Category Archives: DOCTRINE

The Most Exciting Day of Your Life

When her first grandchild was born she was ecstatic!  She exclaimed to her son-in-law, “Isn’t it wonderful?  Isn’t this the most exciting day of your life?” His reply:  “No, I can’t say that it is.”           … Continue reading

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The Homeless – What to Do?

We have a homeless population in our community and often we see them panhandling on the streets.  I decided to call the police department and ask their suggestion on how best we can help. I was strictly advised, “Do not … Continue reading

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Enemies in County Jail

Here’s a precious memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night I was doing a 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 … Continue reading

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Names Added to the Lamb’s Book of Life

A friend and I were headed to the pier to share the Lord with fishermen.  We noticed three young men, probably 20 – 22 y.o. walking toward us. I said, “Hey Guys!  We’re giving out good news about Jesus.  Would … Continue reading

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God and the Broken Arm

A Christian physician was asked to see a troubled woman in the emergency room.  He talked with her awhile and determined her deepest need was for a relationship with God.  Unfortunately, he was soon called away to see another patient.  … Continue reading

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Teens Watching BAD Movie

Once when our kids were in high school, we attended a party with other families.      Nice people, but I felt we were the only ones there who were followers of Jesus. About eight teenagers had gone to the … Continue reading

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Fishing for Men

Our 11 year-old granddaughter said she was writing a story about my pier ministry.  She wanted to know the first three things I say to someone fishing on the pier. My answer:  “It’s important that we show an interest in … Continue reading

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How Do You Know the Bible’s True?

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: I was leading a Bible study with incarcerated teens. There was a new kid in my group—he’d just turned 14.  The others were 17.  Three years is a big difference with … Continue reading

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It’s in the Bible? It MUST Be True!

I was 15-years-old when I noticed a truck parked on the street with a large Bible verse written across the side.  It said, “There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.  1 Timothy 2:5.” … Continue reading

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Evangelism – Is it Important?

I was conducting a workshop on evangelism.  The first thing I wanted to do was make sure we were all on the same page.  So I asked three questions:  “How many of you believe the Bible is the complete Word … Continue reading

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