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American Disgrace

Every day when he went to the Oval Office, President Reagan would be dressed in a business suit.  Whether or not he had appointments with other officials, he wanted to show respect for the office he held.  So he wore a suit.  He brought honor and dignity to the Presidency...

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You Have to Fight

The first condition Jesus gave for anyone to follow Him is that they begin a battle with self.  If I call myself a follower of Jesus, I must deny myself.  My self is very much tied into my physical body. It is part of the challenge for Christians to master...

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When Will I Die?

The four seater single engine plane had accelerated down the runway for take-off, easily became airborne in the calm early September Alaskan air, made the base leg and turned parallel to the airstrip as it continued to gain altitude.  Without any warning the engine stopped. The pilot said something into...

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Burning Hearts

The two travelers were so sad that their feet dragged as they walked. The few miles ahead seemed interminable. Then the stranger joined them. “Why so sad?” He asked. They looked at Him, amazed. “Are you a stranger that you haven’t heard about the things that happened in Jerusalem?” “What...

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How to Not Shoot Our Wounded

A friend who had owned a towing business told me of a terrible accident in which a woman was trapped in a burning car.  The flames were too hot for even the suited up fire-rescue personnel to help.  Police, firemen, and my friend stood helplessly by while she screamed for...

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My Take on OSAS

If a man is righteous but has a son who is unrighteous, the righteousness of the father does not go to the account of the son. That is what the Lord told Ezekiel. On the other hand, if a man is unrighteous and does wrong and his son sees how...

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The Last Message I Preached

It was only a few days before my voice box was removed that in a very gravelly voice I preached my last sermon. The text was Paul’s stirring personal confession of his great responsibility before God to his hearers. “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory...

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God’s Love and Satan’s Hate

It’s a good thing that God loves us, because it is certain that the devil hates us. Jesus warned that our enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He tried to do it even to our Lord in the wilderness. He tried to steal His innocence by proposing He turn...

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A Love Song the Stars Hear

He was so pleased with his bride that he made up a song and then sang until the stars heard him. He had loved her from the start, but she had been hard to get. She had acted as though he didn’t even exist. And when he persisted in his...

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Amsterdam Values or Real Revival

Consider this description of values of a society:  “Preaching publicly against homosexuality produced an entirely negative reaction…We were violating the ordinary man’s sense of right and wrong…Even heterosexual people, including grandmothers,  reacted aggressively when we spoke out against homosexual practices and pointed to such activity…as one indication of how far...

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