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Sacrifice and Worship

Recent trends in the church have included the move towards social justice. I believe this is a very important shift in the focus and ministry of the church. From what I have seen though is this movement has been motivated more by perceived needs of the world and the culture’s own move towards causes rather…

Go and Do Likewise

This past weekend, we hosted a party in our home for about 35 people. One of the things about having people in your home is the need to have it clean and tidy for when they arrive. This is especially true if they are staying over. We make sure the bathroom is neat, there is…

Seeing Beyond the Circumstances

Trials are hardships and difficulties over which we have no control. We read the story of Job and wonder how we could have endured such hardship and loss. In the New Testament, we read the words of Peter in his first letter, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come…

Lessons on Death from Jesus

I went to the doctor today for my usual checkup. It is interesting as one gets older how the body changes and more limitations are discovered. There are more aches and pains and mortality becomes more of a reality than in the past. Now to alleviate anyone’s curiosity, my visit to the doctor was good. That…

My New Year’s “Resolution”

I was thinking about New Year’s coming up and the things I’d like to see changed in my life. Now as many of you know, I don’t like making resolutions…mainly because I break them all! But there are things in my life and ministry I’d like to see change. The one area that has really…