Tag Archives: character

At Calvary – Ep 22 – Christ confidence. The God-ward way we find our ability to do what He has asked of us.

This week we are thinking about self-confidence. It seems, in many ways, to be a slippery thing for us. Should we be talking about self confidence, or should we be talking about Christ confidence? Is this the God-ward way we … Continue reading

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Is Following Complicated?

Sometimes we make things difficult that are actually straight forward.  Have you ever put together a tent?  I have seen people spend what seemed like hours in a jumbled up mess.  Then, suddenly, they looked at the directions in a … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Ep 12 – Trust in the Lord… During a Pandemic?

We are in the middle of what our medical experts call a global pandemic. That means that there is a viral outbreak spreading across the globe. Yes, I am talking about the coronavirus. Our topic today: what does trusting the Lord look like during such an event? Continue reading

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The Character Necessary

In Acts 13 we see Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. Often, we focus on Paul and Barnabas’ success. Instead, think with me about their response to opposition and resistance. It is in opposition that we see Paul and Barnabas’ character shine through. Continue reading

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When No One is Looking

There is an old saying – “Character is what you do when no one is looking.” It was popularized by the man who wrote God’s Little Instruction Book. Henry Ford used a version of it when, speaking about quality, said, … Continue reading

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God is Dependable – What does that Mean?

When you think about trust, who is it that you truly trust? Yes, sometimes we have to lean on people who will disappoint us, but we don’t trust them, do we? It is necessity, not trust, that makes us lean … Continue reading

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The Reality of Heaven

Last Sunday I preached about what the Bible says about Hell. It is a heart wrenching topic. To balance that heavy subject, this week I want to think about Heaven. The great struggle in modern Christianity is that both of … Continue reading

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Believed Promises Change Lives

When we believe a promise, we do something about it. That is all faith is – the response to a promise from God that we believe. Continue reading

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Children’s Camp Overload

Hey everyone… I am overloaded!  With Children’s Camp and VBS coming I just haven’t gotten anything written for this week.  Here it is Thursday and I am still working on it!  So, I am choosing a guest column for my … Continue reading

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Lessons I want to Teach My Children (Part 3)

We are now ready for the next 5 of the “40 Lessons We Sought to Teach Our Children,” from Dennis and Barbara Rainey. Here are the second five: 11.  Keep your promises. 12. The power of the tongue for good … Continue reading

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