One Body, One Faith

All of us want to belong to something, something we can identify with. Something copper-bottomed and enjoyable. Something we can join and be united with! It might be a gang, or maybe a senior organization. Others join knitting clubs or the Lions Club. Others join historical societies and volunteer groups. In junior high, I was a member of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society. In High School, I joined various Martial Arts Clubs. My point is that as our human nature requires, we need to feel like we are a part of something big; something real; something that makes a difference in our lives. Continue reading

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Considering Some Things

In the past, I have explained that when you read King Jim’s Version, you will often see the word “prevent,” and that it means “to anticipate, to precede, to foresee and fulfill in advance, to pay a debt before it is due.” It is describing an intimacy, a tenderness that our Father has for us. Continue reading

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A Message for Someone

Prayer is wonderful! This morning, I have a message for someone out there. You are considering making a big move, but I wanted you to consider this verse from Acts 17:26: God has “. . . determined the times set for [you] and the exact place where [you] should live.” Continue reading

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Learning From Aslan

I don’t know if you have ever read C.S. Lewis’ series, The Narnian Chronicles. If not, you need to grab it and immerse yourself in the wonderful series. Without a doubt, it is my favorite series of books to read. I do suggest that you read it yourself, first, before you read it to your kids. Through his allegory, Lewis has captured many fascinating aspects of our faith. Continue reading

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Living With Fear

I want to give you a heads-up on something. I am always encouraging you to pursue the Lord; to be hungry for His Righteousness. But,  as we grow closer to the Lord, an amazing thing begins to happen. Slowly, a sense of awe and respect grows within us. It is not something we force (or even cause) to happen, it just grows and, at times, seems to overwhelm us.  But don’t let this concern you, this Godly fear will provide the power for you to maintain victory in your life. Continue reading

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Being “The” Light

I have a challenge for you to consider. Jesus said: “You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill” (Matthew 5:14). Continue reading

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A Time For Change

Friends, as we look around, read the current news, scan sites online, there is no doubt that our world is in utter chaos. There is tremendous shaking; political turmoil; some are praising our President and others are bashing him; even within churches, we have divisions and strife. It is outrageous! Continue reading

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