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Worry from the Pulpit

Sometimes, pastors get asked questions like, “Is it ok to preach on something that you haven’t quite gotten over yourself?” I used to think the same as the inquisitor. But now in a position where people may sometimes seek my counsel, I think this.  The qualifications of an overseer are quite specific (1 Timothy 3). …

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A Big, Big Wall

Constantinople.  It is now known as Istanbul, Turkey, but in its ancient days, it held a lot of political weight in the known world. The city acted as a form of continental gateway as it sat as the geographical crux of Europe and Asia.  Its fall was to the infamous Ottoman Empire, but make no …

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To God be the Glory

The writer of this beloved hymn hardly needs an introduction. Fanny Crosby whose actual name was Frances Jane van Alstyne born March 24, 1820, and wrote more than 8,000 hymns. She lived a fascinating 94 years of life, that would be well worth your time to read about. But we are focusing on one hymn …

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Do I Dare?

“‘Amazing Grace,’ How sweet the sound!” The composer of the beloved hymn, John Newton (1725-1807), had this hymn first published in what is called “The Olney Hymns” book. It was an illustration of potent ideologies of the evangelical movement in England at the time. The Amazing Grace tune as we know it was composed by …

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I Can Face Tomorrow

There are particular moments from early childhood that many remember vividly.  It may be good things and it may be bad things.  Some moments are big and other ones are small.  But these moments for some reason, just stick out to us.  One moment that often comes to mind randomly but always providentially is when …

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