Category Archives: Business

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

I’ve been preaching through the gospel of Mark on Wednesday nights at Oak Grove Baptist. In Mark 6:45-52, we find the familiar story of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee to meet the chosen twelve, who were in a … Continue reading

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Who Are You Dancing With?

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world….” (John 18:36, N.K.J.V.) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15, … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Hard Work & Idolatry

This past Thursday night Tonya and I attended an academic awards ceremony for our son Royce. He is finishing up his sophomore year in high school and received what the school calls an “Academic Letter” for having a grade point … Continue reading

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Blessed By God or Blessed By Satan?

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down … Continue reading

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Labor Day

Labor Day isn’t one of those holidays that Americans classify as “religious.” We associate it more with the end of summer, the start of school for many districts, and the beginnings of the college and professional football seasons. However, we … Continue reading

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Always Do Your Best

Many years ago, when department stores were high-end stores, a group of poorly paid clerks were standing around talking about baseball. It was raining outside and business was slow. Then a woman came into the store. She was wet and disheveled. As she … Continue reading

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Christianity In Shoe Leather

In my last post, “For His Name’s Sake,” I talked about how a Christian’s conduct has a direct effect upon Christ’s reputation in the world. If that conduct is sinful, that does harm to Christ’s name. Now let me give you a practical example … Continue reading

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