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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Killing by Any Other Name

Last month, a story emerged that the nation of Iceland has virtually eliminated Down Syndrome births.  How have they accomplished this?  Through abortion. This prompted CBS to proclaim, “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down Syndrome through abortion.”  This...

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A Study in Bitterness

After Naomi’s husband and sons had died, she and Ruth returned to Bethlehem. Her friends recognized Naomi and welcomed her, but in Ruth 1:20-21 (KJV) we see this: “And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with...

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Godly Men Needed

I’ve got a question for my male readers today: Are you a man of purity? What does this mean?  What kind of purity am I speaking about? Let’s delve into Scripture for some answers.  In I Corinthians 16:13-14, we read this exhortation: “Watch, stand fast in the faith,...

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Seeing the Vision Through

"Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything.” Those are the words of Peter Marshall (1902–1949), renowned pastor and statesman who was twice appointed chaplain of the...

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