Heart, Eyes, Ears, and Mouths

This devotional is written by Lisa Foose. How many of you, like George and I, came away from Sunday’s sermon wondering about the ‘soil’ condition of your hearts?  I had to admit that when I’m listening more to the world around me than to the Lord, my heart ‘soil’ gets a bit hard and even sometimes... Continue Reading →

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Religious Atheism

            What is an atheist?  Well, an atheist is someone who doesn’t believe in God.  Our minds rightly go to the so-called atheist four horsemen – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens.  These four men have made it one of their central professional objectives to oppose religion as totally as possible, and disprove the... Continue Reading →

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Have You Lost Your First Love?

            I well remember the time when I first fell in love with my wife.  She and I were working on a countywide youth event together which lasted for three nights.  I made a point to work as closely with her through that event as possible.  I anticipated each night, not, if I’m honest, because of the work I... Continue Reading →

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12 Prayers for God’s Help

            In January of 2015 I began the process of initial developments in replanting the church I now pastor – East Marion Baptist Church.  The church was down to 17 people and had 6 months’ worth of money in the bank.  They were on the verge of closing their doors.  This replant began in earnest in May of that... Continue Reading →

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Know Your Calling

I was recently talking to a gentleman who may well have an opportunity to begin a significant ministry with the homeless.  The problem is, he has no experience doing this.  Should he or should he not pursue this ministry role?  Maybe, maybe not.  But the real question he needs to grapple with is not does he have the skills,... Continue Reading →

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If My People?

            An often quoted passage by Christians in their godly zeal to see revival in our time, is 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin... Continue Reading →

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A Poorly Lit Conscience

            In his book The Fight, John White gives the illustration that our consciences like a sundial.   A sundial only works when there is light. It does not work at midnight in a fog. Moreover it requires light from the proper source. The moon makes it point to the wrong time. Take a flashlight with you and... Continue Reading →

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The Tyranny of the Sundial

            When the sundial was first introduced to Roman society in the 3rd century BC, it was not welcomed by the general public.  People quickly began speaking of the tyranny of the sundial.  They would say that before the sundial, people ate when they were hungry; now people eat when the sundial tells them.             It is funny to think... Continue Reading →

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Horcruxes or Hallows

            In the 7th Harry Potter story, The Deathly Hallows, there is a continual tug-of-war for Harry’s attention.  He has been instructed by his now dead mentor, Professor Dumbledor, to seek out these items known as horcruxes.  The evil villain Voldemort has placed a portion of himself in seven of these, and in order to defeat him, all seven must... Continue Reading →

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You Want What?

Today's blog is written by Wes Wilson Imagine panning for gold every day for twenty years when finally you stumble onto a very large nugget. You rejoice because now you can buy that new home or a fancy car. Your “ship” has come in. All that time spent for material “things”. But the Lord says... Continue Reading →

Equipping the Called

            I don’t know whether or not you are a fan of America’s got talent, but last year the winner was an incredibly unlikely person.  His name is Codi Lee, and he is an autistic pianist and singer.  You would be shocked at his performance.  In fact, you can watch it here if you like. https://youtu.be/DAPkOxRnh4c             We marvel when... Continue Reading →

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