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The Fall of a Godly Nation – Conclusion: Is It Too Late For America? 2014-09-20
Passing the Mantle – The Failure of a Godly Father 2014-09-06
When God Has Had Enough 2014-08-19
Parading Your Own Glory – The Consequences of Hezekiah’s Pride 2014-07-03
Lest Any Man Should Boast – Sennacherib Blasphemes Jehovah 2014-06-11
God Listens and Restores – Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery 2014-06-01
The Folly of Not Trusting God 2014-05-23
Contemplate God’s Sovereignty 2014-05-17
Intentional Deceit 2014-04-22
but God … 2014-03-25
Experiencing The Indwelling Life of Christ 2014-03-02
Successful Execution of the Wrong Plan 2014-02-13
Revival Before the Fall 2014-01-25
The Fall of A Godly Nation 2014-01-17
Calling Evil Good – The Abortion Tragedy 2013-12-29
God Came Down To Our Place – a Christmas Devotion 2013-12-23
OMG – Oh My God! 2013-12-20
Moving On – In Accordance With God’s Will 2013-11-28
Brokenness 2013-10-15
If I Were the Devil 2013-09-23
From Persecutor to Persecuted 2013-08-22
The Spindly Grapevine 2013-07-19
Our Source of Courage 2013-06-17
Be Strong in The Lord! 2013-05-19
God is Faithful!! 2013-05-10
In the Midst of Counselors 2013-04-29
A Servant’s Attitude 2013-04-10
A Debt You Owe But Can Never Pay 2013-03-15
A True Hero 2013-03-07
Be Joyful in Hope 2013-02-26
Our Comforter 2013-02-15
Formed for God’s Purpose 2013-02-03
God Will Provide 2013-01-24
An Attitude of Thanklessness 2013-01-12
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 4 2012-12-26
Where Was God? 2012-12-19
If You Want to Hear God Laugh, Tell Him You Have a Plan 2012-12-14
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 3 2012-12-09
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 2 2012-11-27
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 1 2012-11-20
An Attitude of Thankfulness 2012-11-13
An Anchor in the Time of the Storm 2012-11-07
Hope and Change 2012-10-27
Calling Evil Good – The Abortion Tragedy 2012-10-14
Pray With Confidence 2012-09-23
On Class Warfare and Demonizing the Rich 2012-08-29
Let Us Reason Together 2012-08-17
God’s Solution for Anxiety 2012-07-29
Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul – Update 2012-07-14
On Child Sacrifice 2012-07-01
A Recollection – Pine Lake Baptist Church Fire – June, 1996 2012-06-24
So Where Is My Choice? A Father’s Day Message on the Sanctity of Life 2012-06-17
The Lost Generation 2012-06-08
His Grace is Sufficient for Me 2012-06-01
Gay Marriage Rally 2012-05-25
The Sanctity of Marriage 2012-05-25
Sin’s Earthly Consequences 2012-05-18
God’s Glory Roll 2012-05-11
In His Time 2012-04-24
When God Has Had Enough 2012-04-09
In His Own Image 2011-12-27
The Word Became Flesh – A Christmas Devotional 2011-12-21
The Believer’s Sufficiency in Christ 2011-11-30
Blessings in Disguise* – a Thanksgiving Devotional 2011-11-24
Do! – A Call to Right Christian Action 2011-11-23
Seven Keys to Successful Christian Living 2011-11-16
Lifestyle Choices and Biblical Truth 2011-11-04
Revisiting … “On Christians Spreading Rumors and Gossip in the Church” 2011-10-28
Do Not Fear 2011-10-16
What Is A Friend? 2011-09-23
On Not Being Fed 2011-09-20
Believers as Givers versus Takers 2011-09-05
On Biblical Giving to the Local Church 2011-07-28
On Christians Spreading Rumors and Gossip in the Church 2011-06-09
The Servant Who Suffered For Us – An Easter Devotional 2011-05-22
On Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law 2011-05-12
On Harboring a Grudge 2011-03-26
How to Become a Christian 2011-03-05
The Bread of Life 2011-03-05
On Radical Islam and Jihad 2011-02-25
On Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood 2011-02-23
Christianity versus Islam 2011-02-18
Salvation Brings About Positive Change 2011-02-14
Is Anything too Hard for God? 2011-02-08
Facing Tough Times 2011-01-31
On the Sanctity of Life and Abortion 2011-01-25
On Proper Corporate Worship 2011-01-21
Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul 2011-01-13
That’s A Good Place to Say Amen 2011-01-08
Committed to a Different Lifestyle 2011-01-03
The Proper Order 2011-01-01
How Great Thou Art 2010-12-27
The Greatest Gift Ever Given 2010-12-25
Fully God, Fully Man!! 2010-11-29

 

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A Debt You Owe But Can Never Pay 2013-03-15 No matter how well you handle your finances, save your money for a rainy day, do good deeds, live honestly, and pay your debts on a timely basis, there is still  A Debt You Owe But Can Never Pay … the sin debt!  … The only way for the sin debt to be satisfied and paid in full is by accepting Jesus as Savior and Lord.
