Category Archives: Sunday School

We Can’t Have the Best of Both Worlds

A Sunday School teacher told her children’s class the story of the rich man and Lazarus the beggar (Luke 16:19-31). She said, “The rich man was very, very rich. He wore expensive, bright-colored clothes that were made from the finest … Continue reading

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The Truth About Church

One day a man called a pastor to say he wanted to join the pastor’s church. The man was quick to point out, though, that he didn’t want to attend services every week, study the Bible, pray, visit, evangelize, give, … Continue reading

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The Church Boss

The epistles of 2 John and 3 John paint a small corner of a larger picture of what life was like in the early church. Those two epistles speak of how itinerant teachers would travel around to different places and … Continue reading

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One Reason Why One Man Stopped Believing in God

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #1) As part of our Christmas shopping at the mall a couple of weeks ago, I went into a Barnes & Noble store to kill some time while Tonya shopped for shoes or something like … Continue reading

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Worship Wars

Some years ago I met with the pulpit committee of a certain church about the possibility of me becoming that church’s next pastor. I don’t normally take Tonya along for such meetings, but this committee wanted to meet her as … Continue reading

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Church Attendance Through the Ages

I’m a pastor, and so the goal of writing a blog post that gives anybody an excuse to attend church less is pretty far down my “to do” list. With that said, however, I would like for us to have … Continue reading

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A Profound Question

A missionary was once asked if he liked his work in Africa. His reply was as follows: Do I like this work? No. My wife and I do not like dirt. We have reasonably refined sensibilities. We do not like … Continue reading

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