But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 06 January 2017 08:27

Happy New Year!!

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Our Family prays that you will know and experience God’s gracious will during 2017.

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What is inspiration? Did God inspire the mind of the author, or the text of Scripture, or both? How does one’s view of inspiration effect his or her interpretation? Upon completion of this session, the student should have come to an...

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 19:37

Bible Reading for 2017

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image Over the years I have come to believe that reading the Bible through regularly (usually every year) is the best discipline for spiritual growth, despite the difficult challenges that can cause you to quit reading or apply Christ’s word to your life.   There are so many ways to read...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:00

Thanksgiving: Contentment over Covetousness

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image We come to a time of year where we emphasize “thanksgiving,” but we still may be inappreciative for what we already have.  As consumers, we can become inappreciative and ungrateful to God.  We become covetous instead of thankful, and we lose our contentment.

Man is covetous (un...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016 05:06

As A Debtor, Pay The Gospel Forward

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imageGrowing up, my family celebrated Thanksgiving many years at the annual A&M vs. Texas football game, as we met in either College Station or Austin for the game.  I always appreciated that my family cared enough to get together to celebrate thanksgiving before the game.  As I look back...

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Thursday, 17 November 2016 06:35

Making Bible Application

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image The application should always relate to what God has done, will do, wants done, or instructs people to do. Preaching is not just a process of encouraging people to be nice to one another and live a happy life. The Bible is all about how God works with and through people to accomplish his purposes...

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Monday, 14 November 2016 03:03

A New Respect for Power

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One the issues we have had recently at our home is the gross algae growing on our deck and on the outside stairs leading to the basement.  This past weekend I endeavored to pressure wash the stairs with a pressure washer that I had borrowed pressure washer in my bare feet.  While clearing...

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 07:54

True and Trustworthy

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Pollsters flubbed the 2016 presidential election in seismic fashion.  Many are scratching their heads as to how our brightest pollsters could be so wrong.  Jonathan Barnett, a Republican National Committeeman from Arkansas, says, “The pollsters have lost a lot of credibility and...

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Monday, 07 November 2016 02:51

Spiritually Sidetracked?

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imageIt is so easy to get sidetracked.  When I was kid our family would drive to Florida from Houston on our yearly family vacation.  My dad and I were in the front and my sister and mom were in the back seat.  We would drive hard for 2 days without even stopping for lunch.  One year...

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Friday, 04 November 2016 09:18

Routines Can Increase Your Spiritual Net Worth

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image42And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. …”(Acts 2:42–47)

Routines are beneficial for being devoted in our walk with Christ.  It seems that being good at anything requires a...

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Friday, 28 October 2016 15:45

Receive, Reject, or Redeem?

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imageHalloween is coming up and there are all sorts of events and even critiques how we should engage the world.  Kids will dress up, adults will give out candy, and all this will be done without any thought or real tie to its pagan history.  American are superstitious and this superstitious...

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Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:05

Receive, Reject, or Redeem?

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imageHalloween is coming up and there are all sorts of events and even critiques how we should engage the world.  Kids will dress up, adults will give out candy, and all this will be done without any thought or real tie to its pagan history.  American are superstitious and this superstitious...

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Saturday, 22 October 2016 05:10

What is the Eye of the Needle?

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By Cameron BuettelimageI haven’t always sat under the teaching ministry of John MacArthur. In fact, earlier parts of my Christian walk have been tarnished by over-exposure to some really bad Bible teachers, and attendance in some very man-centered churches. A lot of my expertise in error comes...

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Sunday, 16 October 2016 06:15

Earthly Life Ends In Death

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imageThis last month (September 2016) we saw two deaths that have rocked many sports commentators.  First, the death of Arnold Palmer was sudden and greeted with great sadness because how he has mentored so many in the game of golf (PGA).  The other death involved a young 24 year old Major...

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Friday, 14 October 2016 05:52

Fight Spiritual Drifting

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When my family and I go to the beach, we always need a site marker for where we lay our stuff down.  Why do we need this marker?  It is because when you go swimming in the ocean you will always drift with the currents.  This summer when we were snorkeling, I realized that I needed to...

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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 05:58

Anger – A Personal Foul

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imageOn Monday night (10/3/2016) Odell Beckham got a Personal foul penalty during the Monday night football game because he could not control his emotions.  NFL writer, Jeremy Bergman, comments, “[Xavier]Rhodes’ aggressive coverage and an iffy late hit drove Beckham to commit an...

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:26

The Unchanging God Changes Things

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imageThis fall my son, Andrew, is playing travel baseball with 13-15 year olds on a full baseball diamond (90 foot base paths and 60’ 6” pitching mounds).  This last week he played his first game and it was a shock.  The change in field size was drastic for him and will take some...

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 06:49

Don’t Be Misinformed About God’s Justice

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imageAs many of you know Colin Kaepernick has created a firestorm of discussion as he sits through the playing of the National Anthem at the start of NFL football games.  He says that he is protesting what he perceives injustice in America.

Now I do question his judgement but I can admire his...

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