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Today’s churches are missing something powerful and wonderful by forsaking the singing of hymns. It is considered contemporary to sing the newer songs in our worship services. This is not a … more
Annie Johnson was born on Christmas Eve in 1866. When Annie was three years old, her mother died giving birth to her sister. Their father placed them in foster care where they stayed unhappily for … more
Recently I have written in this column about two of my offspring. The other one now must be included. So, I will tell you of a true incident that involves my first daughter, who is my middle … more
My doorbell was ringing. When I opened the door, my new neighbor was standing there. I did not know her but she introduced herself and asked, “Are you the pastor?” I answered, “Yes, I … more
When Lisa, my now adult daughter, was about 7 or 8 years old, she decided she wanted a silver poodle. Her mother and I were against it. But she continued to ask for the little dog. Over and over she … more
The road you travel in service to Christ may be difficult and arduous. Jesus warned us it would be so. Andrew Murray was born in South Africa. After finishing his education in England, he went to … more
What quality soil does your life provide for the Word of God to flourish? Jesus taught us that the seed of His word is sowed generously. But He also said that much of the seed falls on poor soil … more
One of the greatest parables Jesus every told was “The Good Samaritan.” He told it when a man asked Him the question, “Who is my neighbor.” I see at least three powerful truths that stand out … more
When preaching on Mothers’ Day, I have several times used the story titled “No Charge.” It is not new and certainly not original. I heard it years ago and I have always remembered it. I have … more
In 1871, the tragedy that was to become known as “The Great Chicago Fire” virtually destroyed the city. Horatio G. Spafford was an attorney in the city who had extensive investments in real … more
God’s time for you [Photo gallery]
God has planned a time for every person to meet Him. It is a time of His choice. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 … more
Oh, you think people will never stop setting dates for the return of Jesus? No, they won’t. There have always been “date setters” and there always will be. But Jesus said we do not know the day … more
He is often called, “Doubting Thomas.” He was one of the 12 apostles chosen by Jesus. The pejorative title was given to him because of his reaction when he heard the news that Jesus had risen … more
There is nothing more painful than the betrayal of people you have trusted. Church can be a joyful community, where our relationships are so close, they feel like family. Many find their purpose in … more
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