Category Archives: Counsel

Following Your Own Counsel

If you ask me to name the #1 problem that Christians exhibit in their daily conduct, my answer might surprise you. It wouldn’t be “sin,” even though we certainly do sin far too much. Neither would it be “a lack … Continue reading

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What Should Have Been

I was a little under two years into my first pastorate when one afternoon, as I was driving in my car, I happened to drive past the sign for a certain church in our area. It was a sign that … Continue reading

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The Rebuked & The Rebuker

“It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.” (Ecclesiastes 7:5, N.K.J.V.) “…Rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.” (Proverbs 9:8, N.K.J.V.) “…a scoffer does not listen … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled By Those South Winds

  The main point of today’s post takes a little bit of time to set up, so I hope you’ll bear with me as I lay all the groundwork. That groundwork involves a brief overview of Acts chapter 27. In … Continue reading

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Walking In Truth

In 3 John verse 3, the apostle John says of his spiritual children: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. A man was on trial for murder. All the circumstantial evidence strongly indicated … Continue reading

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Troubling News

Last Thursday the National Center for Health Statistics released a report on sexual activity among teenagers. According to the report, 27% of young men and 29% of young women ages 15 to 24 say they’ve never had a sexual encounter. … Continue reading

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The Incredible Power of Showing Kindness

Dr. Caroline Geisel of the Kellogg Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan tells the following story: “There came to the building where we lived and worked the cutest little pup I ever saw. We all fell in love with him. He … Continue reading

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