Category Archives: Priorities

Building With the Right Materials

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day … Continue reading

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In-Laws & Outlaws

Adrian Rogers, the longtime pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, used to tell the story of the elderly couple who were making the trip from Memphis to Nashville. The husband’s hearing was fine, but he could barely see. … Continue reading

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A Strange Prayer Request

A man and his wife joined a local church. The couple were out of work and had precious little food and clothing, and it wasn’t long before they asked the church for help. The church lovingly obliged by providing plenty … Continue reading

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Christmas & the Absent-Minded Professor

Donald L. Deffner, in his book¬†Seasonal Illustrations, tells the story of an absent-minded professor who tended to get so absorbed in his work that he forgot the simplest details. One morning his wife said to him, “Now Henry, remember,¬†we are … Continue reading

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What Does Your Jesus Look Like?

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #1) Since none of us have ever seen Jesus face to face, we are left to conjure up our own images of Him in our minds. I myself am still detoxing from a mental … Continue reading

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Nothing Important Happened Today

Sometimes the facts get in the way of a good story. For years a legend persisted that on July 4, 1776, the day the American colonies declared their independence from England, King George III’s diary entry read: “Nothing important happened … Continue reading

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Who Are You Dancing With?

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world….” (John 18:36, N.K.J.V.) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15, … Continue reading

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