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Eating and Drinking to the Glory of God

A Meditation on 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” And it begins.  Yes, Halloween has just passed and Wal-Mart has Christmas preparations in full swing.  We must of course first get past Thanksgiving, but...

Waiting on the Lord

A Meditation on Genesis 40:23 “Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.” Waiting is not easy for anyone who is expecting or longing for something.  At some point we all find ourselves waiting.  We wait for that age when we can finally drive or...

Are you thankful?

The command in the scriptures to give thanks is repeated numerous times.  One of the most pointed is in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 where Paul says, “give thanks in all circumstances.”  This summer in our Wednesday evening study we looked at Paul’s letter to the Colossians and there Paul...

I’ll Change When …

When it comes to our character and behavior we all have something that needs to be changed or that we want changed.  It is our calling in Christ to put off the old and put on the new.  What often happens is that we get into a pattern...

What I Have Been Reading

Pastors are given books all the time. I am given new books at conferences from denomination leaders, from publishers, and from you.  The challenge is to know what to read to be a good steward of my time.  There are five books I have read that I would...

A Time & A Place

This Monday is Memorial Day.  A few Sunday’s ago it was Mother’s Day and in a few more weeks it will be Father’s Day.  These are good days.  It is good to celebrate a godly mother and a godly father and to remember the godly men and women...

Still a Child

Each of my children received a kite for Easter and they were very eager to fly them on the first windy day.  I enjoyed watching from the window as they struggled to get their kites aloft, untangled them from each other and various limbs, and then grinned from...

God at Work

It has been almost two and a half years since I first preached about church planting.  On December 5, 2010 I preached a sermon entitled “Plant.”  I remember that day very well.  I was nervous, because.  Church Planting is something I am very passionate about and there I...

I Want to Dance

In my reading this week, I came across this quote from Robert Capon discussing our freedom in Christ: “If we are ever to enter fully into the glorious liberty of the children of God, we are going to have to spend more time thinking about freedom than we...