Raw Worship

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 Can you remember the most moving worship service you ever attended? I can, because it was only two days ago, on Easter Sunday. My wife and I entered the Chapel Service at the Lackland Air…

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Basic Training

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this…

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Tiger Woods

Yesterday, I sat glued to the television as I watched Tiger Woods drop a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to secure a one-shot victory over Bart Bryant who completed a great round at 9-under par. Tiger’s win at the Orlando, Florida, Bay Hill…

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Beam Me Up, Scotty

Have you ever taken a shortcut?  I live for shortcuts.  I love side streets and back roads that save time and keep you moving toward the desired destination. I recently bought a GPS unit, in part, so I can find additional routes that can save time. Unfortunately, I have discovered there…

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Surprising Church Trends

In his1995 Broadman & Holman book, Giant Awakenings,  Thom S. Rainer shared nine surprising trends he saw in the church world that could benefit the church. Let’s look at a couple of the trends here…. A movement towards prayer. Rainer believed that the trend towards prayer was the most important of…

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Disciples Must Dare to Be Different

Dare to be different! That was the title of one of  my morning messages as well as a motto for my life. Be different! It will get people’s attention and possibly point them to Christ! John the Baptist was one of those “different” guys. To be honest, he was just plain…

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The Value of a List

As a young man, Benjamin Franklin resolved to attain the habits of virtue that would lead to success by making a game out of self-improvement.  He wrote thirteen key virtues in a notebook, one to a page, and checked off each instance in the day when he failed in one…

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