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Passionate Leadership Is Highly Biblical

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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 that means "on heat," or as we …

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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. But to ignore them will destroy …

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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 spend a week at church camp. And …

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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 at the same church for over …

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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 human society is concerned. To seek …

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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 time we drove from the church to …

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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 the animal world in that we …

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Our Horizons Are Set

"For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren." -Romans 8:29 I have always found it best, when I leave something out of a message that I had planned to share, to leave it alone rather than to sneak it in later in the …

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Hearing the Word of God

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." -Romans 10:17 What do you think of preaching? For some, the word "boring" instantly popped into your mind. You'd rather be watching grass grow. Ask yourself, why did the Puritans sit in church services for three to four hours hearing a …

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Snuffing Out Sin

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.”—Romans 13:14In the world before electricity, people used candles for more than mere decorations. When you use a lot of candles, especially the homemade kind, you need a snuffer. If you blow the candles …

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