A Recollection – Pine Lake Baptist Church Fire – June, 1996 2012-06-24 How God used Pine Lake Baptist Church to help change the tide of the negative international media reporting in 1996 regarding an unusual increase in the number of church fires.
A Servant’s Attitude 2013-04-10 Just what do I mean by the term servant? And what is it about these two men that qualify them to be called a servant? Let’s turn to the scriptures for an example of a servant that each of us should be emulating in both attitude and action.
A True Hero 2013-03-07 So what is a True Hero?  And how do you identify a True Hero?  The Bible offers a number of examples of true heroism that have withstood the test of time.  In speaking about faith, the writer of Hebrews 11 mentions many of them including Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and Rahab.
An Anchor in the Time of the Storm 2012-11-07 God Almighty knows that we will face such adversity throughout our lives.  He knew the storms in our life would have the potential to sweep us away. So God provided a sure anchor for us in such times.  That anchor is Jesus!
An Attitude of Thankfulness 2012-11-13 I have so much for which to be thankful: my personal faith in the one and only triumvirate Almighty God, my wife, my children and grandchildren, … my great-grandchild, my extended family, my church, a happy life in a free country full of opportunity, my health, my material blessings, even my trials and temptations … an endless list!
An Attitude of Thanklessness 2013-01-12 An attitude of thanklessness takes our focus away from the Lord promoting pettiness and occupation with self, people, and problems which in turn cause depression and ultimately hopelessness.  Let us place our focus on living as God’s children instead of the world’s children.
Be Joyful in Hope 2013-02-26 What is your concept of hope?  And how can there be joy in life’s dire circumstances?  The Bible teaches that circumstances must not dictate the Christian’s hope and joy in this life.  God’s hope and joy are independent of our circumstances.  How can that be?
Be Strong in The Lord! 2013-05-19 God knows, God cares and God will provide! Our God is strong and mighty! He is up to the battle. He knows and wants what is best for Sawyer. The strength to face the uncertain days ahead for Ashlyn and Josh and the rest of their extended family will come from our faith in one all-powerful source: The Lord God Almighty!
Believers as Givers versus Takers 2011-09-05 The primary purpose of this article is to point out some of the fundamental differences between givers and takers and hopefully persuade some believers to move from being a taker to a giver.  I hope you will find the information helpful.
Blessings in Disguise* – a Thanksgiving Devotional 2011-11-24 At times I have been so focused on “asking” in my prayer life that I have often neglected to thank God for “the storms, the wintertime, the nighttime, and the sickroom experiences” that my wife and I have faced over the years.
Brokenness 2013-10-15 Once broken, God can mold us and re-make us into what He wants us to be.  No matter how hard we try on our own, we cannot re-make ourselves.  He is the Creator of all that is.  He knows the minutest detail about each of us … even the placement of every hair on our body.  Healing and re-making God’s creation is God’s business.
but God … 2014-03-25 Man has his own ideas about how things should work here on earth, but God may have an entirely different plan in mind.   If we allow Him to do so, God will show man His will In His Time to prosper, protect, defeat, strengthen, lead, correct, comfort, heal, teach, punish, approve, restore, forgive and even save us from our sins!  Praise God for who He is!
