Who Will You Invite?

Some events in our lives change everything. September 5, 1975, Karen and I stood before family and friends committing our lives to each other as husband and wife. When the pronouncement was made things changed, it was no longer “me” but “we”; a number of options were off the table;...

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Will You Trust Him When The Answer is Wait?

We are just a little over two weeks from the most important celebration of the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday, when we will celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Lord, and soon coming King. This day reminds us of God’s perfect timing, Jesus’ complete obedience to His Father’s will, and everything...

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Daylight Saving Time Begins THIS Sunday!

I spent time at the doctor’s office this week. I waited in the waiting room (a little longer than I had hoped), from there the nurse took me to another area to take my vitals, you know…blood pressure, temperature, and the dreaded weight check (unchanged from my previous visit, hurrah!),...

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A Hometown Welcome?

Dr. Dan Boone, the president of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, spoke this week at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. His topic was, “A Charitable Discourse,” seeking ways for people to come together and discuss topics in a civil manner. This is not the norm these days,...

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Who Else Wants To Join His Mission?

Dear Daniel, I have been so nourished by my preparation for Sunday’s message. The text is from Luke 4:14-21, and it is the first recorded message of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel. It is an incredible message and the response of the people was both amazement and anger. We will focus...

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Faith Promise

I made my annual trek to the World Ag EXPO, and no, I did not buy a tractor (I was tempted but I wasn’t sure it would fit in my garage). This event is not high on my expertise list; as a matter of fact, I know little about farming,...

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Who Is God’s Favorite?

Have you ever wondered where you come from?  I’ve known people who have spent countless hours studying their family’s genealogy.  Perhaps you have a cherished family bible that lists the great, greats in your heritage.  Or, maybe you’ve memorized the family lore about that crazy aunt or outlaw cousin.  Whether...

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Will You Accept The Challenge?

Now that we are almost two weeks into our new year, and many of us may have already given up on our new year’s resolutions, I want to challenge you to establish some good habits that will strongly assist you in being effective followers of Christ. 1) Be people of...

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Come Experience LifeChange!

January may be the most important month in my ongoing development because it brings a renewal of passion, and it is that passion which moves me out of my comfort zone. Many changes will now take place for all of us as we move from an old year to a...

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A New Year, A New Journey!

By the time we meet for worship Sunday, it will be 2017. Focus on that for a moment. What new challenges will you face, what joys will you experience, and what difficulties will you have to overcome in the New Year? I don’t want to give you resolutions that will...

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