Category Archives: DOCTRINE

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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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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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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Muslim Goes to Mecca

While traveling in Southeast Asia I was seated on the plane next to Miriam, a woman dressed in full Muslim apparel. Only her face and hands were exposed. She told me she was on her way to Mecca in Saudi Arabia! … Continue reading

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Why is Good Friday Good?

It was Easter week and I was fishing off the pier with our eight-year-old grandson. We untangled the lines, baited the hooks, then sat on the bench to wait for a catch.  I’m thinking to myself, “This is going to … Continue reading

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Former Hindu Loves Jesus!

I’ve been mentoring a 26-year-old man in India via Global Media Outreach: www.globalmediaoutreach.com/.  He’s a former Hindu, who now loves the Lord Jesus.     He recently completed the online Bible study that GMO offers. He told me he is … Continue reading

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May I See the Custodian?

Did you know?  In a good church that teaches from the Bible, it’s not just the pastor who has a strong faith in God. The other workers, even the custodians are committed to Jesus Christ. One late afternoon a man … Continue reading

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Enemies in County Jail

One night I was doing Bible study with two men in county jail who were enemies. They were in the medical unit,  as one had a broken leg and the other diabetes. They lived four cells apart.  I’d spend time … Continue reading

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