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Choose ways for children to experience God’s love

August 22, 2015 “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’” (Matthew 19:14) We worry about our children. more »»

There is always a chair at the table of God for you

August 15, 2015 “Then Jesus declared, I am the Bread of Life. They who come to me will never go hungry and they who believe in me will never be thirst. more »»

Temptations are an actual part of our daily lives

August 8, 2015 At fellowship time after church one Sunday in Mayfield, there on the table was a plateful of cookies. more »»

We’re confronted with frightening images of violence

August 1, 2015 Nearly every day, as we watch or listen to the news, read newspapers or scan headlines on the Internet, we are confronted with frightening images and stories of violence around the world and in our... more »»

What one believes in matters a great deal

July 25, 2015 When I was a child and starting to attend Sunday School, I can remember family, friends and neighbors saying things like, “It doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as you believe something. more »»

The church has lost its sense of desperation for God

July 18, 2015 In May, I had the opportunity to travel to Russia to speak at a pastor’s conference in the city of Tambov. The entire experience was a great revelation to me. more »»

Life’s journey is difficult with too much baggage

July 11, 2015 When we travel on an airplane, we are allowed a carry-on. We typically pay for additional luggage to be checked in. The reason for this is we cannot weigh the plane down with our stuff. more »»

Leaving a legacy of love to those around us

July 4, 2015 Just last week, I had the distinct honor of being asked to offer a message to the Mayfield High School seniors at a baccalaureate service held in Mayfield Center Presbyterian Church, and I thought... more »»

Why is it so hard for people to let go and forgive?

June 27, 2015 “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. more »»

A house often becomes a home through suffering

June 20, 2015 Some people think the church is dead. I disagree. The church is alive, particularly when it is a house, a home and a family. more »»

Instead of helping me, God, help someone else

June 13, 2015 New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford was flying from San Diego to attend a team practice session in late May, but poor weather forced him to land in Washington, D.C. more »»

Context key to understanding passages in the Bible

June 6, 2015 Have you been watching “A.D. The Bible Continues,” a 12-episode series about the lives of Christians following Jesus death and resurrection, shown on the NBC network Sundays at 9 p.m. more »»

All Christians have before-and-after pictures of themselves

May 30, 2015 It’s happened more times than I remembe. more »»

In all of our endeavors, may we be renewed

May 23, 2015 Renew Your church, its ministries restore:both to serve and adore. Make us again as salt throughout the land, and as light from a stand. more »»

God is the author of creation and we are his creatures

May 16, 2015 Now that the weather is warmer, the earth has once again come to lif. more »»

Love is a personal choice, not simply an emotion

May 9, 2015 Jesus said, “This is my command: Love each other.” John 15:17. I believe that love is not an emotion, but a choice. Every morning, I choose to love my wife. more »»

Will others see evidence of Jesus through you today?

May 2, 2015 I met Jesus in the park last week. Actually, I met Jesus in the park every day last week and many different times last week and we had many conversations, all in Parque Central in Antigua, Guatemal. more »»

Receive sustaining water by believing in Jesus

April 25, 2015 The news recently has told of terrible wildfires in California. Images are shown of tall grass, brown, and crackling from lack of water, and dried-out lakebed. more »»

God loves us so much that he provides for our every need

April 18, 2015 One of my favorite hymns holds a wonderful message for each of us: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you, Alleluia, Alleluia. more »»

Sunday is God’s day; it’s a day to go to church

April 11, 2015 A few years back, I wrote an article for the Clergy Corner about the importance of Sunday church and family time. I believe the importance of the message is worth mentioning here again. more »»



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