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Reap the Whirlwind

Let me share with you the Scripture that is at the front of my heart as I’m stepping into 2018. It’s Hosea 8:7, “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” God was confronting idolatry through Hosea. By following false gods, the people were sowing to the wind. False gods were as wind—they were nothing. By sowing to the empty winds of idolatry, the people would reap a whirlwind of judgment. As it turned out, that whirlwind of judgment came in the form of military invasion by enemy forces. If the negative is true, is the positive also true? That is, if we sow to empty winds and … READ MORE...

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3 REASONS TO BE LOYAL

Loyalty is a glorious, godly quality which is rightly to be celebrated. That’s why I’m glad it has taken a more prominent place in the minds of Americans today. Misconceptions about its true nature … READ MORE...

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THE RIGHTEOUS ARE LIKE A TREE

The righteous are likened to trees in several Scriptures, and specifically to a palm tree in Psalm 92:12, “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Palm trees grow in tropical climates, under conditions that would … READ MORE...

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WHY DOESN’T THE BIBLE MENTION MASTURBATION?

With this blog I’m stepping onto some very tender territory and tackling a gripping question that many have wondered about. We know that masturbation has been with the human race from the beginning, and that it has certainly been on God’s radar. Why, then, did … READ MORE...

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APOLOGIZING FOR GOD

The other day, as I was preparing to speak at a certain Christian event, I began to apologize to the Lord in a manner I had done several times before. I said things like, “I’m sorry, Lord, that I have so little to offer you. I have such a limited message. The … READ MORE...

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BEEN BURNED BY SIN?

One day when I was a young child, I was standing by an outdoor bonfire and noticed a potato sack that was burned in the fire. The way it burned, the ashes had maintained the shape of the sack, and the sack appeared still to be intact. Because of my childlike … READ MORE...

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THE KEY OF DAVID

Speaking to the apostle John, Jesus said that He “has the key of David” (Rev. 3:7). Other than Isaiah 22:22, this is the only place in the Bible that mentions “the key of David,” and therefore there is much speculation about what that key was and is. Some … READ MORE...

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YOUR MISSION IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR PEOPLE

God never calls you to a mission that is more important than the people on your team. Because no such mission exists. A leader might be tempted to think, “Good riddance, they never did have complete buy-in with our vision.” “They just couldn’t keep up.” “We … READ MORE...