixed up ideas about love! The devil and the flesh always try to pervert what is perfect. Only the God who is love can teach us...
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Marriage And Friendship

This week Tammy and I are speaking at two different couples’ retreats. It is wonderful just to be together and a privilege to invest in others truth that has been...
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The Lost Art Of Christian Hospitality

Every week I have the privilege of being hosted by wonderful Christians.  While there is “no place like home” it is also true that there is “nothing like being with God’s...
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My Wife’s Ministry

Our First Valentine’s Day, 1995 My favorite traveling companion is the one that God is allowing me to make this journey through life with. Every place is better with her....
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What Can We Do?

The bad news and news of bad people seems to keep piling up. Like many of you I am sickened this week by the blatant rebellion in our country against...
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Great Minds Or Great Hearts?

Early this week I was in Fort Myers, Florida. One afternoon between meetings I had the joy of visiting Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s winter homes. It was fascinating to...
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GUEST POST: “The Pastor Is Not Supposed To Cry”

Pastors have their own hurts as they seek to help hurting people. A minister who cannot grieve does not have the heart of the Chief Shepherd. I thank the Lord...
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ALL NATURAL???

In our day of cheap facades, strange additives, and generic substitutes it is appealing when anyone offers something that is completely natural. Entire brands are now built on the idea...
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Tribute to An Encourager

There are a few men who are admired by believers of all backgrounds. These are special men. Men who make an impact far outside their immediate realm of influence. They...
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“Thank You For Loving Our Country With Me”

As you read this post I am ministering in another country. No matter where I travel in this world, I can boldly proclaim that God loves all people and Christ...
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My Morning Meditation

Christ's greatest work was not done in a Temple or a synagogue. It was not accomplished through discussion with religious leaders or debate with skeptics. His work was done outside...
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Seven Bible Stories to Use With Muslims

We are only days away from 9/11. So many thoughts and emotions come to our minds as we approach this day of memorial. For those of us who know Christ,...
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How To Keep the Next Generation

A fellow preacher and personal friend asked me recently how I believed we could do a better job of retaining young people in our churches. It is a problem of...
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How to Speak “A Good Word”

Someone once said in my presence, "Be kind to others.  Everybody is having a hard time."They were right.We all have our struggles and you may be surprised at the people...
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I Am Praying for You!

Some of the most beautiful words I ever hear are: "I am praying for you."  (Especially if I know they are more than just words!)  My precious wife prays for...
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Lessons God Is Teaching Me about My Family – Part 2

Home is the greatest classroom on earth...and not just for the children.  Every day there is more to learn, and our failures serve to remind us that we have not...
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Lessons God Is Teaching Me about My Family – Part 1

The kids are growing up so quickly.  At the same time I feel like I am getting old so quickly!  Life moves along at a rapid pace and God is...