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Our Greatest Challenge

I have a quote in my mind, or rather the gist of a quote. I probably should not use it since I am not sure I have the correct author nor am I certain of the exact quote. My memory recalls it as a question asked of one of the old restoration preachers. (I want…

Jonah

Most of us know of Jonah because he was inside the belly of a big fish. Many of us remember Jonah because of his temper and his stubbornness. Usually I think of all of these when I think of Jonah. But there is one more thing I would like to think when I think of…

Give It Up

In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. (Luk 14:33 NIV) This verse was the theme of our SELTC Convention this year. More than a theme, it is an essential principle in living a faithful life. The context is about the importance of giving…

Created for Good Works

  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would…

Words of Faith

Peter spoke words of faith when Jesus told him to push out into deeper water and let down the nets for a catch. His words of faith were, “Because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Jesus raises a question in James 5:46 which explains the words of faith. He said, “Why do…

Sin is the Problem

The prophet Micah spoke of how Israel and Judah would be punished for hypocritical worship, injustice and immorality. He also spoke of redemption. As you begin reading this small book, you will see that God is indignant. God is not pleased with his people. God is letting them know what is going to happen to…

Hard or Easy

Family meal time is one of my favorites. With busy schedules pulling you in so many different directions, nothing beats sitting down and reconnecting with the people you love every day. As we often do, we were playing a little question/answer game as we sat around the table. The question of the night was: “What…

Confession is Good

There is a hole about the size of a golf ball in the back wall of the office work room. The hole was made by a goof ball. The secretaries noticed it right away as they came to work Monday morning. They wanted to make sure I knew about it. I had to confess, I’m…