Calling Evil Good – The Abortion Tragedy 2012-10-14 This is a significant update to an article first posted on October 14, 2012 … support for the Sanctity of Life continues to spiral downward.  The Bible clearly teaches that it is the Christian’s responsibility to sow what is right, oppose what is wrong, and to leave it up to God to do what is within His Holy will.  This is without regard to what the government legislates.  Doing what is right in the sight of God is not an option … it is a mandate.
Calling Evil Good – The Abortion Tragedy 2013-12-29 Abortion is the curse of our times and has lowered the world to a level of depravity never before experienced.  When we as a people can place more value on an Eagle Egg than we do a Human Being, what does that say about us?  Christians, we should be shouting from the rooftops that abortion is unjustified killing … MURDER!
Christianity versus Islam 2011-02-18 In 1984 I recall reading a Newsweek Magazine article that greatly troubled me.  The article depicted two Muslim fathers, one from Iraq and the other from Iran, which had “lost” their soldier sons in the Iraq/Iran war.  Both of the sons were a mere 12 years old.
Committed to a Different Lifestyle 2011-01-03 The Bible teaches that Christians are to stand out, to be different from the world, and to adopt the behavior of Christ.
Contemplate God’s Sovereignty 2014-05-17 As I write this article I am recovering from my second round of serious colon surgery in the last six months.  At three score and ten years of age, this is really the first time I have had significant surgery that requires an extensive recovery period.  I must admit that I am surprised that the physical recovery has been much more difficult than I anticipated.
Do Not Fear 2011-10-16 Trusting in our own strength in perilous times is such a feeble approach to life when we have the All Powerful Jehovah God as our protector.
Do! – A Call to Right Christian Action 2011-11-23 Why is it so hard for man to “do” what is right?  An easy answer is that while God created man in His own image, He also gave man the ability to choose.  One can conclude that it’s by choice that man makes most of his own decisions and turns those into his own actions.
Experiencing The Indwelling Life of Christ 2014-03-02 So many today are trying to claim Christianity apart from Jesus, THE Christ, THE Messiah, THE Savior, THE Son of God, God Himself.  They call themselves Christian for many reasons.  Some claim Christianity because they admire Jesus. Some say they are Christians because they were raised in a home where their parents were Christian.  Others refer to themselves as Christians because they attend a Christian church.  Some say they are Christians because they believe in God. …
Facing Tough Times 2011-01-31 It is a given that all of us will face tough times at one time another in our lives. Some people move from one crisis to the next . . . illness of parents, personal illness, rebellious teenagers, depression, job loss, financial burdens, divorce, the so-called “mid-life crisis”. The list is endless.
Formed for God’s Purpose 2013-02-03 Do you have an ultimate purpose for your life? Are you driven to rise to the top of the corporate world? Do you want to accumulate vast wealth? Do you want to be a great political leader? Is great fame your goal? Are you still chasing that teenage dream of becoming a famous sports star? …
From Persecutor to Persecuted 2013-08-22 Christian, God can use unjust persecution aimed at you for His positive purpose. Don’t be discouraged when you are persecuted for God’s sake.  God just may have something amazing in mind for you to counter that persecution!
Fully God, Fully Man!! 2010-11-29 The great price that Jesus Christ paid for the forgiveness of our sins.
Gay Marriage Rally 2012-05-25 A sickening development … bowing to those who want to destroy the very fiber of our nation!  If you don’t think TV and the mass media can influence the general populace to adopt lifestyles totally opposite from what the Bible teaches, take a look at the article below by Mark Z. Barabak in the Los Angeles Times.
God Came Down To Our Place – a Christmas Devotion 2013-12-23 Christmas is all about “God with us” versus “everything else with us” such as Santa, trees, lights, elves, reindeer presents, toys, family, children, grandchildren, friends, parties, etc.
God is Faithful!! 2013-05-10 “Baby Murphy,” our much-anticipated great-grandson has arrived!!  Our granddaughter, Ashlyn and her husband Josh are the parents of Sawyer Joshua Murphy.  Sawyer was born early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013 at 12:09am at the Gwinnett Medical Center.  Sawyer weighed in at eight pounds even and 21 3/4 inches long.  As diagnosed in advance by the medical team, Sawyer was born with multiple heart issues that will require multiple surgeries.
