Category Archives: Criticism

A Different Way of Responding to False Accusations

How do you respond when someone accuses you falsely? I must confess that my first reaction is to rise to my defense, jump right back at the person, and go for the jugular with my comeback. For me, responding in … Continue reading

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Two Different Bible-School Meetings

The months of June and July constitute Vacation Bible School season in churches all across America. It is with this in mind that I’d like to share a story that involves V.B.S. Actually, the story’s real subject is the spiritual … 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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One Reason Why God’s Will Rarely Gets Done

Suppose I wake up tomorrow morning and God lets me know that He wants me to spend the day working on a new sermon based on John 3:16. Okay class, how many individuals are involved with me either doing that … Continue reading

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Ducking Those Spears & Arrows

In The Making of A Man of God: Studies In the Life of David, Alan Redpath gives us a wonderful quote concerning the man of God in relation to the people of the world. He writes: It is impossible for … Continue reading

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Responding To Criticism

Dr. Charles Lowery is a much sought-after motivational speaker. For years, though, he was a pastor, and some of his observations on the ministry were absolutely hilarious. Consider this one on criticism: “I always try to be positive with my … Continue reading

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Old Bearskin

Notre Dame football has had a long and highly successful history. It stood the tallest, though, when Knute Rockne was the head coach. From 1918 to 1930, the team’s winning percentage was .881. They lost only twelve games during those … Continue reading

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