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One Oil Drum at a Time

November 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.” (Exodus 15:13) I once heard a story about two young men who made a goal of riding through the Sahara Desert on motorcycles. There aren’t a lot of street signs in the Sahara and this was long before the days of GPS devices. […]

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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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Giving as a Spiritual Transaction

July 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) We received a lot of comments from last week’s letter, “Forget About Tithing.” You really need to read some of them (just click the “Forget About Tithing.” link). I figured I’d […]

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Forget About Tithing

June 24th, 2009 · 19 Comments

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 6

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Living Debt Free “Let no debt remain outstanding, except for the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) I changed the oil in the Suburban this morning. I’ll do the same for the Nissan this evening. Both cars work fine, even if they’re getting […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 4

April 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last week I promised I’d give you a 100% guaranteed way to achieve economic success. I’ve got to warn you in advance this is top secret stuff. Well … not really top secret, but it’s so rarely used it’s just as good as top secret.

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Thriving in Tough Times 3

April 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Attending to Physical Priorities “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (Luke 12:25-26) I read the paper yesterday. It’s something I try not to do too often. The news ain’t so good. GM is […]

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Thriving in Tough Times 2

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Putting Spiritual Priorities Ahead of Physical Priorities “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25) There was a time I lived in the […]

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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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You can’t make a Horse out of Horse Manure

December 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” (I Corinthians 1:25) Purpose Weekly is a success newsletter. I know it doesn’t always appear that way. Sometimes it’s kind of preachy – talking about spiritual stuff more than practical success. Yeah, I know that […]

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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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Is ‘Church a Dirty Word? Part 2

May 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 21 May 27, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing “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 16:18) Is “Church” a Dirty Word? Part II Last week we started talking about […]

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The Road Not Taken

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose May 12, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:27) The Road Not Taken Hate my father and mother? Brothers and sisters? Sounds […]

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Courage Part 3

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 18 May 2, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part 3 “In those days Israel had no king; every one did as he saw fit.” (Judges 17:6) “We have met the enemy, and he is us” – Pogo We’re going to hang with the Judges for one more […]

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Courage Part 2

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

“Let me die with the Philistines!” (Judges16:30) Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 17 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part II What Makes a Hero? Remember last week? Gideon fought the bad guys, the Midianites, and won. He was a Judge, remember? There was another Judge in old Israel, a few Judges down from […]

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Money Part 4

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 15 April 13, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Money Part 4 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one […]

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Money Part 3

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 14 April 7, 2008 The weekly newsletter of True Potential Publishing Money Part 3 Thanks for your patience while I was away. Elaine and I were out all of last week at an “equipping the saints” conference. It wasn’t really named “equipping the saints,” but you know what I mean. It […]

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Money Part 2

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 13 March 21, 2008 The weekly newsletter of True Potential Publishing Money Part 2 “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor and believe me, rich is better.” My dad told me that. I’ve mentioned it before. He was just kidding around when he said it and he sure wasn’t rich, but […]

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