God Listens and Restores – Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery 2014-06-01 Did God change His mind regarding Hezekiah’s future and instead heal him of his fatal illness?  If you followed what was included in the background above, then you know the answer.
God Will Provide 2013-01-24 Troubles are sometimes the prelude to opportunity … opportunity to triumph over adversity … opportunity to gain a better understanding of ourselves and others … opportunity to face a problem head-on … opportunity to allow God to take over a situation for us … opportunity to help someone else through their similar troubles … opportunity to give glory to God for His great loving kindness.
God’s Glory Roll 2012-05-11 When you are saved, God writes your name down in “The Lamb’s Book of Life.”  The “Lamb” is Jesus.  It is His book.  It is God’s Glory Roll.  The names of all those who are going to Heaven through the saving grace of Jesus Christ are written there and will be there for eternity.
God’s Solution for Anxiety 2012-07-29 So God’s Solution for Anxiety is not really that hard to apply to the Christian’s life.  It is a choice, a choice that we should make.   Given that, here’s a question I’ve asked myself:  Why did it take me so long to turn over my anxiety to Him?
His Grace is Sufficient for Me 2012-06-01 God’s grace is not something that is earned, rather it is provided freely to those who trust in the all mighty, all powerful, all sufficiency of the Lord.
Hope and Change 2012-10-27 Real “change” requires true repentance and a willingness to give up old worldly ways for dealing with life’s issues.  Israel was blessed when they followed God’s instruction and they suffered greatly when they didn’t.  Partial repentance is not enough.  We can’t pick and choose the portions of God’s Word with which we want to agree.  There is no bargaining with God.  It is His way or our way.  His way leads to real hope and change.
How Great Thou Art 2010-12-27 You would think that after singing this hymn so many times it would become old and routine to me.  Yet every time I sing it, the words “well up” inside of me and I feel the power of God working through its presentation.
How to Become a Christian 2011-03-05 The steps that you need to follow to become a Christian
If I Were the Devil 2013-09-23 Along your way you will experience doubt, discouragement, detours and distractions – all products of the devil.  The devil wants to sidetrack you as you attempt to lead a successful life in Christ.  Satan will attack your mind in secret tempting you to lead a double life.   Thankfully, there is a way to avoid the wiles of the devil.  The Christian has the armor of God available
If You Want to Hear God Laugh, Tell Him You Have a Plan 2012-12-14 I have thought about this saying repeatedly over the last month and have laughed along with God at myself and how many times I shared my plans with Him only to have Him in His great wisdom laugh at me and guide me to His plan instead.
In His Own Image 2011-12-27 For this article, let’s focus on just one question:  Why would God create man in His own image?
In His Time 2012-04-24 God alone is in control of time!!!  Time is His.  He does things “in His time.”  God was there before time was established. God was there at creation and He created everything “in His time.”
In the Midst of Counselors 2013-04-29 When making important decisions, the individual advice from someone of great wisdom is golden.  The collective advice from a group of wise counselors can be priceless.
Intentional Deceit 2014-04-22 Third in the series “The Fall of a Godly Nation.   The Lies and Intimidation of Sennacherib.
Is Anything too Hard for God? 2011-02-08 Sometimes it seems like you are facing insurmountable odds.  This is especially true in times of great personal difficulty.  You’ve tried everything on your own, including seeking the help and trusted advice of others and nothing seems to work out positively.
Lest Any Man Should Boast – Sennacherib Blasphemes Jehovah 2014-06-11 Jerusalem was terrified.  But God had a plan.  Isaiah prophesied that under God the Assyrian army would withdraw and Sennacherib would meet his demise without taking Jerusalem.
Let Us Reason Together 2012-08-17 God invites man to reason with Him.  Reasoning with God requires that man respect God’s position and His far superior perfect knowledge.  Man must reason with God on His terms.  Doing the opposite or leaving God out of our reasoning altogether is a guarantee for disaster.
