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Contributed on Jul 28, 2021
At the time Adam and Eve were sent out of the garden, a mystery was unleashed. God's words to the serpent, the woman, and the man answered some questions, but raised others that would not be answered for a very long time.
THE MYSTERY REVEALED I The Genesis of the Mystery The question is asked, “Why did God create man?” We know why he created the woman – it was not good for the man to be alone. But why did God create man? Several answers are given, some of them rooted in scripture and some not. Someone says, “We ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2021
The fact that we are alive testifies that we have a race to run, and that it requires endurance. Such races often stem from extreme misfortune. Some suffer from health conditions, or conditions of their own making. In any case, everyone has a race set before them.
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Contributed on Dec 1, 2020
The pandemic seems to go on forever. Instead of getting better, Covid is getting worse. Many are becoming discouraged and depressed because of lockdowns and other guidelines that give us limited mobility.
ELIJAH’S CRISIS The pandemic seems to go on forever. Instead of getting better, Covid is getting worse. We are now deprived of some of the things we are pleasantly accustomed to as a church, and we may soon have to forego some of those privileges we have been able to enjoy for the last few months ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2020
David appears to have been both directed by God and enticed by Satan to conduct a census. A census was begun, David was smitten in his conscience, and the nation was severely punished. What's our take-away from this story?
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Contributed on Apr 28, 2020
A sermon I had intended to give on Easter Sunday 2020 but was prevented by stay-at-home order from the Governor because of the COVID19 pandemic. It addresses Jesus' resurrection in connection with the "first resurrection" of Revelation 20 and the universal resurrection.
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Contributed on Sep 28, 2017
MARY Several years ago I learned that a friend had died. Mary Mott, a member of the church during the years we lived in Virginia, had passed away at about eighty years of age. Mary was a soft-spoken lady with a sweet and gentle manner. But apart from being a pleasant lady who was easy to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2017
Several years ago, I began to reflect on the happenings at Gethsemane. It started when I saw some movie in which an actor did an okay job of portraying Jesus, except that he failed abysmally in his attempt to show what I think Jesus' agony at Gethsemane must have been really like. I realized that ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2017
THOMAS DIDYMUS The Twin “Doubting Thomas” - was a more unfair moniker ever pinned on a person? For by taking into account the full account of his first encounter with the risen Christ, Thomas may just as rightly be styled as “Believing Thomas.” For reasons we cannot presume to know, the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2017
The Lights Along the Shore To me, lighthouses are among the most charming of man-made structures. Their unique and essential purpose makes each one a thing of exquisite beauty. Seafarers seeking a haven on a stormy night find a beam from the shore as precious as life itself. Perhaps Philip ...read more
Contributed on Jul 5, 2017
CHOSEN 1 Peter 2:4 …you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious… I was awful. No one had to tell me – I knew it. In my hometown of Littlefield, Texas, the kids used to find a vacant lot relatively bare of weeds, choose up teams and play baseball. ...read more