Monthly Archives: August 2017

Where Your Mind is Set…

When I was in graduate school studying interpersonal communications, I took a class called “Relationships.” The course was a study of romantic relationships with significant others. When you think about this course, it is easy to think that it might … Continue reading

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Guarding Your Heart

I had an opportunity to go on a trip with two friends. One was a teacher like me but he taught in a different discipline [he was a scientist]. The other friend was a pastor. We arrived at our destination … Continue reading

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The Gamble

What is so bad about the “world”? Why do you hear pastors teach against the “world”? In John 15: 19 it says “The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are … Continue reading

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The “Other Man;” The “Other Woman”

“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God!” Translation: If you are seeking friendship with the world, you’re an adulterer. Here I sit in a nice home. The air conditioner just clicked … Continue reading

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No One Can Take Away My GPS…

  “Can someone carry the filth of the world in their heart and still have a genuine relationship with God?” This is Pastor John Bevere* asking the one question I knew he was going to ask. Did you not see … Continue reading

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Holding out for more

I don’t know if I have heard the words “delayed gratification” lately. Some people don’t want to delay their gratification. They want what they want and they want it now. They are not willing to hold out for more. Let’s … Continue reading

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As long as ever you can…

Late adopter: someone who is slow to use a new product, technology or idea. I guess my wife and I are late adopters. It took us a long time to purchase a GPS, long after the technology was being utilized … Continue reading

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From Preaching to Pure Meddling…

Many of you have been there…leadership positions at your church where you have to participate in making financial decisions. I have been to many church council meetings where the largest chunk of meeting time was devoted to hand-wringing about church … Continue reading

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Money is the Root…

During a political season a few years ago, I was having a discussion with one of my best friends. A man that was running for mayor in his community was considered “rich” and that subject was brought up repeatedly in … Continue reading

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Work Well Worth It…

Human relationships are our context. They have to be; they are all we know. I can hear my wife now; “I have a relationship with our kitty cats.” That is not the same as a relationship with another human. The … Continue reading

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