Lifestyle Choices and Biblical Truth 2011-11-04 Unfortunately, otherwise Godly Christian leaders have fallen prey to believe in situational ethics by supporting lifestyle choices that are diametrically opposed to what God’s Word teaches.
Moving On – In Accordance With God’s Will 2013-11-28 Listening to God is essential to walking with God.  Take that first step with faith believing that God will reveal your next move when you need to know.  There is no need for a Christian to remain in a state of confusion as to God’s will for their life.
OMG – Oh My God! 2013-12-20 So, what does it mean to “take the name of the Lord your God in vain?”  I like John Piper’s explanation.  Piper explains that the idea of vanity is involved.  Behind the command is the admonition that when we do this we “empty the name.”  It is not about the tone of the voice nor the circumstances about which the phrase is used.  It is “speaking of God in a way that empties Him of His significance.”
On Biblical Giving to the Local Church 2011-07-28 Why do so many fail to give generously to their church?  You won’t be shocked by my overly simplistic conclusion.
On Child Sacrifice 2012-07-01 How can so many blatantly ignore that the “murder” of an unborn baby, a child, or an adult for that matter, is totally against what God and the Holy Bible teach us about the sanctity of life?  Yet all three branches of our government … executive, legislative and judicial … have  proposed, discussed, passed and verified under close examination that abortion is legal in the USA
On Christians Spreading Rumors and Gossip in the Church 2011-06-09 Nothing hurts a church more than the spreading of false rumors and gossip. Being honest with ourselves, all Christians must admit that at one time or another we have spread rumors.
On Class Warfare and Demonizing the Rich 2012-08-29 Those who unmercifully attacked Dan Cathy for days on end know little about this fine man, his strong Christian values, neither his family nor their successful business.  Some have even said and/or insinuated that Cathy is a hate monger who excludes those who do not agree with his religious position. Nothing could be further from the truth.
On Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood 2011-02-23 Those who think that the Muslim Brotherhood supports a truly democratic outcome for Egypt … have either purposefully ignored, or failed to understand, the history of the group and particularly their still existing motto.
On Harboring a Grudge 2011-03-26 At its worst, harboring a grudge can lead to bitterness, gossip, estrangement, slander and even hatred.  At its best, harboring a grudge can lead to a lack of commitment, subversion of cooperation, undue negative influence on others … especially those who are weaker in the faith.
On Not Being Fed 2011-09-20 I can recall a number of instances over my lifetime where a rather mature Christian has shared with me their dissatisfaction with the leadership and/or direction of their local church.
On Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law 2011-05-12 Pakistan’s laws are diametrically opposed to those of the USA when it comes to the freedom of religion.
On Proper Corporate Worship 2011-01-21 More congregations are turning away from the Biblical worship model (psalms, hymns, scripture, prayer, offering including tithing and giving, Bible based preaching, invitation to receive Christ as Savior, communion, baptism) in favor of a crowd pleasing, self-serving program designed to make people feel good.
On Radical Islam and Jihad 2011-02-25 Radical Islamists will do whatever it takes to accomplish what they believe Allah has ordained them to do.
On the Sanctity of Life and Abortion 2011-01-25 I am burdened by the way that we so easily brush off the “lawful” murder/sacrifice of unborn children in the US.
Our Comforter 2013-02-15 I was born the first time during the midst of World War II.  I was born the second time twelve years later.  No, I did not physically die, nor was I reincarnated.  But both births were miraculous.  My first birth was physical in nature.  My second birth was spiritual.  I was directly involved in both births, but primarily as a participant.   Someone else did all of the hard work for me.
Our Source of Courage 2013-06-17 How is it possible that two relatively young Christians can continuously exhibit so much Christian faith and genuine courage as they face such difficult times?   How did they muster the strength to continue in the face of such heartbreak?  What can we learn from the experience of this young couple that will strengthen us so that we can face similar difficulties that lie ahead?
Parading Your Own Glory – The Consequences of Hezekiah’s Pride 2014-07-03 Hezekiah’s dependence upon God for delivery from the Assyrians was short-lived. Instead of giving God ALL of the glory for the defeat of Sennacherib’s army, Hezekiah fell prey to his own pride.
