Category Archives: Needs

The Very Real Problem of Fear

One hot day in July, a farmer sat lazily on the porch of his shack, whittling on a piece of wood. A neighbor dropped by for a visit and asked him, “Did you get your cotton harvested yet?” Without looking … Continue reading

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Becoming Childlike

A man was driving down a treacherous mountain road. Suddenly a deer bolted out in front of him, causing him to instinctively jerk the steering wheel to his left. The next thing he knew he was headed off a steep … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cosmic Santa Claus

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #5) I was licensed to preach in October of 1992 and formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Upon my ordination, I began my first pastorate. This means that I’m in my … Continue reading

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Fear

The well known Baptist pastor George Truett was once asked to speak twice a day for a week-long series of messages at a leading university. Before Truett’s arrival, the president of the college sent out a questionnaire to the students, … Continue reading

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Simple Answers

A psychologist, an engineer, and a pastor went on a hunting trip to a very remote area. One day, as they were out hunting, they came upon a small cabin. Since the cabin appeared to be abandoned, and its door … Continue reading

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God Loves the Word “Through”

Have you ever noticed that God absolutely loves the word “through”? Take Isaiah 43:2, for example, where He says to Israel: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow … Continue reading

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God Can Make a Way

One of the better known stories from the book of Acts involves an angel breaking Peter out of a Roman prison. The story is found in Acts 12:1-19. Herod Agrippa I had Peter arrested with the intention of formally trying … Continue reading

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