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Breaking Free of Groundhog Day

September 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) For the last few weeks we’ve talked about the old man who was crucified when we became new creatures in Christ. But that old man (or old woman) keeps […]

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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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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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Past, Present, Future

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments

“And the Scriptures also say, ‘He is the Stone that some will stumble over and the Rock that will make them fall.’ They will stumble because they will not listen to God’s word, nor obey it, and so this punishment must follow – that they will fall. But you are not like that, for you […]

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Tags: Courage · faith · Fear · God's purpose · Heaven · Hell · Israel · Obedience · peace · possessions · Prayer · purpose · success · Trust

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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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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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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Courage

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 16 April 17, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Fear is a part of life. I don’t believe people who say they’re not afraid of anything. Everybody’s afraid of something. I used to be afraid of eighth graders. They terrified me, bullied me, threatened me and laughed at […]

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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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Money Part 1

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 12 March 20, 2008 The Weekly newsletter of True Potential Publishing Money Ooh boy. We could spend a while on this one. We will, as a matter of fact. We’ll be on this for a few weeks. Money isn’t a comfortable subject for Christians. Privately, we don’t have much of a […]

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Tags: God's purpose · joy · money · Obedience · possessions · purpose · success