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One Mistake Away

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

One Mistake AwayChristianity is so simple, intellectuals completely miss it. Conversely, Christianity can be made so intellectual that the simple miss it. As adults, at times even after we’re saved, we can’t seem to get past our desire to earn our salvation. Before we get saved we think we’ve done too many bad things to ever receive God’s forgiveness. After we get saved, we think we can be bad enough to actually lose God’s forgiveness. King David knew something about God’s forgiveness; that’s why he could write:

    “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:11-12)

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The Revenue of the Wicked

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

greed-moneyYesterday I was part of an email conversation that was discussing the coming collapse or correction to the market and how to prepare for it. The conversation brought me back to a verse I read last Saturday that just rose up from the page and I know the Lord wanted me to write about it. King Solomon wisely wrote:

    “In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.” (Proverbs 15:6)

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Plentiful Rain

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

China DroughtA drought to a farmer is one of his greatest fears and foes. Rainfall can make or break a harvest season. So it is in the spiritual realm. If we neglect our Bibles, then we will cause a spiritual drought in our Christian walk. I know that many of you have began 2014 resolving to read your Bibles more regularly and I pray that you are successful. There is great promise in taking on such an endeavor:

    “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)

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Confirming Their Expectations

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

checkmarkWe are one week from celebrating the birth of Christ, and it seems right that we understand this event in history. The birth of Christ was not just some unexpected and supernatural interruption of history. It was a long-awaited for event, foretold by the prophets of old and read of and retold by every devout Jewish home. And the vast majority completely missed it.

    “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” (John 8:56)

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Reasons To Believe

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Reasons to BelieveHow much evidence do you need to believe something? Our judicial system requires a jury to find a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That means said defendant doesn’t have to prove his innocence; a prosecutor must proved the indicted person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The press and public tend to forget that important nugget of truth.

However, when it comes to God most people require of our Lord proof of His existence beyond a reasonable doubt. Random House Dictionary defines doubt as being “uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe; to distrust.” When you look at all the clues and obvious signs of God, is it reasonable to doubt Him? Not if we are intellectually honest.

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Running Swiftly To Evil

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Running feetThe older I get the more I realize, “I just don’t know.” The more I study the Bible, the more aware I become of my ignorance of the things of God. Just when I’m sure I’ve figured out life, something totally unexpected or unknown about life occurs. I used to feel that it was “back to the drawing board” time when these moments came, but I’ve come to actually welcome them because it gets me to dig deeper into the things of God and His Holy Word.

Ignorance is not always a bad thing; it reveals areas where we need to learn and grow. If we ignore our ignorance, then we can oftentimes find ourselves in hellish situations. Instead of peace of mind, we end up on paths that take us away from God’s will. The Prophet Isaiah says that it separates us from God to the place of evil:

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I Keep Forgetting

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This past weekend Karen and I went to visit our oldest daughter Tiffany and her beautiful family. Her husband Ben and their son Benjamin, our precious grandson, are always such a blessing with whom to spend time. Sunday we went to church and even had the chance to worship with a friend formerly from here now living in St. Petersburg. It is something I heard in church that I must share with you this morning.

Dr. Stephen Rummage, the senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, FL, is a fine man of God who preaches the Word unashamedly and unapologetically. He was preaching about our being adopted into the family of God and he told the story of a young lady who was speaking with her mother about her child’s dark hair. She could not figure out how their child got dark hair since she and her husband both had light hair. Her mother said, “Well dear, your father has dark hair.” The daughter replied, “Yeah but Mom, I’m adopted.” The mother shyly replied, “Yeah I know, I keep forgetting.”

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Shackled By All My Failures

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

It is Day 3 of the Year 2013 and some of you may have already broken your New Years Resolution; others may be regretting them by now. Some may be like me and have not made any or even narrowed it down to one. Others may be going strong in their resolution. Whatever may be your case, I want to share with you what God put on my heart this morning.

In fact He awakened me at 3 am.

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A “Bethlehem” For The Son Of God

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The Prophet Isaiah foretold the coming of Christ in a way that surpasses human understanding:

    “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)

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Disobeying God To Save America

Friday, September 28th, 2012

That’s the topic of this week’s The Truth Newsletter. It seems that we can not only break God’s 6th Commandment, “You shall not murder,” but we can also disobey God’s 8th Commandment, “You shall not steal.” You can do these things if America’s survival is at stake. At least that is what I am being told by Christians and a Tea Party Leader.

I obviously have a very strong opinion about this that most of you could probably state verbatim. However, my opinion in and of itself means nothing if it is not grounded in Biblical truth. God’s 2nd Commandment is the second longest of the ten and I think it is most overlooked by American Christians. I know for me it is the commandment hardest for me to keep because I allow so many things in this world to become an idol. Here’s what God wrote:

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Judges Will Not Use Their Power Well

Monday, July 16th, 2012

In this week’s The Truth Newsletter I write about the Injustice of Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. Men and women who are in seats of power who are not governing from a foundation of righteousness will almost always make poor if not lawless decisions. And when I say lawless I mean any decision, or law for that matter, that violates God’s law. Obamacare is theft and the Eighth Commandment clearly commands against stealing.

Lawlessness from judges is not a 21st Century phenomenon; it’s not exclusive American History. It has been in effect for centuries. King Solomon observed:

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Reading The Bible The Wrong Way

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

So how can we actually reach out to someone who is intent on destroying Christianity? Or how do we reach out to someone who is apathetic towards God? Like we do with any person we first meet, we build a relationship.

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A Standard of Truth and Honesty

Monday, June 27th, 2011

If we are following the aletheia truth wherever it leads, a characteristic that should become prevalent in our lives is honesty. Truth and honesty go together like Christ and holiness. Remember that God is Truth and His truth is not limited. This is how God proclaimed Himself before Moses:

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We Have Made Lies Our Refuge

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Absolute truth is a casualty of the times. Postmodern thinking has made moral relativism the norm for most of the western world. Absolute truth, known in the Bible in the Greek as aletheia, is scoffed and scorned at by secular humanists inside academia and our courtrooms across America. That was not always so. The Lord willing I feel lead to spend the month of June looking at aletheia truth in preparation for a new venture we will be launching on July 5.

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A Divine Covenant – Part Two

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Aren’t you glad that God does not forget His covenants, even though we who claim to be His disciples do? America not only has forgotten her covenant with God, but our leaders have forgotten His with Israel. Part of the problem is that we have a serious leadership vacuum here in America. I commented on leadership at my latest video blog:

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A Divine Covenant – Part One

Friday, May 20th, 2011

In light of Barack Obama’s speech yesterday, I did my very first video blog titled “Middle East Madness. You can view it below:
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