Passing the Mantle – The Failure of a Godly Father 2014-09-06 This article picks up with King Hezekiah still on the throne of Judah in the year 702 BC. It discusses Isaiah’s warning from God to Hezekiah, explores the transition of the throne from Hezekiah to his son Manasseh, discusses some of the highlights of Manasseh’s reign and concludes with a life lesson especially for fathers.
Pray With Confidence 2012-09-23 Christians have God indwelling in us and we are also simultaneously seated in Christ Jesus at the Father God’s right hand.  What a lofty position the Christian occupies in God’s kingdom!!  Knowing this Christian, why would you pray so timidly?  By the Grace of God the Christian has been pulled up from the miry, fleshly clay and seated with Jesus.  That is a powerful, powerful message!
Revisiting … “On Christians Spreading Rumors and Gossip in the Church” 2011-10-28 The problem of spreading rumors and gossip in the local church must be very troubling to a significant number of people.  So I have decided to add some additional insight and scriptures on the topic for those who are seeking guidance on how to best deal with such a problem in their local church.
Revival Before the Fall 2014-01-25 Second in the series “The Fall of a Godly Nation.” Hezekiah Brings Reforms and Revival to Judah. Hezekiah takes the opposite approach from his father Ahaz and instead followed the way of his grandfather, King Jotham.  As a result, Hezekiah returned Judah to the sole and true worship of Yahweh.
Salvation Brings About Positive Change 2011-02-14 When one becomes a Christian, things change.  We need to get on board with God.  The salvation experience demands change … permanent change.  Our will must give way to God’s will.
Seven Keys to Successful Christian Living 2011-11-16 Paul clears up some doctrinal questions for the Thessalonian regarding Christ’s return providing seven keys for successful Christian living that applied so well in that day and still do for modern-day Christians who are living in the turmoil and ridicule of today’s society.
Sin’s Earthly Consequences 2012-05-18 While the blood of Jesus was shed for the forgiveness of sin and accepting Him as our Savior guarantees an eternal sinless life in Heaven with Him, we often pay the consequences for our sin on earth while we are here.
So Where Is My Choice? A Father’s Day Message on the Sanctity of Life 2012-06-17 One of the thoughts that crossed my mind was … “What if my mother and father had decided to have an abortion when she was pregnant with me … there would be no love between me and my mother and father, no life at all, no dearly beloved wife of 49 years, no children, no grandchildren, no great-grandchildren.
Successful Execution of the Wrong Plan 2014-02-13 Third in the series “The Fall of a Godly Nation.   King Hezekiah loved God with all of his heart and is remembered as a “good king” of Judah even today.  But he made a huge mistake that many leaders still make today.  The tunnel, the broad wall and other man-made fortifications and plans were not sufficient to protect Jerusalem from the wrath of their enemies.  Why not?  Because these were man’s solutions, not God’s solutions!
Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul – Update 2012-07-14 Additional information about Seth and Bessie Sykes … authors of the world-wide loved hymn “Thank You Lord For Saving My Soul” … to better understand the story behind a hymn to better understand the purpose of the songwriters in penning it to begin with.
Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul 2011-01-13 I wonder if Seth and Bessie Sykes knew what an impact their simple hymn and chorus would have on future generations. I, for one, am indebted to them for this wonderful hymn and chorus.
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 1 2012-11-20 The Pilgrims … The background of how a day of Thanksgiving took root with the Pilgrims in the Plymouth colony in 1621. Part 1 of 4.
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 2 2012-11-27 Beyond the Pilgrims to George Washington … Following the Pilgrims’ religiously based Thanksgiving celebration, God worked through many other early colonists in North America such as governors, clergy, military leaders, the Continental Congress, and ultimately President George Washington to observe a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God for His mercy, providential care and manifold blessings.
