• Life Lessons from Sports - Responding Well to Trouble is a Choice

    Life Lessons from SportsLesson #2 - Responding Well to Trouble is a ChoiceSo, here is the key question. “How do you handle it when you are treated unjustly by the officials, other players, the fans, or the coaches? Do you blow up, or pout, or fume, or fall apart, or retaliate, or give up, or lose concentration, or verbally attack someone, or blame someone else for your mistake, or act disrespectfully, or what?

  • Life Lessons from Sports - Life is Not "Fair"

    Life Lessons from SportsLesson #1 - Life Is Not “Fair”Did you see it?  It happened in the Colts final game of the 2018 regular season. The Titans were driving late in the game when two players scuffled.

  • Finishing Well 2 Timothy 4:7

    Rounding Third and Heading for Home2 Timothy 4:7As I mulled over what to write about a pastor who is entering the winter of his ministry, it occurred to me that I ought to somehow look the future rather than the past. Then, as I chewed on that possibility, another question surfaced: Just what would I wish for him? Or how might I best pray for him? That in turn led me to Paul, the great apostle.

  • Justification and Faith

    Dear xxx,Thanks for your patience with me in reviewing your paper. I appreciate your work and your desire to in all things glorify God, especially in salvation. I also appreciate your desire to cut it straight.

  • The Worshipping Wise Men

    Little Jesus – Big WorshipMatthew 2:1-12 Introduction In Jesus’ later life he asked the disciples “who do men say that I am”? (Matt 16). The replies ranged from John the Baptist, to Elijah, to Jeremiah, to a prophet.” Finally Peter confessed, “You are the Christ.” With that in mind, let’s look at Matt 2:1-12.The whole purpose of Matthew’s narrative of the magi visit to the babe in Bethlehem seems to be to demonstrate this truth – Jesus is the Messiah; the promised Redeemer, Savior, and...

  • The Curious Angels 1 Peter 1:12

    The Angels’ Christmas Curiosity 1 Pet 1:12 On the night of Christ’s birth an enthusiastic angelic choir shouted out the arrival of the Son of God. It is recorded in:KJV Luke 2:13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.Why were they so excited?They knew Jesus was Immanuel, God with us (Mt 1:23)They knew he came to save from sin (Mt 1:21)And,they were filled wi...

  • Peace Luke 2:14

    Peace, God, and UsLuke 2:14Introduction Read Luke 2:8-14. James Montgomery captured the spirit of this remarkable scene when he penned Angels From the Realms of Glory 200 years ago.Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth;Ye who sang creation’s story now proclaim Messiah’s birth:Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night,God with man is now residing. Yonder shines the infant Light. Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Ch...

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