Jesus sees you. Can you see Him? spiritual blindness

As I age, there are all sorts of things I’m noticing that never really stood out to me before.  My eyesight, for example.  For most of my life, my sight was fine.  I...

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The value and dignity of godly women marriage mother's day submission women of the bible

If you took a quick stroll through our home, you would discover an interesting series of artifacts.  They aren’t necessarily historical in nature, but they certainly have value to our...

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The heart of a gracious leader

The majority of my adult life has been spent serving in one form of leadership or another.  When I was training for pastoral ministry, much of the training focused on the teaching aspects of...

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Will there be rich people in Heaven? gospel of mark heaven money riches

Recently, I was having a discussion with a group of people about their best financial experiences.  Specifically, the conversation centered around how much we considered to be a healthy amount...

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What did Jesus say about divorce? divorce gospel of mark marriage

As a pastor, one of my favorite things to do is to teach the Word of God.  I love studying it, meditating on it, and presenting it to others in various ways.  The Lord has granted me...

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How can we avoid causing someone to sin? gospel of mark sin

From time to time, you’ve probably heard me mention something about my love for music.  I mention it a lot.  I enjoy just about every genre and style, and I’m always on the...

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Who is the greatest? gospel of mark humility jesus servanthood

I have often heard it said that it isn’t wise or becoming to brag about yourself, and if any bragging is going to be done about you, it should be done by someone else.  Personally, I...

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โ€œI believe;ย help my unbelief!โ€ belief faith gospel of mark jesus

One of the most entertaining things to ever happen to me occurred while I was attending a conference in Pittsburgh during the fall of 2020.  The conference was held in the downtown area, right...

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The transfiguration of Jesus demonstrated who He really is. elijah gospel of mark jesus moses transfiguration

Some years ago, I was in attendance at the funeral of a pastor I had become friends with while serving in northeastern Pennsylvania.  I always enjoyed my conversations with him, and I found...

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What does it really mean to follow Jesus? following jesus take up your cross

During my formative years, I was always a big fan of popular music.  I enjoyed just about every genre you could imagine including some that might surprise you.  I was also highly...

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Set your mind on the things of God. gospel of mark jesus mind thinking

A little over twenty years ago, I began a five-year ministry experience that involved directing a Christian camp and conference center.  It was one of the hardest and best things I have ever...

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Be cautious about who you allow to influence your thinking. gospel of mark influence thinking

On Friday mornings at 8:00 am, I teach a three-hour course titled “Biblical Perspectives on Contemporary Issues.”  It’s one of my favorite courses to teach because of the...

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