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 3 2012-12-09 Beyond George Washington to Abraham Lincoln. … Highlights the period of time from 1795 until 1863 providing background of how the Thanksgiving Day moved from a national day of celebration proclaimed by the President to a lengthy period where the states took the lead due to the first amendment which guarantees the separation of church and state. Then finally a nationwide Thanksgiving Day was restored during the midst of the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln
Thanksgiving Day – Religious to Secular: Part 4 2012-12-26 Beyond Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama … fourth article and final article in this series highlights the period of time and some of the major Thanksgiving Day proclamations and related events by presidents beyond Abraham Lincoln
That’s A Good Place to Say Amen 2011-01-08 Dr. O. M. Seigler served as Interim Pastor at Pine Lake Baptist Church in 1974 and again in the early 1980’s. Dr. Seigler was an incredible man.
The Believer’s Sufficiency in Christ 2011-11-30 Paul was in prison … wrongly accused … yet he wrote his letter of thankfulness for an offering that had been provided by the members of the church at Phillipi.
The Bread of Life 2011-03-05 The only miracle that is recorded in each of the four Gospels is the feeding of the five thousand.  The Gospel of John, chapter six provides us great insight into the nature of Jesus as the Bread of Life.
The Fall of a Godly Nation – Conclusion: Is It Too Late For America? 2014-09-20 Is it too late for America to be turned away from our path of self-destruction?  As a Christian and a patriotic American I believe that the answer is No!  God is a God of hope!  God is a God of promises! His promises are recorded in His Holy Word and He will keep them!  God is a God of righteousness and He requires His children to be obedient to His commands!
The Fall of A Godly Nation 2014-01-17 An Introduction to a series of articles on ancient Israel and Judah that draw parallels to our modern day … I see such a strong parallel between Israel and Judah to our modern-day world.  In particular, the United States of America … so blessed by God over our history … has turned almost totally away from God’s teachings.  Only a remnant remains faithful and lives in accordance with God’s commands. First in a series of articles that will comprise a small book on King Hezekiah of Judah and King Sennacherib of Assyria.
The Greatest Gift Ever Given 2010-12-25 The cross was not the end as Jesus gloriously rose from the dead conquering both sin and death and providing a way of salvation for all of mankind.
The Lost Generation 2012-06-08 We live in a world that is lost.  The vast majority of our American people are lost.  Our leadership is lost.  Even our President appears to be lost as he supports popular and self-serving political policies that are directly opposed to God’s Ten Commandments.
The Proper Order 2011-01-01 David had become king of Israel and had determined that the Ark of the Covenant should be moved to Jerusalem, which was now known as the “city of David.” This was the right thing to do. However, …
The Sanctity of Marriage 2012-05-25 I believe in the Lord’s Word. Love, morality, truth, sin and justice are all defined by God … not man. Marriage is holy. Marriage is of God. Marriage is between a man and a woman, not a man and a man, and not a woman and a woman.
The Servant Who Suffered For Us – An Easter Devotional 2011-05-22 If you had been a Jew in Jesus’ day, you probably would have been disappointed to learn that He was the promised and  long-expected Messiah.  The idea of a suffering messiah never gained general acceptance in the Jewish nation.
The Spindly Grapevine 2013-07-19 God is the root and the vine and I am one of His branches. Without God as my root and vine I will not produce fruit!
The Word Became Flesh – A Christmas Devotional 2011-12-21 When Christ entered the world as a human baby He came from heaven to earth as the very specific living expression of His Father God.
What Is A Friend? 2011-09-23 With the advent of modern social networking programs such as Facebook, the word “friend” has taken on another new meaning … one that actually distorts the traditionally accepted meaning of the word, particularly for our younger community.
When God Has Had Enough 2014-08-19 My heart is so full because of the depravity of our nation. We continue to head down the wrong path with little or no regard to the ultimate consequences of our individual and collective sin. Do you agree?
When God Has Had Enough 2012-04-09 God will not be mocked.  There are consequences to sin, both here and now and for eternity.  God’s righteousness demands it.  Could the same consequences God allowed to fall on Israel and Judah be true for America?
Where Was God? 2012-12-19 A link to a video featuring Mike Huckabee with no editorializing on my part.  I had been thinking about writing on the subject regarding the unspeakably horrible shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School but when I saw this video I knew there was no way for me to express myself any better than Mr. Huckabee has done.

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