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THAT FIRST STEP IS A DOOZY

“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So, Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, … Continue reading

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AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN

In his book, For a New Generation, Lee Kircher tells of a Pittsburgh steelworker laid off due to the closing of most of the city’s steel mills. When Kircher asked him what he intended to do for a living the … Continue reading

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INTO THE FIGHT

  The stories coming out of Manchester, England are horrific. Scenes of children and young teens mutilated, bleeding, and dying because of irreconcilable hated are printed indelibly on our hearts and minds. Amidst the death and destruction however are also … Continue reading

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COME, LET US REASON

I was recently in a denominational meeting where a major decision was to be made involving leadership and direction. The process leading to this conference had lasted for two years and at times been controversial and conflicted. During the meeting … Continue reading

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WHEN I REMEMBER YOU

In writing to the church at Philippi Paul begins with a prayer for the congregation, “I thank my God,” the prayer opens, “every time I remember you…” (3:1). I want to take a moment and affirm to each one of … Continue reading

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For You I am Praying

I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone (1 Timothy 2:1). There are sound reasons why I constantly remind you to pray for one another. The first of those reasons is that it is a biblical … Continue reading

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Shhhh! God’s Talking

“Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more Till the clouds roll forever from the sky Hold me fast, let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand Keep me safe till the storm passes by” This … Continue reading

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Prayers for You

Jesus’ words to his disciples on the evening of the Resurrection Day were, “Peace be with you.” As you read this my prayer for each of you is that the peace of God be with you. As you receive God’s … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Romans 12:2 – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds . . . I need to call your attention to the last phrase of this passage, renewing of your minds. Accepting … Continue reading

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A New Church?

Recently I conducted my first small group session of the Transformed church-wide campaign. Transformed is a fifty-day study written by Rick Warren and produced by Saddleback Church. Based on Romans 12:2: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be … Continue reading

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