August 2014 archive

Aug 31

Waiting on God

I like to know the plan and schedule for the week.  I like routine and find comfort in a schedule.  Times of waiting when the end is unknown are difficult.  Our family runs on routine and regularity overall, though it is still pretty crazy with four kids. Thus the text of Numbers 9:17-22 jumped out …

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Aug 21

The 2nd Coming Should Shape Today!

Steven Covey in his classic book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People lists Habit #2 as “Begin with the end in mind.”  The Apostle Peter had long ago applied this principle to the Christian life.  In 2 Peter 3 he is discussing the end of time.  He is talking about the promise of Jesus’ coming.  …

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Aug 19

Should Christians Support the Nation of Israel?

The nation of Israel is regularly in the news, especially now with the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians. This post is not about the political position of the United States.  In fact, let me say that what you think and believe about our policy regarding Israel politically is your opinion.  Israel is a democratic state, …

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Aug 14

What I Wish Everyone Knew about the Church of Christ

Most of us don’t know much about other religious groups besides our own.  For many we have only had experience with one or maybe a couple of groups.  There is much ignorance and misunderstanding about what we teach in the Church of Christ.  If I had the opportunity to share with everyone some information about …

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Aug 12

Another Lesson from the Poor Widow

In ladies’ class this morning we were studying through Mark 12.  It contains the story of the poor widow who gave “two small copper coins, which make a penny.”  Jesus remarked when pointing out this widow to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who …

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Aug 07

Book Review: Bethlehem Road: A Guide to Ruth

I love the book of Ruth.  I have studied and written about it numerous times.  So it was with excitement and anticipation that I greeted Michael Whitworth’s selection of Ruth as the subject of his upcoming book.  When he was planning the project, I offered to review the manuscript for him.  I have done that …

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Aug 06

How I Preach From My iPad Mini

I have been preaching with my iPad mini since June of 2013.  I received it as a Father’s Day/Birthday gift from my wife and kids in 2013.  I use the iPad almost everyday in my work and ministry.  In this post I want to share how I use it to preach. I still use my …

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Aug 05

Dr. Kent Brantly and Risky Faith

In was in the summer of 2003 when our flight was delayed until the next morning that I first met Kent Brantly.  He was a student at ACU who had been in Latin America for a short-term trip.  My wife and I were returning as well from a short-term mission trip.  We met somewhere in the …

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