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Can You Hear Me Now?

I think by now we all know the Verizon commercial, “Can you hear me now.” Verizon began using that commercial in 2002. In 2016, the pitch man for the commercial jumped ship and became the pitchman for Sprint. The two companies sparred over the catchy phrase and the pitchman himself. As we celebrate Pentecost and…

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Hurdles Are A Running Event

A lot has changed since I was a young high school athlete running hurdles on a cinder track and measuring the distance in yards rather than meters, as they do today. But one important fundamental remains the same. Good track coaches teach the beginning hurdler that hurdles are a running event, not a jumping event.…

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Jesus Reveals Himself

Several years ago, as I was driving to work, I spotted a homeless man digging through a dumpster for food. I stopped and gave the man the two donuts I had just purchased.  As I drove away, I realized I could have done more. Instantly I turned around. He was nowhere to be found. I…

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Is Jesus’ Resurrection From The Dead Really A Big Deal?

I carefully chose the title question for today’s message with the present tense “is” and not the past tense “was.” There is no doubt that according to Scripture, Jesus’ resurrection from the dead was a huge deal. He appeared to over 500 people. Reactions ranged from amazement, awe, fear, shock, bewilderment, to skepticism and doubt.…

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How Are You, I Really Care?

If you ask anyone the simple question, “How are you,” you can anticipate their one word answer. They will say, “fine.” Is their answer true and accurate, usually not? We have all been conditioned to give this answer. It is easy to say. We anticipate that the person who is asking us the question is…

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Throwing Stones

We have all heard the expression, “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Today we will dig into that expression. Let me begin today by asking you a question. Have you ever taken delight in the misfortune of another person? Be honest. If you have, you will want to read today’s message.…

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A Witness for Christ

As Christians, we are called to give witness to our faith. Problems can arise when we lose sight of our role. A witness, as in a courtroom, is neither the judge nor jury. Spiritually speaking, that is God’s role. Christian witnessing means telling the story of how Jesus is working in our life. It is…

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A Journey Of The Heart

As Christians, hopefully we have either heard or read most, if not all, of the Bible. Sometimes we discover something completely new in a Bible story even though we have heard or read it many times before. Please join me in today’s message as I reveal a recent discovery for me. In the account from…

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Packages From God

Packages arrive on our doorstep in all shapes and colors. We are often surprised by what’s inside. Some packages are better than others. Some can bring great joy and excitement, yet others bring disappointment. God sends us packages too. I invite you to discover what He sends. I don’t believe that I have ever written…

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Power and Beauty

What is the strongest power in the universe? It is neither a hurricane nor a tornado. It is not a volcano. It is neither gravity nor atomic energy. It is not a supermassive black hole. It is not a gamma-ray burst nor is it the sun’s energy. It is not the moon’s impact on our…

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