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For Crying Out Loud!

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. ~ Saint Paul Often folks who come to church irritate me. You know … Continue reading

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These Boots are Made for Preaching

“Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” Revelation 21:9 Ellsworth looked down at my feet after hearing me preach for the first time and said, “A man who isn’t afraid to wear cowboy boots in the pulpit … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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The Call to Worship

Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands… Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. Psalm 115:4,8 Corporate worship is designed to embed your story in the larger story of redemption, so you’ll … Continue reading

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When Your Pastor Lets You Down

I stand 6’4” and weigh over two hundred pounds but felt physically insignificant standing next to David.  He weighed north of four hundred pounds and was one of my first baptisms in my first church—almost three decades ago.  When we … Continue reading

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No Perfect People Allowed

 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…  ~ Jesus One of the striking things about Jesus is that He didn’t work real hard … Continue reading

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The Last Meal

“With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”  Luke 22:15-16 In the … Continue reading

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