A Theme of Christmas: God Will Provide

As I previously noted, the Christmas story did not begin in the manger. It began in the Garden of Eden, when sin entered the picture. Adam and Eve, realizing their sin, saw they needed a covering for their nakedness. Furthermore, so arrived the need for Jesus to come...

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What’s the Point of Christmas?

If you ask the question in the above headline to people in our nation, you’ll get a lot of varying answers. People will talk about gift-giving, visiting family, big meals, listening to great music, feelings of good cheer, blockbuster movies, and maybe a few Bah...

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The Ministry of Angels and the Birth of Jesus

My friend Dr. Elmer Towns says, “A miracle is the interruption of the laws of nature for a divine purpose.” The virgin birth of Jesus is one of the foundations of Christianity and a miracle that continues to astound us today. There are several notable...

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Guarding Against Deception

Jude is a small book in the back of our Bibles and some might think, because of its slight dimension, that it doesn’t have much to say. However, Jude is a true powerhouse of a book, one that gives wise warning to Christians to stay away from false...

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Men of Betrayal

The news these days is full of stories about powerful men taking advantage of their positions to assault young women or young men.  It’s shocking each night as we turn on the news and see new examples.  The British historian Lord Acton stated in 1887 that “Power tends...

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The Faithfulness of God

As a pastor, I frequently talk to believers about the faithfulness of God. Quite often, I visit hospital rooms where a saint of God is experiencing their final days. Usually it is I who comes out of the room encouraged because I see in those dear...

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Are You Discouraged?

Do you ever look at our nation and feel a sense of discouragement? Maybe you see the unrest that seems to be breaking out more and more. Or maybe you hear the false teachings that are occurring. Or maybe you think that the church is losing the battle for...

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Mercy and Grace

Mercy and grace are sometimes tough things to give.  But they are always wonderful to receive.  The idea of extending forgiveness when we have been wronged is an issue sometimes.  But we want to tell you that if you want relationships to thrive or be restored, we must...

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On the Ground with Hurricane Irma

When I surprised my wife Shari with a trip to St. Martin for our 25th anniversary, I had no idea that one of the biggest storms in history would join us.We attempted to get away on an early flight, but it was cancelled and we went through this astounding...

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More and More, We Ask, ‘Why’?

This violent world continues to astound us.  I’m sure everyone who awoke to the news of the Las Vegas shooting on Monday morning asked themselves: What could drive someone to do this?  It seems like we catch ourselves asking these types of questions more and more. ...

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When God Directs Your Path

Judges 21:25 paints a clear picture of a time when Israel had completely turned its back on God. That passage reads: “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (KJV). The Liberty Bible Commentary says, “This...

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