Category Archives: Communication

Speak Up or Shut Up?

The Bible is a big, rich, diverse, and complex book, one that can be used to prove virtually anything if you try. This is one of the primary reasons why Christian denominations find it impossible to get together 100% on … Continue reading

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A Story From the Lighter Side of Politics

With all the drama that’s still swirling around our latest election, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit today with a story from my one and only foray into the political realm. It involves my first cousin Tony, whom … Continue reading

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Job’s Wife & Her Fire

The book of Job consists of 1,070 verses and 42 chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 feature conversations between God and Satan. Chapters 3 through 37 feature conversations between Job and Eliphaz, Job and Bildad, and Job and Zophar. Those were … Continue reading

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Everybody Is Not Your Friend

Jorge Rodriguez was a bank robber who operated along the Texas border in the late 1800s. He lived in a small village in Mexico and frequently crossed the Rio Grande into Texas to hit the banks. He was so successful … Continue reading

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Something We Could Learn From A Parrot

In Queen Victoria’s Windsor Castle there was a suite of rooms that were used by her personal chaplain. A private passageway connected the chaplain’s study to the Queen’s quarters. Oftentimes she would use this passageway to consult the chaplain on … Continue reading

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The Power of a Word of Praise

Benjamin West was a famous British artist in the 1700s. He also served as the president of the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts. He was especially known for his paintings of historical scenes. West first become aware of his artistic … Continue reading

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Let Me Illustrate

All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables, and without a parable He did not speak to them… (Matthew 13:34) Yesterday I was once again reminded of the power of sermon illustrations. At the close of a funeral … Continue reading

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