December 7, 2016

Leadership from Nehemiah

We have wrapped up our exciting series through Nehemiah, and I want to highlight some leadership takeaways from his life and ministry. Timing is critical when making decisions. Nehemiah waited four months from the time he heard of Jerusalem's disgrace until the moment he shared...

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February 16, 2016

EVANGELICALS AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICAL SHAG

The Carolina political shag dance of the primary is in full swing. Every citizen should vote. Every vote counts. As Christians we are citizens of a republic in which our votes count. They do not count if we do not vote. It is fairly (not...

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December 22, 2015

CHRISTMAS PEACE

The Christmas standard “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” contains the familiar line “War is over if you want it, war is over now.” Lennon captured the sentiment of peace activists during a time in our history when many attempted to help us imagine a world...

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November 13, 2015

PERU, POVERTY, AND RICHES

A spiritually rich life begins with a confession of spiritual poverty. That is my understanding of Jesus’ words in His Sermon on the Mount. He began a series of 8 blessings with this statement: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom...

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October 14, 2015

3 REALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN TRANSITIONS . . .

The Israelites had to be wondering what God was up to as He sent plague after plague upon the Egyptians. After all, they were still clinging to His promise to deliver them while their situation kept growing worse! We find that a lot was going...

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September 23, 2015

GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS…

10 Quick Ironies in Exodus (1 & 2)   What Pharaoh intends as a source of water (the Nile) to kill the Hebrews boys is used by God to save Moses.   Jochebed and Amram attempt to save their baby from Pharaoh and in doing...

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September 19, 2015

SEEK

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”- Jeremiah 29:13 God has said that His house was to be called a House of Prayer (Matthew 21:13). The Temple represented the presence of God among His people in Scripture....

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September 2, 2015

A LIVING HOPE: THE MAIN TAKE-AWAYS

A LIVING HOPE: THE MAIN TAKE-AWAYS “Never deprive someone of hope, it may be all he or she has.” I have recalled that statement over the years as a Christian because I have discovered the necessity of hope. If you are like me, life has...

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June 26, 2015

A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE SCOTUS LEGALIZATION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

I discovered the breaking news of the SCOTUS decision today to legalize same-sex marriage as I was driving down the road on our family vacation. I am deeply saddened by this decision primarily because it violates the clear teaching of Scripture regarding marriage. The implications...

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