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Missionaries: Spiritual Bristlecone Pines

I read about bristlecone pines and found myself with new appreciation for our precious missionaries that take the Great Commission literally (as we all should). Bristlecone pines are so interesting. They are highly resilient to harsh weather & bad soils. … Continue reading

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Self-Interest

You may not want to read this one. Skip it, that’s ok. Pilate wasn’t stupid. He knew that Jesus was innocent (Matt. 27:23). He knew the Jews wanted Jesus dead. Pilate also knew something else about the Jews: their motive. … Continue reading

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Porn & Purity

Pornography is an epidemic today. EPIDEMIC; I don’t use that word lightly or in hyperbole. It is a flat-out plague! I would say porn is the “leprosy” of our times. It is contagious, infectious, and poisonous. It leaves festering DEATH … Continue reading

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Circling the Wagons

You remember in old Westerns, pioneers would be traveling in a covered wagon caravan and then there would be a threat of some kind, so they would circle the wagons to protect themselves? It was a great defensive tactic. However, … Continue reading

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Why Are Churches Dying?

Churches are dying. Some are thriving, but the overwhelming majority are not. Attendance is dwindling. Most are hanging on by a thread. Many will have to shut their doors in as little as one generation. A lot of this is because we … Continue reading

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Everyone on the side of truth listens to Jesus

I want to share a verse with you that I have totally fell head-over-heels in love with. Jesus has just been arrested and taken to Caiaphas, the High Priest. He doesn’t answer their questions the way they like, so He is struck and lead to … Continue reading

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Lukewarm

It’s a hot summer afternoon. You’ve just been out working in the hay field. You are drenched in sweat. Someone hands you a drink. You expect it to be cold and refreshing. However, it turns out to be a warm … Continue reading

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Spiritual Root Canal

Root canals are the worst. The dentist removes the root before it spreads to the other teeth. Oftentimes we need a spiritual root canal. We need to remove the root of bitterness that has begun before it spreads to the … Continue reading

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Want To Be Richer?

I have Col. 2:3 written on a Post-it and stuck on my computer. I read it every single day and marvel at its brilliant simplicity. Don’t be fooled by its shortness; it is a total powerhouse. Each word is worthy … Continue reading

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Social Media: The New Bible

Charles Spurgeon said that “Newspapers are the Bibles of worldlings! How diligently they read them! Here they find their law & profits, their judges & chronicles, their epistles & revelations!” I trust the Prince of Preachers would indulge me just a … Continue reading

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