Guidelines for Preaching

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “…preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2 ESV In ordination services the charge to newly commissioned ministers includes the admonition to, “preach the word.” However you don’t hear to much about “reprove and rebuke and exhort…” After almost(…)

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Checking the List

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of(…)

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Not Giving in to Nay Sayers

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “Now when Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies heard that I had built the wall and that there was no breach left in it…Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come and let us meet together….” But they intended to do me harm. And(…)

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Back Together

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all, and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms.” Ezekiel 37:22 ESV A common illusion is for the magician to take a(…)

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Showers of Blessing

Since last night I have been fighting a cold and the loss of my voice. The first “seasonal” type of sickness since my health crisis, which is good. I was able to get out this morning to our men’s breakfast at the church. My friend Gary Ozello from CSU shared his story of faith. It(…)

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Judging the Judge

BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY…. “Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just.” Ezekiel 33:17 ESV “It’s not fair!” yells one sibling to a parent when they make a decision about their brother or sister. It seems that the concept of “fairness” is(…)

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