201: Enjoying Diversity in the Church

The Apostle John was given a glimpse into Heaven. There he saw a diverse group “of every tribe and language and people and nation.” (Revelation 5:9) People of all colors,…

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Priorities – One Thing

What would you define as “beautiful”? Sunsets, snow-capped mountains, fields of colorful flowers, skies filled with puffy clouds, the fluid movement and strength of dancers or gymnasts, music arising from…

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198: Bad Advice

It’s a good thing to seek advice. But it’s not good when you have no way of discerning whether the advice is good or bad. In the first Psalm in…

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God’s Power Tools

Ever tried using a screwdriver to twist a long screw into or out of wood? It’s almost impossible. But with a power tool, it seems effortless. When Karen and I…

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196: Personal Protective Equipment

As the little boy came in from playing outside, his mother told him to wash his hands before dinner. Reluctantly, he approached the sink. Under his breath, you could hear…

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Why is Good Friday, “GOOD”?

For people around the world, the Friday before Easter is called Good Friday. I doubt that any of the followers of Christ, watching the brutal torture of Jesus, would have…

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194: Insulin and Evangelism

The relationship between blood glucose (sugar) and insulin can teach us something about evangelism. First, a little physiology.  Every cell in the human body is a very complex industrial plant.…

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New Heaven & New Earth

I don’t claim to understand all that the final chapters of our Bible reveal, but one thing is clear: God has great plans for those who love Him. He is…

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192: Eulogy

On Wednesday, April 1, an elderly friend of mine, and a man who was loved by our church, died from the COVID-19. Bobby was always positive, full of proverbial sayings.…

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191: Miracle in the Womb

One of King David’s songs to God that has been handed down to us in our Bibles is Psalm 139. Eugene Peterson has paraphrased some of it this way, “God,…

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190: Touching Jesus

Jesus has just returned to the region of Galilee after sailing from the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Because His fame for healing the sick has spread throughout…

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189: Importance of the Holy Spirit

Have you ever been upset with yourself for giving into temptation … again? Have you ever assumed that if you were just more disciplined, you could be victorious? Feel you…

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188: Groomsmen and Bridesmaids

John the Baptist was in the national spotlight. If paparazzi had been around, we’d undoubtedly have some photos of him. He lived in the wilderness, seeming to enjoy being alone…

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187: Shelter In Place

Normally, today would be the first day of a week-long Spring Break. But these are not normal times. Instead, today is another-day-that-we-have-no-idea-when-the-kids-will-go-back-to-school. In all likelihood, our governor will join others…

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