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Many of the most memorable events in the Bible center around God’s incredible miracles. From Creation, to the universal Flood, to the plagues, to the dividing of the Red Sea, to the walls of … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, It seems that there has been one thing after another that has come up in recent days.  I have received calls and texts from people asking for … more
We spend hours at homecomings, reminiscing about bygone days. There were mutterings of how time flies at Howard Payne University’s annual gathering on October 1. The class of 1971, headed … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Recent days has proven to be difficult on families, friends and our communities. It is so hard to realize the loss that people are experiencing at … more
Late one night, many years ago, while Shari was out of town, I was working in my office and received a phone call from a fellow minister who was irate with me. Several people in his church had called … more
Idolatry remains the constant divisive problem between God and Judah and her neighboring nations. That sin in its many forms will meet God’s judgment. This scene is set in a courtroom. Nations … more
Presbyterians celebrate the tradition that grounds their faith on Reformation Sunday, which this year occurs on October 31, 2021. Reformation Sunday marks the occasion in 1517 when Martin Luther … more
These days, subjects like false teachers and false teaching don’t get much air time in sermons or classes. That is why I think a little lesson on early Church history might be some good … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, At every turn we are seeing struggles in our lives. War, protests, shootings, murders, natural disasters, change in our climate and families are … more
Isaiah 40-66 is called the Book of Comfort.  Judah will undergo exile in Babylon (40-55) and then be freed to return to her homeland (56-66), with the End always in view.  “My … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, God blessed us this past week as Candice and Timothy came over from Norman to see M&M, oops, I mean Millie!  Candice only stayed a couple … more
Do you have a family member who drinks too much? How about a friend who regularly over indulges in his/her drinking? Then, if you really love them, it is time for you to speak up, especially if you … more
The events of chapters 38-39 occurred prior to the events in chapters 36-37, probably for topical rather than chronological reasons. Hezekiah contracted a terrible and terminal infection (38:1). He … more
About Jesus it is written, “. . . whoever does not obey the Son [Jesus] shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36).  Wrath of God?  The phrase is … more
My aged Uncle Mort can take a side road into yesteryear quickern’ most people can start an argument over vaccines. Now, he’s on a mission to learn more about Indian Summer. He’s … more
Friday morning, the Pampa Harvester Hall of Fame added Jeffrey McDougall (Class of 1994) and Colonel Michael Foote (Class of 1980) to their esteemed roster of Pampa High School graduates. The … more
Briarwood Church, located at 1800 W. Harvester, is hosting a coat drive on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Church has partnered with five area businesses for the drive: Brandon’s … more
Chapters 36 through 39 place hope within the reality of a crisis. In 701 B.C., the armies of Assyrian King Sennacherib laid siege to Jerusalem to exact tribute (36:1-2). His chief officer confronted … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Just when you think you have things all figured out, something happens to let you know you don’t. Let’s me explain. As many knew, Joshua … more
We live in a day and time when far too many older people are struggling with memory issues. Some of the struggles are normal, those fading moments that come with growing older. However, some folks … more
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