Faith and Religion
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Soteriology is a fancy word for the study of salvation: 1- who is saved?; 2-who is left out?; 3-how does one become saved? In that arena there are basically 5 major categories. As you look these … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,This past week Vicki went to Oklahoma on Thursday to visit with Candice, Camryn and Timothy. On Friday she headed to Tulsa so she could watch our niece, … more
I haven’t spoken with anyone lately (regardless of age) who hasn’t agreed with this:“We are living in CRAZY times that I never thought possible here in America.”I’ll bet … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,This past week has been filled with so many different things. Vicki has been running from one thing to another and most of the time dragging me along … more
Few emotional swings reach from the highest high to lowest low in a period of 60 hours. My wife Brenda and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary on August 12. Three days later, our oldest … more
Are you familiar with the expression “chip on his shoulder”? It usually refers to a person who is easily offended, quick to anger and always ready to fight. I am preparing a series of … more
Most who know our family well are aware that Chad isn’t our biological son. He is actually my cousin, via adoption. My maternal grandparents adopted 5 children when they were in their 60s. The … more
Many of the worlds we commonly use in church we take for granted. They are part of a “church vocabulary” we have learned and always used. Word, like hope, faith, love, justification and … more
In John 20:29 Jesus told Thomas:“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”As Christians, each of us knows that we were not … more
“Kill the umpire!” Well, people don’t really mean that. Some do get a little upset with umpires once in a while when we believe he missed a close call. You know he was wrong, he is … more
Have you ever faced all your enemies in one day; in fact, in only a few of hours? And what if each enemy wasn’t an individual, but a group, all in a few hours, back to back to back to back? … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,It was so great to be together on Sunday. We not only had a good number, but we had some visitors share with us. I was thankful that they came and … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,This past week has just about driven me crazy. It seems like anything that could go wrong has. From the internet to the phone system to lights it has … more
This part of Jesus’ life began in a garden. He was at His absolute weakest point ever, even more vulnerable than in the wilderness after fasting for 40 days. Matthew and Mark describe Jesus as … more
All around us people are watching and so is the Lord. Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good.”In his book, “A Father for All … more
Charlie Stevens is no stranger to the rural Methodist Church setting.Stevens grew up in Hefflin, Ala. where his father was the Baptist preacher. After traveling across the Southern Midwest in … more
The apostle John reminded everyone how to fill up their JOY bucket to overflowing.Check out his prescription for “complete joy.”1 JOHN 1:1-4That which was from the beginning, which we … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,This past week I told Vicki not to let me forget to do something. It is necessary because Vicki needs it for her coffee and is using it as she tries to … more
A friend sent me a text containing the list of common items that become extraordinary in the hands of the right people:• A baseball in most of our hands is worth about $6. A baseball in Justin … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,The doors at our house needed to have the handles and dead bolts replaced. I went and picked them up so I could change them out. It wasn’t as easy … more
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