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The Eve of Tomorrow

November 2, 2020 On the eve of the 2020 election when so many of us are pinning our hopes for a prosperous and peaceful future on the outcome of tomorrow’s election––I offer the following. On January 1, 404 A.D, a monk by the name of Telemachus, traveled to Rome in order to encourage the churches […]

Only Eight Words

  Only eight words. No introduction, no sermon, no amusing anecdotes, no funny illustrations, no altar call, no apology, no subtlety, no permission asked and none granted. It was a cold, direct pronouncement of impending judgment; the response of a holy God to their wickedness.  Jonah traversed the broad expanse of the city, one side […]

Misplaced Expectations

  There are those who predict that the judgment of God is on the horizon. I would suggest that the judgment of God is already upon us. Many of the problems we want our government to “fix” actually come from the Hand of God Himself in response to our wickedness and rebellion and for this, […]

Voting Wisely

  The ancient knight addressed Indiana Jones as he sought the Holy Grail: “Choose wisely.” I fear that many are casting their vote hysterically. I voted. I did not vote for Donald Trump, I did not vote against Donald Trump. Many of my friends detest Donald Trump – they see him as arrogant and flawed. […]

Rage

 “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3) The Psalmist asks a probing question: “Why do […]

Shame On Us!

I am not what I ought to be, but thank God I’m not what I used to be.  First Lady, Melania Trump spoke last night from the Rose Garden at the White House. She was elegant and measured in her speech which stands out remarkably from so much of the political rhetoric of the hour. […]

We Are Doing It All Wrong

We’ve Been Doing It Wrong. I had a revelation this morning. Just before our morning worship service began a realization struck me in a very powerful way. So often, as Christ-followers, we fail to recognize the simplest truths––even if they are right in front of us. A simple comment made to me caused me to […]

The Fourth Man in the Fire

  King Nebuchadnezzar was in an absolute rage when he was informed that three Jewish men, to whom he had entrusted much power, refused to worship him or his gods. He had them dragged before his throne whereupon he threatened them with a terrible death; to be burned alive in a great furnace. Still, the […]

Brothers . . . behave!

We hosted two of our fourteen grandkids for a sleepover last night. We love all of our kids––and all of their kids––with all of our hearts. God has blessed us with a family that is close, tight-knit and following Christ. We could hardly ask for more. Yet, with two rambunctious five-year-old cousins in the house, […]

Fig Leaves

  CNN’s Don Lemon recently made the outrageous claim that Jesus Christ “admittedly was not perfect” when he was on earth.  During a discussion about the shortcomings of the Founding Fathers on Monday night with fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo, Lemon said, “Here’s the thing: Jesus Christ — if that’s who you believe in, Jesus […]

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