Monthly Archives: August 2006

Being a W-3 Community, Part 2

  WITNESS SONG By Greg Eggleston I will sing my witness song, I will sing it all day long, For a world that’s gone so wrong, I will sing it loud and strong. If you know Jesus then sing along, … Continue reading

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Being a W-3 Community, Part 1

Because this has become so involved and because it involves a number of compelling matters, I’ve decided to present it in three installments. Some readers may have been playing along with my frivolity in previous posts as I’ve let the … Continue reading

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Almost there…

This has been another busy day. I am, however, beginning to get caught up. For those of you who are playing along with this one, here’s the final hint: (1) W E __ __ __ __ I N G (2) … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Back…

After a crazy week last week, it has taken me a couple of days to regroup. Lord willing, I’ll be back in the blogging saddle soon.In a few minutes I’ll be scooting out the door for an important teaching assignment. … Continue reading

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Developing a Disciple-Maker’s Heart

We’ve previously talked about our calling as followers of Jesus being rooted in the ideas brought to light Matthew 28:19-20, “18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. … Continue reading

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Crosswalks

The indicators are everywhere. You can’t miss them. Crossing guards are in place. Yellow busses with flashing strobe lights mounted on top are everywhere. The stores are packed with fast-moving, fully-focused shoppers all bent on finding the one item on … Continue reading

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Of Concerns and Cures

It was a special treat that I will long cherish. Nine holes of golf with my wife’s uncle. Being nearly 80, he’s been playing golf almost longer than I’ve been alive. He is still pretty good, too. Our afternoon was … Continue reading

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What Can I Do?

One bright morning a boy rushed to get up and get out to the beach. There had been a terrible storm the night before and he could just imagine all the treasures which had washed ashore during the night. When … Continue reading

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Praise the Lord, O My Soul

In the wee hours of the morning, as I think of others with whom I share this late night sojourn, words of comfort come to mind. They echo through the ages, because God has chosen to preserve them for us … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Worship…

Worship can speak of two distinct matters: It means to hold in high regard with extravagant honor and devotion. This comes from the Greek word LATREUO, which literally means to render service or homage. Worship also refers to the formal … Continue reading

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Heavenly Help

What are the hallmarks of a life that pleases God? Looking at the teaching of Jesus, it seems that love for God is at the core of such a life. The Apostle John reports that Jesus insistently stated, “If you … Continue reading

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As the Sunday School Goes…

Although he has gone to his reward, the ministry of Ira North enlightens us still. In his book “Balance, A Tried and Tested Formula for Church Growth,” he outlines a range of crucial factors involved in congregational development. He adopted … Continue reading

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TAKING ROOT – BEARING FRUIT, PART 2

My previous post was unfinished. In fact, I pursposely left the following question open for a few days: How do we go about taking root below and bearing fruit above? Greg’s comment reminded us that the idea of living in … Continue reading

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Taking Root Below – Bearing Fruit Above

Let’s just jump right into 2 Kings 19. Here we read about: — Hezekiah’s quandary: What to do in the day of distress? — Hezekiah’s reaction: Send word to Isaiah to pray for us. — Isaiah’s response: Tell Hezekiah that … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Tagged By Jim Martin…

Jim Martin writes one of my favorite blogs. This link will take you there: A Place for the God-Hungry. His posts are insightful and uplifting. I really appreciated yesterday’s post, because it gave me an opportunity to see inside Jim’s … Continue reading

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Are You Struggling With Your Juggling?

Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like you are meeting yourself coming and going? Does it sometimes feel like you are juggling your life’s tasks and you simply can’t keep up? It’s easy to feel … Continue reading

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Prepare to be Blessed!

Hebrews 2:14-18, The Message… Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed … Continue reading

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Eight Gifts that Don’t Cost a Penny

Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick … Continue reading

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Hope: An Anchor for the Soul

The promises of God are reliable and, therefore, provide a secure foundation for hope – A few thoughts regarding Hebrews 6:13-20… (1) God’s promises are received by those who patiently endure – Hebrews 6:13-15… …13When God made his promise to … Continue reading

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Grieving the Loss of a Parent

As I prepared to bring a memorial message for our dearly loved sister whose death was sudden and unexpected, I asked for and many people shared their thoughts which were a great help to me. One of the thoughtful helpers … Continue reading

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