Category Archives: relationship-with-the-world

Believers And Alcohol: Some Awkward Questions

A pastor recently stated to us that he was seeing more believers with drinking issues.  As America has become one big drinking party, should we be surprised? Should committed believers be part of the problem or the answer? May I … Continue reading

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“My Religion Is Personal”

Jackson said, “My religion is personal to me.” Bill replied, “Yes. And Jesus had nails driven through His hands and feet for you. Was that personal?”

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Relationship-driven? Am I Pop Culture Or Godly Core Values?

Does peer pressure jerk me around–tell me what to do? Do I change depending on the group  I am with–a leaf in the wind? If others do not accept my core values do they accept me? Do I have courage, … Continue reading

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Let The Unjust Remain Unjust

Rebellion has many faces. When a people lose their moorings—forget who brought them to the dance — it becomes crazy time—like unlocking the cages at the zoo. “the way of transgressors is hard” (Prov 13.15). Expect the nut bars to … Continue reading

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Is Life A Heartache? Tired Of Cheap Sugar?

MOST SETTLE FOR THE SMALL PLEASURES OF LIFE. THESE DROWN OUT SEEKING GOD, GETTING SAVED, REAL PEACE, MEANING AND ETERNAL LIFE.  BOREDOM, DESPERATION, ADDICTIONS, SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOR AND SELF-DESTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS TAKE OVER. SOME ARE FLYING BLIND, REALLY HURTING, SPIRITUAL TRAIN WRECKS, … Continue reading

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The Power Of Silence

    Is there power in  silence? Power in remaining quiet?  The power of zero? Zippo. 1 Peter 3.1ff tells the godly wife to win her unsaved husband by her behavior while remaining silent. No nagging or preaching to him at … Continue reading

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Dangers of Entering Show Business

  Is it spiritually wise for highminded people to enter the wild, rocky world of Hollywood or show business? What are some risks? Questions. Here are some thoughts to consider. Would it build up or tear down my core values and … Continue reading

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America Is Composed Of Many Subcultures

             What is America? Is the USA of Hollywood and the entertainment industry the true America? Or is America the Wall Street and New York City glitz and glam? Or is America an extension of the sports … Continue reading

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Like More Influence In Your Relationships? Want Deep Dish, Life Changing Power?

  Like more relationship influence? More deep, rich, relationship impact? Some individuals can speak quietly yet with authority, conviction, impact. Some prefer a more trivial pursuit agenda. Our culture bombards us with glitz, filth, froth and foam. Still,  we need not allow … Continue reading

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A Restaurant Prayer Offends

TJ was speaking to our congregation recently. He was a candidate for the office of deacon.   TJ told of an incident where he was thanking God for his food in a restaurant. Afterwards a man who overheard him praying told … Continue reading

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