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Groundhog Day … Again

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Last week we talked about how being born again into life requires dying first; crucifying the old man whose behavior leads us into death. We also figured out how we crucify the old man – we kill his deeds, the behavior that leads us to death instead of life. Remember the old joke: “A man […]

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The Five Covenants of God

July 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tithing still remains a controversial issue in the church, even though I straightened everything out two weeks ago. Boy, I wish more people would read this letter. Amidst the many comments I received from “Forget About Tithing” was one from T___. “… I did read what you said about tithing but it has been pounded […]

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I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

January 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:2) I took advantage of the relative quiet over the last two weeks of holiday to finish pre-press edits for the North American edition of Unlocking the Bible by David Pawson. It’s a […]

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Widow’s Mite – A Christmas Story (part 2)

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Saturday morning came and Cora Lee’s chickens never entered my mind.  Christmas was just three days away and I had a hundred last minute chores still undone.  Sunday morning Ray asked the congregation to remember Cora Lee in prayer. She had slipped into a coma on Wednesday night. When Ray mentioned Cora’s name Elaine and […]

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Widows Mite – A Christmas Story (part 1)

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

“And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain  poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, ‘Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all …’” (Luke 21: 1-3) Terry Creek church is perched on […]

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The Path of God

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments

“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths;” (Psalm 25:4) One of my favorite movie scenes comes from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” It’s where Indy discovers the cave where the Holy Grail is supposed to be, but he’s separated from the chamber holding the Grail by impassable abyss. His guide book […]

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Doing Church 24/7

September 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

“And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?” (Luke 18:7) I visited a place called International House of Prayer in Kansas City last week. IHOP for short … yeah, like the pancake house, everybody gets the joke. Here’s the interesting thing […]

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THE SHACK, PART II

August 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I […]

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Just Another Brick in the Wall

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

“You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.’ So then, each of us will […]

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Is ‘Church’ a Dirty Word? Part 4

July 7th, 2008 · No Comments

“Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:17-18) Purpose Weekly Vol. […]

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Is ‘Church’ a Dirty Word? Part 3

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 22 June 3, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Is “Church” a Dirty Word? Part III I may have opened a can of worms by bringing up the definition of “church.” At this point in Christian history we’ve been so ingrained with our concept of what “church” is, it […]

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Is ‘Church’ a Dirty Word?

May 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 20 May 19, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25) Is “Church” a Dirty Word? I’ve […]

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