Help Wanted

When an employer is needing help at their place of business, most of the time they will put out a sign that says, “Help Wanted.” This is to let people know that they are in need of people to work for them. They are needing people that are willing to...

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Meaningful Worship

No one likes dry, dull, emotionless worship. God included. Sometimes, we express our desire in this regard to be for “meaningful” worship. That is an outstanding goal. Even in the often turbulent realm of discussion and debate over worship, virtual consensus reigns on this point. The explosion (of divergent ideas, philosophies, approaches and even tempers)...

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At Home

“And every day in the temple and at home, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ” (Acts 5:42). Halford E. Luccock once observed, “We have not ceased to preach at the temple. But we have, rather largely ceased to do it at home. And therein lies...

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Joy in the Lord

Paul’s initial arrival at Corinth proves telling. By his own admission, he came “in weakness and in fear and much trembling” (1 Cor. 2:3). While we often focus on the successes and victories of Paul’s missionary efforts, no effort is made to hide the undeniable “dark side” of this work....

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Sharing Jesus!

In John 4, it is recorded that after the Samaritan woman met Jesus and talked with him that she left her water jar and went away and talked to the people about Jesus. Jesus had introduced this woman to “living water,” this is something she had not heard about before...

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A Noble Heart

He stood spiritually confident. As a leader and teacher others looked to him for guidance and instruction. A network of like-minded people reinforced and bolstered his theological understanding and outlook. History even supported them. Standing at the end of long-generations of religious fervor and diligence, faith was serious business among...

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Watch Where You Are Going!

God has a way of getting our attention. In scripture, God will say things more than one time to emphasize a point to the reader. One topic God continuously writes to us about - and one that should get our attention - is making sure we are paying attention to...

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Bible Class is Important

Did you know that from birth to age 17, most of us will have spent 15,000 hours in the public-school system. In the same period of time, most of us will have spent 18,000 hours watching television. If we attend every Sunday school every week and Wednesday night Bible study...

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Glad You Asked

After making the request from the pulpit for members of the congregation to submit their three favorite Bible scriptures, the response has been great! For some of you (most of you?), it was difficult to pare down your list of favorites to just three. Some folks didn’t even try. One...

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Great Leader

There are a lot of people that come to mind when I think about great leaders in the Bible. There are some though that stand out more than others. One leader that I am always intrigued by is Joshua. He had been chosen by God to take over the leadership...

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