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Seeking Truth

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  • June 30, 2013

Within the narrative of the Book of Acts, Luke speaks of the Berean Jews’ reception of Paul’s teaching: “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so”  (Acts 17.11 – NASU). For several generations Henry Thayer’s New Testament Greek lexicon was within every preacher’s reach as he studied his Greek New Testament. This man was a renowned scholar and had few equals. Although dated in many respects, gems of truth are still mined from his lexicon, and I still pull his work off […]

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The Worth of Life

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  • April 21, 2013

Many of the news reports cautioned viewers that the material they were about to read or watch was graphic. One bystander reported a detached leg flying past his head. Others talked about the severed limbs of many of those injured by the Boston Marathon Bomber. The pictures coming out were grisly and chaotic, as individuals who at one point were celebrating the completion of a world-renowned marathon were instantly thrown into a chaotic frenzy as they tried to figure out the origin of the explosions. We can expect the news media to “feast” upon this tragedy for over the next […]

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Lessons From The Heavens

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  • April 7, 2013

“What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?” (Psalm 8.4). The brilliant scientist, Sir Isaac Newton, said that he could take his telescope and look millions and millions of miles into space. Then he added, “But when I lay it aside, go into my room, shut the door, and get down on my knees in earnest prayer, I see more of heaven and feel closer to the Lord than if I were assisted by all the telescopes on earth.” When David looked into the skies he said, “The heavens declare […]

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Twice Mine

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  • March 15, 2013

The story has been told of a young boy named Tommy, who had just finished making his own toy boat. He brought the boat to the edge of a river and started to let out the string tied to it. He was admiring how smoothly his boat cut through the water when a strong current took hold. He tried to pull his toy back to shore but the current was too strong and the string snapped. He sprinted along the bank to catch it, but soon his boat drifted out of sight. Tommy desperately searched for the boat until darkness […]

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Thinking Biblically About Worship

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  • March 2, 2013

“Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you’” (Gen. 22.5 nasu). It was a sleepless night. Abraham knew what he had to do.  How could God keep His promise to bless him through Isaac, and yet demand that he take the boy’s life in sacrifice? His faith, however, had eyes to see that God would raise the boy from the dead (Isa. 11.19). The journey ends. They reached the spot. Here Abraham tells the two servants to stay with the donkey and he and Isaac […]

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“What Did I Do?”

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  • February 10, 2013

James wrote to Christians this following warning: “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4.17). When children know they are in trouble, they think they did something wrong, otherwise why the problem? They may ask, “What did I do wrong?” But the answer often surprises them when they hear, “You failed to do what you should have done.”  In religious parlance this is called a “sin of omission.” (Remember, a “sin of commission” is when you do something that you are not supposed to do.) In the parable […]

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Priority Preaching

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  • January 26, 2013

Louie Giglio, preacher for the Passion City Church in Atlanta, had been invited to deliver the benediction during the President’s inauguration. He withdrew from participating in the event after some “gay-rights” advocates protested. A statement from a sermon Giglio preached in the 1990’s was the cause of the opposition against his participation in the inauguration. “If you look at the counsel of the word of God, Old Testament, New Testament, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternative lifestyle… homosexuality is not just a sexual preference, homosexuality is not gay, but homosexuality is sin. It is […]

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Here I Am

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  • January 22, 2013

When Jesus called Ananias to go speak to Saul of Tarsus, Ananias answered, “Here I am, Lord” (Acts 9.10). Ananias was not informing Jesus of his whereabouts; the Lord was quite aware of his location! Rather, he was saying (in effect), “I am listening; You have my attention.” Numerous Old Testament characters spoke those same words in answer to God’s call or to other people. For example, when God called Abraham to offer Isaac, Abraham responded, “Here I am” (Gen. 22.1). As he and Isaac went up the mountain, Isaac called to his father. Abraham again replied, “Here I am” […]

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The Disadvantages In Being A Christian

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  • January 19, 2013

Jesus offered these reflective words: “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me’” (Luke 9.23) If a salesman spent time talking about the disadvantages in buying a new car, he wouldn’t be employed long. When we think about the advantages of being a Christian, we must remember Jesus said we must count the cost. Don’t get me wrong, I am a “half full glass” kind of guy, but there are serious disadvantages too. For example, the devil is more interested in Christians. After […]

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Popularity Contest

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  • January 1, 2013

The Pharisees desperately wanted to be popular during Jesus’ time on earth. They were fond of the nice seats in the synagogues. They loved the wealth that their students gave them. They enjoyed making a show of their prayers. They delighted in binding their man-made traditions on those whom they could get to follow them (Matt. 23). Oh, how they loved to be popular! When Jesus appeared on the scene, their popularity was threatened. They wanted so badly to look good that they killed the Son of God in order to retain their status and fame. More and more, it […]

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