I read the following article and I thought you would enjoy it, so here it it! It is copied from Confessions #4 Epilogue”When he came there was no light. When he left there was no darkness.” The following is the conclusion of the talk from Bill Lepley:
I want to leave you with a challenge. A challenge about the kind of commitment it will take to continue to make a difference in this war we are in. Mark Batterson writes books that will mess with your head as this one will.
This year we are in an election season that will likely prove to be the most important election, not only of our lifetimes, but it may be the most important election in the history of our country. We as a people, are looking at two completely different views of how the US should be run and managed. If you don't do your civic duty and vote, all will be lost. WWJD! What would Jesus do? Well, you do what you think He would do. You may have noticed that I never speak from the pul
Today, Yvonne and I attended the viewing of one of our church friends from several years ago. In those days, we were leaders of a fantastic youth group which kept us busy dealing with all kinds of events etc. Since then, we have seen many of them at their funerals, and just today we spoke at the funeral home with one of our youth group about his grand children and what they are doing. It really seems strange that one half of a century has gone by and now we are old(er). But s
We can be grieved in many ways. Sometimes it is the death of a loved one or a close friend. We sometimes have trouble shaking it off. Then sometimes we are can't get past it for months or even years. But one day, sooner or later, grief is coming to us all. It is a natural part of life. One of the best testimonies I have ever heard came from Elisabeth Elliot whose husband, Jim Elliott, and four other men were speared to death in Ecuador several years ago. I think you will be
When I was about seven years of age, my brother and I were at our grandparents home in the Eli community visiting. We decided to go out into the sage brush field close to the house and play. The field was surrounded by woods.. Earlier that day, I had heard on the radio that if a panic situation happened, the last thing you want to do is panic! Well, everything was going well until I brought out some matches that I had spirited away earlier that day. I thought it might be fun
When we think of October, many of us think of Halloween! To little kids, Halloween can be a scary thought. But it's only make-believe! But on this date in 537 BCE, something truly frightening happened! It was on October 13, 537 BCE that the grandson of the great king Nebuchadnezzar ll threw a party for all of his friends. They sinned when they brought the holy vessels they had taken from the Lord's house, and drank from them. You can read about it below. It's worth the time.
Parallelism suggests a connection of meaning through an echo of form. During the wilderness wanderings of the Hebrews who had been led from Egyptian bondage, at the behest of God through Moses, they went directly to the Promised Land, (Canaan). But when they refused to enter the land of Canaan due to their disobedience which showed itself through their flagrant refusal to follow God's instructions to save themselves and to enter into His rest, they were mirroring a future eve
You may have participated in the old "Shell and Nut" game. The object of the game is simple. A nut is place under a half nut shell, then it is placed on the table along with two other half shells that have nothing under them. The person conducting the game moves the three shells around on the table and your part is to make sure you don't lose sight of the shell with the nut under it. That's very hard to do! The manipulator does everything possible to distract you from keeping
In Joshua 24, we read, "15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” This conversation happened when Moses had come down from the mountain with the two stone tablets containing the Law of the 10 commandments. When Moses returned from the