Tag Archives: Bible Study

New Sermon Series in the Works

I am currently in the middle of a sermon series on the book of 1 Peter. I will be in this series for several more weeks, but I am already beginning to do some groundwork on the next series. The problem … Continue reading

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It Has Always Been About Grace

Amazing Grace is a song that everyone knows.  I bet even your unbelieving family and friends know at least some of the words.  What amazes me is that most people, even non-Christians, like the song. Well, it is a good … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: 1 Corinthians 2:9

1 Corinthians 2:9 is a favorite verse for those who like to talk about the future joys of heaven.  It sounds great: What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared … Continue reading

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The Bible in Context: Philippians 4:8

Quoting Scripture from memory can be a wonderful thing.  But, as with most things, there are also dangers.  How often have you heard someone recite a verse in an effort to offer biblical wisdom to a situation only to realize … Continue reading

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Journibles – What a Concept!

Early this week, I returned from a pastors’ conference here in Michigan.  Conferences are always a great place to pick up free books and/or deep discounts on resources from the bookstores and publishers present. At this conference, I was given a … Continue reading

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Audio Files Are Being Re-Organized

If you are looking for my “Audio Files” page, which contained many of my old sermons, please note that I am currently working on a new version of that page.  I was never pleased with the number of steps involved … Continue reading

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Luke 16:19-31 “The Rich Man and Lazarus”: What It Does and Does Not Teach Us

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus tells a parable commonly known as The Rich Man and Lazarus.  It reads:    “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate … Continue reading

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Being a Shrewd Christian

Yesterday, I preached a sermon on the Parable of the Dishonest Manager, or more commonly known as the Parable of the Shrewd Steward.  The passage is found in Luke 16:1-13 and reads as follows: He also said to the disciples, … Continue reading

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Hearing the “Voice” of God

How many times have you heard someone say “God told me to  (fill in the blank) “?  I am not talking about the crazy person who says that God told him to blow up a day care center.  It is … Continue reading

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Please stop saying “And a little child shall lead them”…

Okay, for the millionth time, I have heard someone say “And a little child shall lead them” out of context.  Today it happened on the news as I heard the story of a young boy who is raising money for … Continue reading

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