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Who’s Sitting at Your Table This Christmas?

Who’s Sitting at Your Table This Christmas?

  I’ve always loved the Advent season. There is something uniquely special about preparing my heart and mind to celebrate the joy of Jesus’ birth and all that His life represents. This season can be exciting. It can even be enchanting. But one thing I’ve found over the years is that for most, myself included,

Don’t Give The Enemy A Seat At Your Table: The Table Before Us

The enemy wants to crush you. He wants to steal from you everything you value. He wants to kill everything in your life that’s good. He wants to destroy you. If he can claim the victory over your life. But you don’t have to let him get a foothold. For you have been invited to

I Give Up OBS Week 2 — God’s Character Matters

Surrender can be scary but it becomes less scary and less risky when we know better the One we’re surrendering to. ~ Laura Story The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 Hi there, friends! Welcome to week two of the I Give Up Online Bible Study with our friend and

Meditation Gives Hope When the Outlook Is Bleak

Meditation gives hope in even our bleakest moments. Several years ago, while writing The Lord Is My Shepherd, I interviewed Maurice Pink, British World War II veteran who shared his experiences as a nineteen-year-old sailor when torpedoes struck his ship on December 10, 1941. Maurice, three decks down, felt water crawling up his legs. He

New Books for 2018

A new year means new books! We’re rounding up some of the most anticipated books of the new year. Now is the time to create your reading list for 2018. You’ll want to curl up every day with these books that offer inspiration, comfort, spiritual guidance, and motivation. 3…2…1…let’s get reading! 1. The Case For

The Believer’s Code: He Is with Us Through Grief

He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. — Isaiah 25:8 In Psalm 23, David spoke of walking through the valley of the shadow of death. That valley was not his final destination. David knew that we enter this valley from time to time as we

The Good Shepherd

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. — John 10:11 A bad shepherd lets his sheep to stray. He neglects the flock, allowing the sheep to graze in bad fields or experience life-threatening thirst. He beats the lambs to teach submission and obedience. He isn’t alert to

Your Ministry to the Sick and to the Mourning

A few short weeks ago my brothers, sister, mother and I buried my father.  He was a hero to me, a model man, and a godly advisor all my life.  My siblings asked me to preach the funeral message, which I considered an incomparable privilege. Though most attendees were long-time faithful believers, I knew some

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