Category Archives: Change

The Flesh & Its Drag Effect

I don’t usually write blog posts on Sunday because church dominates the day, but today is different. We cancelled services at Oak Grove Baptist this morning because of the lingering effects of the season’s first snow. Many of us could … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree’s Fall

In the center of a town stood a giant oak tree. The tree had been planted there many decades earlier to mark the founding of the town. The tree was massive, and had proven that it could withstand any storm. … Continue reading

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Fall & You

One look out my window today proves that fall has arrived. I’ve got a yard full of dead leaves to prove it as they’ve officially made the “fall” from their trees to the ground. I love this season. It’s my … Continue reading

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Worship Wars

Some years ago I met with the pulpit committee of a certain church about the possibility of me becoming that church’s next pastor. I don’t normally take Tonya along for such meetings, but this committee wanted to meet her as … Continue reading

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The Devil You Know

A five-year-old boy was visiting his aunt overnight. At bedtime he asked her to leave his door open and the light on in the hall. Surprised, the aunt said, “But why? You’re not afraid of the dark when you are … Continue reading

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Is Every Christian A Saint?

Christianity offers a whole list of strange words that all end with the letters “t-i-o-n.” We have: justification, regeneration, glorification, propitiation, imputation, predestination, and transfiguration. One little boy, whose parents made him go to church every Sunday, got into trouble … Continue reading

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“What Are You Doing Here?”

Elijah had recently experienced one of the greatest victories of his life in defeating and executing Queen Jezebel’s 450 prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:17-40). Afterward, he hoped that Jezebel would admit defeat and stop her attempts … Continue reading

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