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Sometimes, annual events like Pastor Appreciation Month can be more about not forgetting to recognize your pastors instead of a time to really encourage them. So as a former pastor, I want to give you a few things to think about this October. Offer praise, not pity. Although ministry life[...]

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A man once saw a bald eagle soaring in circles. Suddenly the eagle dropped out of the sky and caught a weasel in its talons. Amazingly, as the eagle flew away the weasel began to eat the breast of the eagle. The man watched as the weasel tore away at[...]

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The Snare of Our Words President Calvin Coolidge was famously known as a man of few words. His nickname was “Silent Cal.” His wife, Grace, told the story of a young woman who sat next to her husband at a dinner party. She told Coolidge she had a bet with[...]

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Difficulties are just a fact of life because we live in a corrupt, evil, and fallen world. But many times we find ourselves in a difficult situation because we’ve walked right into one of the enemy’s snares. Merriam-Webster defines a snare as, “something by which one is entangled, involved in[...]

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A family from New York moved West and bought a cattle ranch. When friends came to visit and inquired about the ranch’s name, the would-be-rancher replied, “I wanted to name it The Bar-J. My wife favored Suzy-Q. One of our sons wanted The Flying-W and the other liked The Lazy-Y.[...]

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Every once in a while I get to be part of something truly special. One such time came in August at Parkway Baptist Church in Evans, Georgia. I was scheduled for a typical four-day revival from Sunday through Wednesday, but what happened was anything but typical. Sunday morning was incredible.[...]

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You can live your life in one of three ways: waste it, spend it, or invest it. Psalm 90:12 challenges us to think about our purpose as we approach each new day, “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” In order to[...]

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As an evangelist, a great deal of my time is spent preaching revival services. In my experience it takes more than printing the word “revival” in the Sunday bulletin for a fellowship of believers to be revived. So what is the essential ingredient to genuine revival? It’s brokenness. The problem[...]

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In each generation the Church struggles with the issues of its day. It’s interesting to watch the various responses when these issues are in direct opposition to God’s Word. Bible-believing pastors and churches who take a strong stance on Scripture find themselves under assault, but that is the exception today[...]

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