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Higher Ground

Posted on: January 23rd, 2022

Even before I became a Christian over 70 years ago I remember the song leader, my uncle, leading the song “Higher Ground,” and its has been one of my favorite songs since. Song leaders in every congregation where I have preached have led this song. Yes, even today we sing the song, and while I more…

Reflection Of The Psalms – Psalm 79

Posted on: January 16th, 2022

It is not clear when Psalm 79 was written, but from the description of the apparent destruction of Jerusalem, it may have been written after the attack and sack of the city by the Babylonians. The shock and horror of the writer can be easily seen in the first three verses, “O God, the nations more…

The Restoration Process: What Is It?

Posted on: January 9th, 2022

The concept of “restoration” is of fundamental importance in both the Old and the New Testaments. We can’t read the Scriptures seriously and not see that if we intend to be God’s faithful people, “restoration” must be a work we engage in. God has never — in any age of the world — left people more…

The People Connector’s Gift

Posted on: January 2nd, 2022

I have a gift for you. Actually, my part in the gift is just the writing and sending of this. Ultimately, the gift is one you will give to yourself. It’s a type of challenge for me as well as for you. It is this. Starting right now and running through the holidays, let’s determine to apply the following People more…

Personal Management

Posted on: December 26th, 2021

There is a tendency in man to disregard God’s government in preference for personal autonomy (auto–self; nomos, rule). He wants to rule himself–without interruptions. Illustrations of the fact are numerous.  You see them everywhere, on bumper stickers, in magazines and newspapers, everywhere.  Perhaps the most all-inclusive statement of it is seen in this generation’s proclivity more…