Category Archives: Friendship

What’s Your Love Language?

My mother attends Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Gary Chapman has served on staff there since 1971. He currently holds the position of Senior Associate Pastor. But he is known around the world as the author of … Continue reading

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The Mixed Multitude

Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds — a great deal of livestock. (Exodus 12:38, N.K.J.V.) … Continue reading

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Jesus As a Friend?

In the 15th chapter of the gospel of John, Jesus makes a point of explaining to His remaining 11 apostles that He will now call them “friends” rather than “servants.” He says to them: Greater love has no one than … Continue reading

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The Mayonnaise Jar

A philosophy professor stood before his class and began an object lesson. First, he sat an empty mayonnaise jar on the table in front of him. Next, he brought out a box of rocks that were each about two inches … Continue reading

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Jesus & Nazareth

With the exception of the times when I was attending Appalachian State University and Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, I’ve lived my entire life right here in Mitchell county. It’s a small, rural county located in the  mountains of northwestern North … Continue reading

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What Does a Sequoia Tree Have to Do With a Christian?

Lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been ending a fair number of conversations with fellow Christians with some words to the effect, “So you pray for me, and I’ll pray for you.” As you might guess, these words have come at … 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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