Category Archives: Discipleship

A Prayer For President Trump and Our Nation

Based on Psalm 57:1-11, Psalm 58:1-11, Psalm 137:7-9 “Have mercy on President Trump, my God, have mercy on our president, for in you we who fear you take refuge. We will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until … Continue reading

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A Message to Nineveh

It was Jonah whom God used to bring me to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and Jonah has played a significant role in my discipleship to this day. Just a few days ago I was listening to Chuck Swindoll … Continue reading

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A Word About Social Justice

Lev. 25:8-17 “‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of … Continue reading

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The GaGa Effect

“They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or … Continue reading

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The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Please forgive me that once again I enter the Christmas Holiday feeling as if I’m on the wrong path. I just want to keep it real, but it never feels that way. In part it’s because of all the confusion … Continue reading

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Why Would God Allow Cancer?

I want to dedicate this piece to my mother, Mary Elizabeth Schott, who died of lung cancer in 2006; also to my brother-in-law, Gary Banks, who died of leukemia in 2015; to my dear friend, Lisa Laskovich, a sweet and … Continue reading

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Making America Great Again

I’m not sure that we, as a nation and as a people understand just how angry God is with us in the moment. In the early 18th century of Colonial America, Johnathan Edwards, a Puritan preacher and theologian, wrote a … Continue reading

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Stardust

A few months after the Woodstock Music Festival, in 1969, the group, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, introduced their latest song, written by Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock,” in which we hear the refrain, “We Are Stardust.” The interesting thing about their … Continue reading

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Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing

29% of the world’s population have not heard, nor do they have opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in their own language. Christ’s return hinges on the church’s completion of its mission to… “Go, and make disciples of … Continue reading

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

I recently watched a video on YouTube that resurrected an issue that has troubled me for a very long time. It’s an issue of concern that I have brought up many times among my Bible study groups, one I have … Continue reading

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