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Phase 4: Desire & Understand My Grace 0

Phase 4: Desire & Understand My Grace

God has taken me through several phases in my ministry. Initially, it was ‘Make yourself available’. Through that phase, I was guided to participate in mission trips, teach classes I would not otherwise have taught, to just generally do whatever was asked of me, and volunteer for everything that after providing for and making sure my family had all the quality time they needed. Phase 2 if you will was, “Honor your spiritual chain of command”, in which I had to learn to die to myself, and follow the directions of those that the Lord had placed over me. This...

Healing Revisited 0

Healing Revisited

As the members of CCBL know, I had planned to do a 4-6 week study of dealing with hurt in the church. How to prevent being wounded, what to do when you are wounded, and how not to wound others. It turned out to be a totally God lead study through the book of 2 Corinthians. In hind sight, it may have been a God thing just to prepare me for upcoming events in my life as it was unfolding before me. I wrote the other day on my blog, and in my devotional, about a healing process that I...

Mother-in-Law: Reintroduced 0

Mother-in-Law: Reintroduced

Sounds bad huh? This event, or the mere mention of it may send shivers of the spines of some married men. Well, to be perfectly honey, I shared such a sentiment for a time. After first being married my relationship with my mother-in-law was fine. We got along swimmingly, and she lived two doors down! My wife and I, and Terri (my mother-in-law) and her husband went through much together. Our birth of three children, her hip replacement, work on the house, dealing with neighbors, and the death of her husband to lung cancer. Then, after 10 years of marriage...

Thank You, Burt Brady 0

Thank You, Burt Brady

This video was forwarded to me by my good friend George Fennel. I just had to share it with you all. I can not express my thanks to all these people who are at the airpot to meet our returning troops. When I came back from Desert Storm in 1991, we had a reception, but it was on post, and was all family and friends. While that was certainly a welcomed sight, along with the free McDonalds McRib sandwiches, it was not the general public. This is certainly different. I think most soldiers will agree that they are not looking...

Biblical Response to Criticism of the God given, Constitutional Right to Self Defense 0

Biblical Response to Criticism of the God given, Constitutional Right to Self Defense

In a recent discussion with some other pastors, I was forwarded the following link: New Bethel Church: Open Carry Celebration. When this link was shared with several pastors, this was one response: I’m sure [I’m] one of many who doesn’t get the point…or at least doesn’t see its importance in having such a thing take even a moment of time away from teaching the Word. My response was as follows: Did you all read the article? VERY well written and said. If you notice the date it is a Saturday and is not even be a regular time of worship....

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