Tag Archives: God’s Will

Recalculating

In my last post, I mentioned G.P.S. systems as examples of the otherworldly technology that now passes for our normal, everyday lives. I remember the first time that Tonya and I used one of those systems for our family’s vacation … Continue reading

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The Young Man and His Condition

A young man went to the doctor and said, “Doc, sometimes I get headaches, my eyes burn, and I can’t get my breath.” After an examination, the doctor said, “My diagnosis is that your brain isn’t getting enough oxygen. I … Continue reading

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Change

In her newspaper column on gardening, Jan Riggenbach gives us a good word on how to plant bedding plants. She writes: Giving new bedding plants some rough treatment at planting time may be the best thing you can do to … Continue reading

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Building a Babel

Let’s say that you are toying around with doing a particular thing in your life. Maybe you are considering buying something (a house, a piece of land, a car, a boat, etc.) Maybe you are mulling over making an investment. Maybe you … 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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Diving Deep Into the Subject of God’s Will

I placed my belief in Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was a young boy. My belief was sincere and legitimate, and at that moment God the Holy Spirit took up permanent residence inside my body and I was … Continue reading

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Three Factors in Determining God’s Will

Like a lot of preachers, I have an extensive collection of file folders where I keep illustrations. For example, in my “A” files I have folders for: “Abortion,” “Alcoholism,” “America,” “Angels,” “Animal Rights,” “Astrology,” and “Atheism.” Next, the “B” files … Continue reading

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Go Easy On Other People’s Cargo

Last Sunday I happened to catch James Merritt’s Touching Lives broadcast. He preached a sermon on Jonah entitled “The Fugitive.” Now, I’ve heard a lot of preaching from the book of Jonah, read a lot of commentaries on the book, … Continue reading

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Do Your Building With God

This morning I was reminded of Psalm 127:1, one of my favorite verses from the book of Psalms. The first part of the verse reads: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it… The Bible’s … Continue reading

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Lynched By Mistake

There’s a Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown is lying in bed talking to Snoopy, who’s lying atop the covers at Charlie’s feet. Charlie says, “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Is life a multiple choice test or … Continue reading

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