The Beverly Hillbillies on Tour

The story is told of a man who pulled up at a large public campsite. His station wagon was piled high. It looked like the' Beverly Hillbillies on tour. There was stuff tied on everywhere. When the car stopped at its designated parking space, a bunch of kids jumped out...

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Classic Italian, Dutch and Witches

No two people's experience with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is exactly the same for God leads us in individual paths in ways that His name will be glorified. I know of a man who received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit at a FGBMI convention. Prior to his baptism, he...

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Denominational Burial

John 17:22-23 "I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." NIVThere didn't seem...

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The Forest of the Shire

Matt 12:33 "Either make the tree sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit." AMPThere once was a...

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Knowing From God

I once had an unmarried secretary who was happily dating a young man who also worked for the church. They were growing closer day by day. Everyone could see this relationship was going to end up in marriage. They were already discussing it seriously. One Sunday night...

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Underwater Basket-Weaving Class

Some years ago I heard a joke about a class that could be taken in college that was a "fluff' class. The joking reference was made that it would be like an "underwater basket-weaving class." Little did I know the truth of that reference! Do you know how baskets are...

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Sowing Discord

During the years I invested in the pastoral ministry, there was one occasion when some parents in the church brought their teenage daughter to me. She was pressuring them to let her participate in some high school activities for seniors that made them feel...

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