Month: November 2019

And God Remembered

And God remembered… (and so should we!) Dear fellow preacher, I think that when we are young(er), memorizing names, faces, dates, etc. tends to be a bit easier.  At least, this has been my experience. Other factors that can affect our ability to memorize include: a growing number of people, foreign-sounding names, people with similar

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More Precious than Gold

  1 Peter 1:7 “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” Many people in this life view money, gold, and riches to be more precious than

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Mexican Mayor Pretends to be a Needy Person

After receiving a number of complaints about how disabled people were mistreated, Mayor Carlos Tena, of Cuauhtémoc city, Mexico, disguised himself as a disabled man, in a wheelchair, in need of help, in order to test the attitudes of his local public servants.  (photo) Tena asked them for a free meal, which disabled and poor

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The Best is Yet to Come

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28. This verse is often quoted by Christians, and it’s my opinion that many of them may be misapplying the verse to their present condition. Allow me to ask

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Much More Precious than of Gold that Perisheth!

The country of Turkey is the second most successful producer of honey in the world, producing close to 100,000 tons a year.  Why is this?  Because Turkey is home to trillions of bees, millions of hives and hundreds of beekeepers. A couple of years ago, I read that Turkey also has the most expensive honey

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The Importance of Schedule

Dr. LeRoy A. Pennell Over my 45 years of being a pastor, and now 4 years of pulpit supply, I have always tried to have a schedule and tried to discipline myself to keep that schedule. Obviously, there needs to be a bit of flexibility built in to take care of emergencies that may come

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Physician, Heal Thyself!

Physician, heal thyself ! (Or, “Re-Invent Thyself !”) In Luke 4:23, Jesus came back to Nazareth (where He grew up) and spoke in the synagogue, and told the people that they would one day say to Him this proverb, “Physician, heal thyself ”. To be sure, He was referring to the future mockery of His

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The Christian Spirit

When Jesus Christ preached in Matthew chapters 5-7 (see also Luke chapter 6), commonly known as the ‘Sermon on the Mount’, He spent His time on explaining significant truths in the Old Testament that were misapplied by the Jewish leaders during that time. One of the truths that Jesus preached is about love, especially on

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Now, Is This Being Unthankful, or What?

A wealthy family, living in northern India, decided to give a brand-new BMW car (worth $64,000) to their young son for his birthday.  The young man had wanted a Jaguar car and was so upset that he promptly threw the car in the river! It sounds hard to believe but, upon seeing his BD gift,

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