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Can baptism forgive your sins?

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Can baptism forgive your sins?  I walked in the hospital room and Terry was lying on her bed.  Her physical condition was deteriorating, and she was not ready to face her Creator.  I got ...

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Learning about race from other voices in Black America

What can we learn about race from other voices? Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King ...

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There’s no law against doing good

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What is “doing good”? In January this year the world watched as China became the epicenter for Covid-19. It began spreading country to country eventually reaching the United States impacting tens of ...

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Where you can find hope during coronavirus pandemic

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The title of a USA Today story read, “Holding on to hope in the coronavirus pandemic . . .”  The Wall Street Journal wrote in one article, the “world’s best hope is ...

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God. Our only answer to the coronavirus

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Sunday, March 14, is when the coronavirus pandemic flipped upside down the religious world. Tens of thousands of churches suddenly closed their doors to worship services and moved to online platforms. For the first ...

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When we make men into gods

What happens when we make men into gods? When I was a teenager, I loved playing basketball.  Dr. J and Michael Jordan were my favorite NBA players.  While living in Colorado, I ...

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What was so significant about the virgin birth?

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The centerpiece of the Christmas season is the birth of Jesus.  Popular Christmas songs, various figurine displays and holiday sermons all make it prominent.  But what is it about Jesus’ birth specifically, ...

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Bible stories – What happens when we refuse to thank God?

The Bible is my favorite book.  I love to read it and hear it read.  It is filled with compelling stories.  One in particular is about a man who had been born ...

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What’s happening with my adult children?

Maybe you are a parent with teenagers or adult children that are living destructive lives.  Can you identify with this dad and mom? “Pastor Miller, thanks for coming over on short notice.  ...

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What is a Real Man?

What is a real man? Esquire magazine published the article, “How to be a Man.” The author wrote a series of proverbs on manliness.  One stated, “A man knows how to lose ...

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The danger of religion in church

“Come on.  Let’s go!”  Every Sunday morning, including every Easter, since I was three years old all six of our family were rushing out the door to church.  In the early years, ...

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The Church is divided – is there hope?

I have a fellow minister friend who has an effective and growing ministry to teens and college students.  One of his challenges to them is to stop yelling at each other on ...

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Where is God in your New Year?

A long time ago there was once a King named David.  His Kingdom had grown, and he became great in the eyes of his people and surrounding nations.  One day he decided ...

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