Category Archives: Influence

Looking for God Outside the Bible: The Real God vs. Our God

Do you ever find yourself not getting what you need from the Bible?  Society would say, “That’s OK, just listen for God’s voice elsewhere.”  It is true that God will speak to us through sources other than the Bible, but … Continue reading

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Our Need for Friendship

2 Timothy 4:9-22 (NIV) 9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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Accepting Conflict

2 Corinthians 4:5-10 (NIV) 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light … Continue reading

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What if Jesus Were You?

What if, for 24 hours, Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule?  Your boss becomes His boss, your mother becomes His mother, your pains become His pains?  With one exception, … Continue reading

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The Blinding of Science

Recently, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time since 1972.  The eruption sent billows of ash into the sky and painted the sun red. The eruption and its intensity caught scientists and government officials by surprise, … Continue reading

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Hit the “Flee” Button

Matthew 5:29-30 (NLT) 29 So if your eye—even your good eye causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be … Continue reading

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