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  • Is Fasting for Today?

    Is Fasting for Today?IntroductionThe subject of spiritual disciplines comes and goes as a popular topic for Christian authors and teachers. When in vogue, most listings of spiritual disciplines include fasting as one of the desired if not essential practices. Whether in a corporate setting, be it church wide or national, or for individuals, fasting is often touted as a gateway to God’s blessing, a key to determining courses of actions, or a hallmark of spiritual sensitivity and intimacy wi...

  • Life Lessons from Sports -Together is Better

    Life Lessons From SportsLesson #4 - Together is BetterOver the years I’ve noticed that most of the widely played sports here in the United States have certain things in common. One of them is the team or club concept. Name a popular sport -  perhaps football, basketball, hockey, baseball, or soccer.

  • Life Lessons from Sports - Little Things Matter

    Life Lessons from SportsLesson #3 - Little Things MatterMost athletes could easily share a vivid personal example of this huge truism. Me, you ask? I tagged up and sprinted home with the winning run before the outfielder caught the fly ball.

  • 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.

  • Angelic Curiosity 1 Peter1:12

    The Angels’ Christmas Curiosity 1 Peter 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 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory 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, th...

  • Meeting God's Demands - James 4:7-10

    The Daunting Task of Meeting the Demands of a Holy GodJames 4:7-10IntroductionThe TextRead 4:1-10 and listen for ten imperatives in vs 7-10ESV James 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel.