CHECK-MATE-RIGHT BACK AT YA!

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Jun 272021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:  CHECK-MATE-RIGHT BACK AT YA!      Back in 1977 Billy Graham’s Associate Evangelist, John Wesley White, wrote an excellent book about the Devil called-The Devil: What the Scriptures Teach about Him.  In the book he tells of a painting hanging in the Louvre Art Museum in Paris, France.  It was a painting of a […]

The Church-A blood-washed hippopotamus?

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Jun 202021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:  The Church-A blood-washed hippopotamus?      One of my favorite professors was Earl Radmacher.  Dr. Radmacher was the President of Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Portland, Oregon.  I was introduced to him through my Greek professor/ Mentor Dr. John A. Burns.  Dr. Radmacher, as his doctoral dissertation, wrote the best book ever written, […]

“If they’re breathing-they need Jesus!”

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Jun 132021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “If they’re breathing-they need Jesus!”      One of the most interesting and convicting authors I have ever read is Mark Cahill.  He has only written two books.  One is the book One Heartbeat Away: Your Journey into Eternity.  It is a disturbing account of how we live with death every second of our […]

“Increasing our devotion as we remember their last full measure of devotion!”

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May 302021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE; “Increasing our devotion as we remember their last full measure of devotion!”      Most historians agree that the 272 word speech given by President Abraham Lincoln, on November 19, 1863, to dedicate the Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the greatest speeches of all time. Lincoln said, “The world will little note, […]

“FOLLOWING THE LORD IN BAPTISM-KISSING THE SON”

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May 232021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “FOLLOWING THE LORD IN BAPTISM-KISSING THE SON”.      One of the most controversial rock groups since the 1990’s is the rock group Korn.  The Chicago Tribune described the group as “perverts, psychopaths, and paranoiacs”.  Their heavy metal music and explicit lyrics had earned them quite a reputation-a bad one!  But they made news […]

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

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May 162021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:      A few years ago, there was a toy manufacturer that was considering making a jigsaw puzzle with pieces that did not fit together, no matter how much you poured over the puzzle, experimented with this combination, or that one, you would NEVER be able to fit all the pieces into the beautiful […]

GENUINE ACCEPTS US-JUST LIKE THAT!

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May 092021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:  GENUINE ACCEPTS US-JUST LIKE THAT!      David Redding, in his little book Jesus Makes Me Laugh, paints a picture of the Faithful Love of God in vivid imagery.  Read the words slowly.  Picture the scene he portrays so vividly.      “I had a beautiful ram.  The poor man next door had a beautiful […]

“The Road To…Going…Going…Gone!”

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May 022021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:  “The Road To…Going…Going…Gone!”      A wife came home from Church.  The husband, in his easy chair reading the paper, asked what the preacher preached about today.  She begins setting lunch on the table, and replies “Sin”.  The husband inquired further, “what did he say about it?”  His wife replied quite matter-of-factly-“he’s agin’ it!”  […]

HOW TO AVOID THE PATH THAT LEADS TO “DEADNESS INSIDE”.

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Apr 252021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: HOW TO AVOID THE PATH THAT LEADS TO “DEADNESS INSIDE”.          Chuck Colson, in his book Born Again, tells how he came to the conclusion that you can suceed, by all the standards of the world, even in pursuing all the right goals, and still end up empty and “totally dead inside”.  […]

“Our Permanent Halfway Spiritual Condition-lives of silent mediocrity!”

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Apr 182021
 

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE: “Our Permanent Halfway Spiritual Condition-lives of silent mediocrity!”      One of the greatest Christians I have ever met was Howard G. Hendricks, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary.  I was introduced to his ministry by my college room mate Dennis Suhling.  Some of my most treasured moments were the times I got to […]