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THE UNIQUENESS OF THE CHURCH

The Lord built what he promised he would build (Matt. 16:18). In English we call it a church. It is not made of bricks or wood, but of living stones, of redeemed people (1 Peter 2:5). The old saying, “You … Continue reading

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I AM THANKFUL FOR HOT DOGS

I am thankful for: The wife who says its hot dogs tonight; Because she is not out with someone else. The husband who is on the sofa being a couch potato; Because he is home with me and not out … Continue reading

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WORSHIP IS A HABIT

Yes, worshiping God is a habit!  Not just a habit, for it is much more than that.  We worship not as a routine, but in accordance with the divine will.  Still, worship is a habit. Almost everything we do is … Continue reading

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WORTHY OF HONOR

The ministry of being a shepherd is spoken of much in the Bible, mostly by means of images and metaphors. While shepherding is something a leader does, it is also a leadership quality because effective shepherding requires certain orientations within … Continue reading

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I CAN’T HELP IT!

People can and do change. It isn’t easy. It doesn’t happen all at once. And it certainly doesn’t happen without effort, pain and an occasional setback – sometimes major in nature. But it happens. Yet, I may have just seriously … Continue reading

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ICE CREAM IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

Recently I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good. God is great. Thank you for the food and I would even … Continue reading

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TOUCHY CHRISTIANS

In a church with which I once worked the treasurer would ask another man’s assistance in counting the contribution. One Sunday, the treasurer, who was somewhat deaf, asked the help of another brother, who was also hearing impaired. The second … Continue reading

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THE LITTLE THINGS

The Little Things  You say you can’t do very much for the Lord? Then consider some of the little things which other Christians have done which have produced great results: Some years ago the writer preached in a series of … Continue reading

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SHEEP DON’T WALLOW

The story is told of a lamb that passed a pigpen on the way to the pasture with his mother.  Watching the pigs wallow in the mud seemed like fun, and on an especially hot day the lamb asked his … Continue reading

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IF THE FOUNDATIONS ARE DESTROYED

When King Solomon died, Israel splintered into two parts.  Though Judah was still faithful to the house of David, most of the tribes chose Jeroboam as their king.  He led Israel away from God.  In spite of brief periods of … Continue reading

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