What Road Are You On?
Dec31

What Road Are You On?

One night I was called upon to counsel a troubled and rebellious young man. I asked the boy “Do you believe in prophets?” He replied “Yes.” I told him “Well, I’m not one…but I can tell you your future right now because I can see the road you’re traveling on, and it’s the road that leads to jail and prison.” I wasn’t trying to scare the boy or intimidate him…I was just being “real” with him. He told me he would be okay and...

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The Exhorter
Dec27

The Exhorter

“What is an exhorter?” That was the question that a young man asked me at a Men’s Bible study, right after I said “Tonight I’m going to be an exhorter and not just an encourager.” So, I proceeded to use a little illustration to explain the difference between an ENCOURAGER and an EXHORTER, and it went something like this: You are watching a marathon…runners are passing by you on their long trek of 26 miles. You notice one runner...

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During the Mundane Times
Dec21

During the Mundane Times

Jesus was 30 years old on the day he was baptized when the heavens opened, the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove, and a voice came from Heaven that said “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” Miraculous! When I read that account I often forget that Jesus, the son of God, went through 30 WHOLE YEARS of his life before any kind of miraculous event took place (besides His birth, that is!) Up until his...

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The Big Picture
Dec17

The Big Picture

I recently went to a small church nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range on a beautiful Sunday Morning. The sky was a crisp blue with faint, wispy white clouds scattered about. The rolling mountains were covered with multi-colored trees of brown, orange, and vibrant red as the effects of Autumn were in full swing. It was a beautiful sight…from any vantage point. As I sat on the front pew of this quaint little...

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Ichabod or Emmanuel?
Dec14

Ichabod or Emmanuel?

A woman was giving birth to a baby boy (1 Samuel 4:21) when she received news that the ark of the covenant was taken captive by the Philistines, and that her husband, brother-in-law and father-in-law had all died. After pain-filled labor, when her son was finally born she gave him the name ICHABOD…then she died. ICHABOD means “The Glory has departed.” Many have faced tragedies and heartaches over the past years and perhaps have...

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