Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Problem Most Choose to Ignore

As John Bevere continues with his list of don’ts that are evident in the New Testament, he touches on the idea that Christians should try to lead pure lives. What he is really writing about is no pornography, no lewd … Continue reading

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All of Us

In Acts 20: 26-27 it says “I am clean and innocent and not responsible for the blood of any of you. For I never shrank or kept back or fell short from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan … Continue reading

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Just Doing His Job…

Here we are in Chapter 12 of Good or God? and Pastor John Bevere is tackling the tough issues. In my last post I wrote about his views on couples living together out-of-wedlock, a practice that is accepted by many … Continue reading

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Wounds from a Sincere Friend…

“Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy” [Proverbs 27:6]. Paul urges Timothy “You as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong” [2 Timothy 4:2, Amplified Bible]. … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Truth…

I was a full-time teacher for thirty-six years. My job was to present instructional material in front of different kinds of people all year long, week after week. I am sure that some appreciated my teaching; sadly I am sure … Continue reading

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Bad News as Good News?

I draw upon John Bevere’s book quite a lot. It usually stimulates me to comment on the point the author is making. I don’t really want to reproduce the book for readers of my blog. My thinking is my interpretation … Continue reading

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Two Churches Side by Side

I have always admired pastors. That is not to say they are perfect but I have always felt that a pastor has my best interest at heart. Generally, they don’t intend to harm me. Their words impact me; they always … Continue reading

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Correction…maybe a no-brainer?

In my prayer group, there is someone who says the key to growth in our church is to make it more inviting to people. That is his prayer. I run into a choir member who reports to me that our … Continue reading

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Underselling Grace…

As humans get more mature [I am trying to be positive about aging], we tend to reminisce. Things were so much better when we were all younger. We love to speak about the “good ole days.” Life was simpler, everyone … Continue reading

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“Gone to Meddling”

The premise of John Bevere’s book Good or God? is that instead of attempting to seek a higher standard of Christian living, we are often satisfied with less. Instead of seeking God, we are content to just be happy with … Continue reading

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