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Dare to Be More Than a Copy

The world around us lives by values that are the product of its dominant philosophies such as materialism ("things" matter more than anything), humanism (we are all basically good without God's help), and secularism (the majority determines right from wrong without God's Word). …

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It’s Not That We DON’T Know, It’s That We WON’T Know…

Don't Worry

The "wrath of God" is a touchy subject in our current culture, partly because we have a broken sense of fairness. We have the assumption that what we think we know ought to count in the place of what we really should know about God. In our arrogance, we assume that our …

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Servanthood: A Birthmark of a Born Again Believer

Son and Slave

"This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus." - Romans 1:1 (NLT) What a way to start a letter! That's how Paul opened his letter to the believers in Rome, and I think Paul had two meanings in mind when he identified Himself as a slave. Paul lived in the days of the …

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Passionate Leadership Is Highly Biblical

Blaze

One of my favorite little Bible verses might seem somewhat obscure, but in its original language, it's packed with meaning. Paul wrote to the Romans, "I am eager to come and preach the gospel to you..." (Romans 1:16) The word translated as eager comes from a compound Greek word …

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Edify One Another

As we've journeyed through some of the "one another's" of the New Testament, I've become more and more convinced that these are some of the Bible's most difficult teachings to keep. I can look in my own life each week and see examples of times I've not honored these principles. …

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The Rush of Summer

Isn't summer supposed to be our vacation from the busyness of life? This summer, for the Cox family, is flying right by in a whirlwind of activity. We've traveled to see family in three different states (Missouri and Georgia for Angie, Kentucky for me). We're getting ready to …

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Unique Car Tricks

This past Sunday, I began preaching a revival meeting for Beacon Baptist Church in Gravette, Arkansas. It's been a real privilege and honor to do so, especially considering that the church's Pastor has been such a great leader within our association. Bro. Dan Fagala has remained …

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Let It Roll

Live peaceably with all men... Easier said than done. Everything in us wants to fly off the handle when we are inconvenienced or insulted. Paul's words were nothing new, they had been modeled by Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Nonetheless, these words are revolutionary as far as …

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Life… In All Its Complexity

The blog has been put on hold for a couple of weeks now, primarily because of all that my wife and I have been experiencing in our personal lives. Here's a recounting of it... On Monday evening, October 30, Angie left her ladies' Connection Cafe meeting feeling well, but by the …

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The Spiritual Mind

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." -Romans 8:6 Have you ever watched a dog protect its turf? A dog makes decisions based on instincts, which are natural inclinations built in by the dog's Creator. Human beings are different from …

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