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Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas

Around 1970 The O’Jays released a Christmas soul ballad entitled, “Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas.” Here are a couple of lines from the song: – Underneath the mistletoe, I saw a face all a glow. Last year, this time. – Now I stand all alone and my house is not a home, without that girl of mine. – Christmas just ain’t Christmas without…

Joy & Pain; Sunshine & Rain

     Years ago… (Actually, when I think of my age, I realize it was years AND years ago.), along with the crowd, Cynthia and I filed into Moody Memorial Church in Chicago to hear various speakers during a conference. One of them was Joni Eareckson Tada. I was young but my heart was passionate for God. I had been attending Moody Bible…

Envisionment

Envisioning comes before achieving. I call it “Envisionment.” I have written a sermon series by the same title. The thought behind the messages is my belief that even Christians need encouragement concerning seeing beyond status quo. Envisionment can impact every area of your life—finance, family and faith. Envisionment impacts a church body. As Christians our envisionment must necessarily include how we see…

Quest For Character

“Climbing Mt. Everest is the supreme symbol of man’s personal struggle to achieve. As a metaphor; Everest is simple and pure, man versus nature, it approaches a universal understanding of our primal desire to conquer and will eternally stand as a symbol for triumph and failure. As long as Everest and man exist, it will draw adventurers without mercy, leaving no culture…

From Faith To Faith pt. 5

Soldiers Need To Possess Faith in God. This is exactly what Jesus heard in the response of the centurion with the sick servant. Faith. When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! (Matthew 8:10) This prompted Jesus to marvel, wonder, and have…

From Faith To Faith pt. 4

We have considered three aspects of being a solder in the army of the Lord. And all of our thoughts have been drawn from the story of Jesus’ encounter with the Centurion who requested Jesus to heal his servant. Here is the third. Let us now consider the fact that… …Soldiers Need To Possess A Proper Perspective. “For I also am a…

From Faith To Faith pt. 3

If you are going to be a good soldier, it requires preparation, dedication, and discipline. As Soldiers of the Cross, we do well to learn to possess a few additional qualities. We need to possess a heart of compassion. We need to possess a heart of humility. We need to possess a proper perspective and we need to possess a faith that…

From Faith To Faith pt. 2

Soldiers need to possess a Heart of Compassion                    “Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.’” (Matthew 8:5-13)  A Centurion was an officer in the Roman army who commanded at least 100 (century) men. D. A.…

Power of the Resurrection

This is the time of a celebration to beat all celebrations. This is a celebration of reanimation, resurrection and victory that lead to eternal salvation. If anybody should be excited about Resurrection Sunday, it should be the believer—followers of Christ. Someone once asked me (actually, several people have asked me) how a pastor preaches the same passage every year (e.g. the birth…