Waiting

I am not always the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to hints and innuendo. Too many times I have gotten myself into trouble by assuming or speculating, so now I try not to assume anything. Instead, I need things to be made plain and simple in order for me to understand. For many people, especially my family, …

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Resurrection

It is the time of year when we contemplate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. By the time you read this our Good Friday observance and our Resurrection Sunday Celebration have already taken place. On Good Friday we met in the Fellowship Hall, broke bread together and celebrated a type of “Last Supper”. Instead of washing each other’s feet …

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He Came to Set The Captives Free

I have two file-folder boxes in my offices that contain my sermons for the past 24 years. I have folders dated 1994-2017, each containing the printed outlines of my sermons and a CD Rom of the sermons for that year. I haven’t checked in a while, but I wonder if the sermons from the 1990s contain a 3.5” floppy disc …

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A Letter to Hillside Church of God

For the past several weeks we have been discussing the letters to the seven churches addressed in Revelation chapters 2-3 during our Sunday morning worship services. Jesus dictated the letters to John who wrote down Jesus’ words on a scroll and sent it to be read to those churches spread out over Asia Minor. As you see from the map …

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It is Finally Here

Well, it is finally here. We’ve been anticipating it. We have displays advertising it in some stores since Labor Day. Some of us look forward to it. Others dread it. As much as we try to push it back, it has finally arrived. You know what I am talking about. The Christmas Season. Every year we go through this. I’ve …

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Pursuers of Truth

My first introduction to Christian schools was in 1993 when I went to work as a teacher at Beacon Christian High School in San Carlos. Until then I had never been in a Christian school, and I was unfamiliar with the concept of this kind of Christian education. The freedom to pray with my students before every class and to …

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Several months ago a dear friend sent a forwarded email to me containing a story about a Supreme Court decision banning the teaching of Islam in our nation’s public school. The story said that “the court ruled 5-4, with Justice Gorsuch casting the tie-breaker, that the only Islam taught to our children in public school will be the history of …

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