Invitation or Command?

Charging Your Batteries

"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith." (Matthew 21:22 ESV)We require power to do anything. Sometimes, the power comes from within, but often we need external power.In many cases, this external power is supplied by electricity, and we...

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Welcoming or Restrictive?

I appreciate church services that are thoughtfully planned and well directed. I enjoy good music and lots of interesting material. But is it possible that the devil sometimes uses our good plans and activities to get in the way of welcoming others?The ministry of...

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Choice to Be Positive

In 1948, a friend introduced me to his younger sister. In 1956, I married her. From the time we first met, I was impressed by how positive she was.I was all the more impressed when I learned that in 1937, living in Trail, British Columbia, Canada, when she was eight...

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Hands

:Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand." (Psalm 73:23 ESV)I was sitting on my balcony, watching my hands show a slight tremor, and I thought about the value of our hands. Some months ago, I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease, and...

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What About the People?

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?" (Mark 8:36 ESV)Years ago, we had a tradition of enjoying a good roast beef dinner after worship on Sunday. To minimize Sunday work, the vegetables would be prepared on Saturday evening. The...

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Ambassadors

"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us." (2 Corinthians 5:20a ESV) Wikipedia describes an ambassador as a person who represents an entity and does so in a positive manner. Almost half a century ago, I was a senior financial officer...

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