Monthly Archives: June 2017

Jesus Is Your Lord? NOT!

A 21-year-old stopped at our Bible table at the beach. He said he made Jesus his Lord and Savior two years ago, but he stopped reading the Bible and going to church because he felt he would be a hypocrite … Continue reading

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Should Christians Drink?

I still remember my first date in college.  We doubled with Gloria, a friend from high school, and her date. I always admired Gloria for her good judgment. I didn’t know then that this was because she was a follower … Continue reading

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Should Newlyweds Tithe?

Brian’s story:  “When we were newlyweds, the thought of getting a full-time job and supporting a wife was frightening.  I was a Christian, yet I was unsure about tithing 10% of our gross income.  My wife and I prayed about it and … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Bad?

I was 13 when I first learned about abortion.  I asked my mother, “Is abortion bad?” “Yes, it’s bad!  Abortion is the killing of an unborn baby!  It’s a terrible thing!” That was it for me!  If my mother said … Continue reading

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Prisoner Prays for Guard

An inmate in my Bible study was transferred to a state prison.  Today he wrote the following: “I was talking with one of the guards whom I have talked with many times. I sensed his oppressed spirit and asked, “Is everything okay?” “That … Continue reading

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Kids Painting Luggage

Our grandchildren enjoy art projects.  I brought out the acrylic paints and asked them to paint something colorful on our luggage. Why? It’s because our bags are just like most of the other bags on the airport conveyor belts—black!  I … Continue reading

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Summer Servants for Teens

Years ago our church had a Summer Servant program.  The purpose was to train youth for Christian leadership. Each prospective student for the program was given forty Bible verses, which had to be recited from memory before they could participate. … Continue reading

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College Campus Ministry – Not My Gift!

It all started when a married couple began walking across the college campus handing out Christian pamphlets to students. They soon gained permission to set up a table and began giving away Bibles with their literature.  When I first learned … Continue reading

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Unmarried & Pregnant

A young couple who faithfully attended our college campus Bible study came to me privately: She was pregnant. I had mentored Jaime for two years. Her love for God and His Word were strong. I was disappointed with the news, … Continue reading

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Preschoolers Quarreling

My preschoolers would sometimes get into quarrels and spats. Typically, I’d say, “Okay! I think we need to talk with Jesus about this.”  I’d gather them together and go to prayer. Afterward, I’d require the guilty person do two things: … Continue reading

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