August 2015 archive

Aug 30

Caleb Illustrates Our Trivial Worries!

Caleb, our baby in the family who is almost 3 years old, was worried.  Caleb had a long nap so he was amped up before bed on Wednesday night.  Amanda was talking to him about the next day going to coop with the older kids and him going to his classes.  The week before he …

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Aug 26

What I Wish Everyone Knew about Worship

You want to start a discussion, or maybe I should say an argument, then get off on the topic of worship.  People have strong convictions about worship.  Worship is quite possibly the hardest thing we as mere mortal humans ever try to do!  Worship is so connected to our faith and what we do in …

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Aug 25

Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits

With the Supreme Court’s recent decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States churches must consider protecting themselves and their staff.  Churches that hold to the Biblical doctrine that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman find themselves at odds to many in our culture.  The concern is that same-sex couples …

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Aug 19

Who Needs Encouragement to Wait on Jesus?

In the last post I wrote about Jesus being Lord, though our world is messed up! In this post, I want to follow with a thought on who needs encouragement to wait on Jesus in hope! The New Testament writers often encouraged us to wait on Jesus in hope.  We get so wrapped up in …

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Aug 18

Jesus is Lord, Even Though Our World is Messed Up!

Though the Apostles and early Christians were a persecuted lot who endured difficult times, they were bold and courageous.  They lived like they knew a secret and held a conviction that others did not!  Their motivation was the belief that “Jesus is Lord.”  This is the message that they proclaimed on Pentecost.  It is the …

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Aug 16

10 Lessons on Parenting from a Small Family Farm

Adam Faughn, a fellow blogger and preacher, asked me to write a guest post for his site A Legacy of Faith.  He assigned the interesting topic of “10 Lessons on Parenting from a Small Family Farm.” Adam wrote a post for me this past week on “3 Ways To Turn Off Guests at Worship.” Check …

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Aug 13

Don’t Constantly Compare Yourself to Others!

We don’t want to be judged by others, yet we can be guilty of constantly comparing ourselves to others. We go through our days holding up measuring sticks to ourselves based on what we assume about others. We think things like this . . . We are the same age, yet they look much younger …

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Aug 12

3 Ways to Turn Off Guests at Worship

Guest Post Introduction:  Adam Faughn This is a Guest Post by a fellow blogger Adam Faughn.  Adam has been blogging for many years and does an excellent job.  You can read his blog as well as other family members’ posts at their site “A Legacy of Faith.”  Check out their website as they have all …

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Aug 09

Apologetics Lessons – Our “6 Questions” Seminar with Eric Lyons

On July 31 – August 2 we were blessed to have Eric Lyons with us for the weekend.  We called the seminar “6 Questions.”  Eric addressed 6 of the most relevant and important questions in our world today.  Eric is a great speaker, tremendous student of God’s word, and a faithful friend to my family. …

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Aug 06

Reasons I Love Preaching

I am a first generation preacher.  I never really planned or expected to be a preacher.  I was lead that way through a series of events which I wrote about yesterday.  I am thankful to be a preacher.  I tend to think preachers can exaggerate in their own minds the difficulties and burdens of the …

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