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A 9-11 Retrospective
is a transcript of a message given September 18, 2010, following the
ninth anniversary of the attack on both the World Trade Center in New
York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It also coincided with
the fifth anniversary of the Katrina hurricane that devastated
Louisiana and other Gulf states.
City on a Hill
Matthew chapter five, during the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his
audience, "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be
hidden." What do you suppose he meant by that?
this guest editorial, a law enforcement officer directly confronts
hypocrisy he has seen in churches, and encourages churches to look to
the scriptures and to God for guidance.
The Festivals Picture God's Plan
chapter out of a book I wrote (now out of print) describes the
festivals of ancient Israel and their significance to the Christian
life and the plan of God. What the nation of Isreal was picturing
anciently, and what more people are discovering today, is a detailed
Christology and the steps God is taking to bring His plan for humankind
to its finish. To observe the annual holy days is to walk through
the plan of God every year. By doing so, we can grow in
understanding of what in the world God is doing!
I Am Crystal Meth!
This was written by a young girl who was in jail for
drug charges, and was addicted to crystal meth. She wrote this while in jail.
As you will soon read, she fully grasped the horrors of the drug, as she tells in
this simple, yet profound poem. She was released from jail, but true to her
story, the drug owned her. Please keep
praying for our children, teens, young adults.
Understand, this thing is worse than any of us realize.
One of the biggest impediments to
the Christian life is the inability we often have to forgive one
another and get on with life. The art of forgiveness is sadly
lacking in all too many church-going people. If we don't manage
to overcome this major stumblingblock in our own life, to forgive and
to be forgiven, how Christlike are we? In this article, we
examine the need for forgiveness and offer some helpful suggestions in
putting it into practice in our daily lives.
hear about reconciliation
between the races,
between husbands and wives, between God and science, between evolution
and creation, detween Democrats and Republicans. In this article
we are going to look at ways in which we, as Christians, are reconciled
to God and to each other. And we can apply many of these
principles to our lives, our relationships with others, and our
situations at work and at school.
States we celebrate a national holiday of Thanksgiving every year in
November. This article discusses our
Thanksgiving celebrations, but also the larger biblical topic of
or giving thanks, or just being grateful.
The Mystery Religion
I usually introduce this topic by saying, "Today
I’d like to talk about the mystery religion.
I can guess that some of you are already thinking of some
scriptures, like 'Mystery, Babylon the Great,' and 'The mystery of
iniquity already works.' If we hear someone
mention the mystery
religion, that’s the first thing many of us think of. Well, if
that's what you think I'm going to talk about, you have another think
Justification, Sanctification, Glorification
I’m going to give you a mental classification
system today. This will be like a
three-drawer filing cabinet to keep certain thoughts and ideas in order. If I had a three-drawer filing cabinet, I’d
make three labels for the three drawers:
Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification.
Living The Sanctified Life
We often think of salvation as being an event that
occurs in one moment in time. If we come
to a point of “being saved,” or “being born again,” or being baptized, that is
indeed a one-time event. But we need to
live the rest of our lives walking in this way of life. That means that salvation can also be
considered a process. In this article we
will look at aspects of living the life of a sanctified person.
A Brief Introduction to the Parables
school teachers teach that Christ taught in parables in order to make
meaning clear. But the Bible teaches that Christ taught in parables in
hide the meaning.
What else can we learn about the
parables of Christ?
Here are some
interesting details regarding why we wash feet today as part of the
annual Passover observance.
Tough Times Never Last!
One of the things I like to do is to write an
article or a message about something I need to know about. When I do that, I’m not just preaching to the
choir. I’m talking to me, about my own situation and circumstances. This is one of those messages.
When I Make Up My Jewels
In Malachi chapter 3, the King James Version, in
its lofty and poetic style, with grandeur of language reminiscent of
Shakespeare, paints a lovely picture of God making up his jewels, which
includes those who love Him, worship Him, follow Him, and obey Him. It is my hope that we will all be among those
jewels that God assembles.