Category Archives: Church

Contentment

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6, N.K.J.V.) How content are you right now? You might as well tell the truth. After all, God knows the correct answer, anyway. Are you content with your spouse? Are you … Continue reading

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Fighting on God’s Side

Haman had it all. Persia’s powerful king, Ahasuerus, had advanced him above all of Persia’s other princes (Esther 3:1). Ahasuerus had even decreed that anytime Haman was inside the gate of the royal grounds, all of Ahasuerus’ servants were to … Continue reading

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What is TULIP Theology?

“Calvinism” series: (post #1) I am an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention denomination. Even though some Baptists actually resent being called Protestant, the S.B.C., with its 15 million members, gets categorized as the largest Protestant denomination in America. … Continue reading

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A Lack of Loyalty

A Baptist was marooned, alone, on an uncharted island. He lived there for several years before a passing ship happened to see his fire one night and changed course to investigate. When some of the crew made their way by … Continue reading

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A Strange Prayer Request

A man and his wife joined a local church. The couple were out of work and had precious little food and clothing, and it wasn’t long before they asked the church for help. The church lovingly obliged by providing plenty … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Ananias and Sapphira: Motivation

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #12) But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?” (Acts 5:3, N.K.J.V.) The … Continue reading

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A Generation That Had to Die Off

I once heard a preacher’s thoughts regarding a troubled church. He said something to the effect, “There is a generation that is going to have to die off there before God can get in there and change things.” The preacher … Continue reading

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