Monthly Archive: March 2015

Mar 27

Accepting Love and Saying No More

Good people don’t want to be a burden.  They don’t want to “put other folks out.”   This is why . . . Aging parents have trouble allowing their children to do more for them. The cancer patient struggles to allow church members to come clean her house, because she knows the ladies are busy. …

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Mar 24

Unlocking Your Own Jail Cell

We watch very few movies, because we never take enough time to watch a whole movie.  But we finished an interesting movie the other day called “Get Low.” with Robert Duvall and Bill Murray.  It took us three sittings to finish it, but I enjoyed the show; Amanda not as much, though she picked it. …

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Mar 22

The Lies We Tell Ourselves When We Cheat on God

Are you cheating on God?   What I am asking is:  Are you giving him the loyalty, devotion, and service He deserves? People in Malachi were cheating God (1:6-14; 3:8-10).  The Laodiceans were cheating God by being lukewarm in their faith (Rev. 3:15-21).  The rich young ruler was cheating God with his money (Mat. 19:19-22). …

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Mar 18

An Easy Way to Do Family Devos

We know what it is to have a busy schedule and how it is tough to find time for family devotionals.  We don’t do something everyday, but we try to have a short devotional the majority of nights before the kids go to bed.  We have been using a product that helps us make it …

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Mar 15

Is Sunday Still Special?

Sunday! How is it viewed in our culture today? The day for football! (NFL season) The day of rest (stay home and relax) The day for TV watching The day for doing home chores The day for youth sports The day for recreation and hobbies What about the day for worship and service to Christ and …

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Mar 13

Is Baptism Unnecessary Because We are Not Saved by Works?

I am teaching through the book of Galatians on Sunday evenings (see the Audio Resources to listen to the sermons).  The series is entitled “Salvation by Faith.”  Paul in the book of Galatians is combating Judaizing teachers who have come into the church leading the Gentile Christians away from the truth by binding the works …

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Mar 10

My Dog’s Boundaries and the Word of God

Stella is a great Golden Retriever.  She has been at our home for three years now and is the most friendly dog you will ever meet.  In fact she loves people so much that it is sometimes a problem, because she greets everyone and begs them to pet her.  Stella wears a collar that works …

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Mar 05

What Keeps People From Coming Back to the Church?

All churches have people leave.  But it should break our hearts when people leave. It certainly does the Lord when people leave Him (Luke 15).  Yet people don’t have to remain gone!  They can come back and we should do everything we can to encourage their return to the body.  In order to do this we …

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Mar 02

He Departed with No One’s Regret!

I was reading through 2 Chronicles when this verse jumped out at me which was speaking about King Jehoram the son of Ahab and Jezebel. “He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he departed with no one’s regret. They buried him in the city …

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Mar 01

300 Posts!

The last post was number 300!  Wow!  I began blogging in November 2012.  I have tried to consistently blog each week.  The goal was three a week, but I have actually averaged a little less. Here are some of my thoughts on blogging after 300 posts! I am grateful to the readers.  Writing is good …

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