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The Air We Breathe (1 Peter 1:13-16)

“God is…” How would you finish that sentence? Ask a hundred people to finish that sentence and you will receive a wide variety of answers. Some people would say, “God is merciful;” “God is gracious;” or, “God is everywhere.” A … Continue reading

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Looking Out for the Vulnerable (Psalm 41)

I worked my way through college as a carpenter’s helper. My boss’ name was Kevin, and he was one of the greatest guys I have ever known. He died from cancer a few years ago. One summer we were painting … Continue reading

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Chaos or Control (Psalm 46)

According to Greek Mythology, here is how the universe came into being: In the beginning, there was only Chaos (a female deity), the gaping emptiness. Then, either all by themselves or out of the formless void, sprang forth three primordial … Continue reading

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What Kind of God-Follower are You? (Malachi 3:13-4:6)

We are now half-way through the 2018 College Football Year. I’ve already moved on to basketball. In my opinion, this year’s football season has been boring. Nobody’s beating Alabama and Tennessee ain’t beatin’ nobody. So, go ahead and give the … Continue reading

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The Cure for Self-Deception (Malachi 3:6-12)

That great philosopher, Plato, said, “The worst of all deceptions is self-deception.” The prophet Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) At one time or another we have all … Continue reading

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John, Jesus, and Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

It was the summer between my Freshmen and Sophomore years in High School when I “answered the call” to ministry. It was 1981. I was 15 years old. Eight years late, in August of 1989, I started pastoring. This November … Continue reading

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A Call to Repentance (Malachi 2:1-9)

After His baptism, Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news! (Mark 1:15). It is easy to “believe.” Doing so doesn’t really cost you anything, at least at first. Turning that belief into true … Continue reading

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