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But God Has Not Changed

A radical cultural shift is currently occurring. Before our very eyes, our world is drastically changing. But the good news is that God has not changed. Whew, where should I start, as I try to synopsize the whirlwind of change we are seeing? How about terrorism? We have seen the despicable video clips associated with beheadings at the hands of … Continue Reading →

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Giveaway of My New Book, Transforming Moments with God

As some of you know my new book, “Transforming Moments with God,” was released a few weeks ago. It is a book of 90 devotions aimed at strengthening your relationship with God. This book reflects one of my passions. You see, I believe it is vital that we spend time in the Word of God and in prayer each and every … Continue Reading →

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Houston City Officials Demand Pastors to Turn Over Sermons?

Houston’s first openly gay mayor and her city council have issued subpoenas to a group of local pastors there. City officials are demanding that the pastors turn over sermons and notes that address homosexuality, gender identity, or Annise Parker, the mayor. Reportedly, the subpoenas represent the latest development in the fallout from a new non-discrimination ordinance. The city council passed … Continue Reading →

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Our Reasonable Service to God

What God calls reasonable, some Christians regard as extreme. They think that what He asks of their life is too much. But consider these words from Paul the apostle to the church at Rome: “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1). So what is a living sacrifice? In simplest terms, … Continue Reading →

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Pastor Knew He Had AIDS and Admitted Sleeping with Members

To me, this is about as sick and evil as it gets. Being a minister of the gospel and having been a pastor for many years, I find this almost inconceivable. In recent years, we preachers have done our share of making bad news while proclaiming the good news. I hardly ever make mention of such events on my blog. But … Continue Reading →

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Ways Christians Can Show “Love One to Another”

“By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another,” Jesus said to His disciples” (John 13:35). Not by how often we visit the house of God. Not by how much we serve in the local church. Not even by how much money we give to help the poor. But by the … Continue Reading →

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The Church and the Gospel Are for the “Sick”

The premise of the gospel is that our life is messed up and only God can fix it. That’s actually good news. Think about it. What if that were not the case? What if the Christian church and the gospel could only help those who already have it together? We would all be hopelessly lost. One day Jesus visited a … Continue Reading →