What is a Christian to do? The Houston Five, Persecution

This past week has seen a firestorm of publicity about events in Houston, as the city of Houston has subpoenaed five area pastors requiring them to hand over copies of communications with members regarding a gay rights ordinance. An excellent article was posted by Pastor Scott Murray, who is a Houston-area pastor and a
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The Good News is Really Big!

Good News is really     When we think of the Gospel, we may remember that the word “Gospel” means “good news”.  In the Bible, that means the Good News about Jesus Christ.  Sometimes we fail to recognize how big that good news really is! Here’s what I mean by that: we often narrowly define “good news” as the death of Je
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Understanding the Bible

Growing to know God’s Word is one of the most important things a Christian can do.  Today we have Bibles in many translations and languages.  We have Bibles on our phones and tablets, online Bibles and audio Bibles. But do we understand what we are reading?  That’s always the key, isn’t it?  The Bible is mu
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Real Relationships

I’ll be the first to say that I love technology.  My family can tell you that I love to edit and make movies of our vacations and trips.  I have a smartphone and I use a computer an iPad at my office. And technology is not sinful in and of itself – but our obsession with it is, when we sacrifice relationshi
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Helping Others Grow

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others 2 Timothy 2:2 NIV   At the end of June our family took a vacation up to the northwest, where we visited quite a few family and friends. Like most people, I look forward to seeing
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