What I Saw at 5:30 AM

April 29, 2019
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It’s 5:30 AM and I am the only one awake in the house — the only human that is. Gideon is awake and patrolling the backyard. While I lounge on the patio, he is keeping me safe from evil squirrels and the occasional blue jay that sails into the yard. The sky is growing brighter, […]

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The Prodigal Sheep

April 12, 2019
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(Kudos to my brother, Clark Sims, for stimulating these thoughts with his lesson Sunday.) There’s no mistake in the title. I want to talk about the prodigal sheep. He’s the brother who finds his way back into God’s service after years of inactivity and without any help or encouragement from the brethren. Like the prodigal […]

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April 9, 2019
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Recent legislative actions leave Christians aghast at the possibility that a child, delivered alive, could be killed without legal punishment. At the same time, some state legislatures are resisting federal courts and asserting their right to govern their states without interference from those courts. They are crafting very restrictive laws which would limit or abolish […]

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Serving or Served?

February 18, 2019
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There are many problems in the world which run the gamut from inconvenient to catastrophic, from too many meetings at work to nuclear proliferation. I probably cannot do much about nuclear bombs and I probably can’t help you with your work schedule but I am not powerless to serve. The follower of Jesus seeks to […]

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Fact Checking Your Preacher

February 4, 2019
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We’ve warned that your should never trust your preacher. It is not that preachers are dishonest (although some are) but that your soul is too important to entrust to anyone other than Jesus. After all, preachers have no innate authority other than that which flows from Scripture. They are just as fragile and breakable as […]

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