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Go Ahead… Make the Call

The other day I had to call the telephone company to get them to repair our line at church. The call I made was quite an ordeal. I never actually spoke to a human being. Instead, my voice was interpreted by a computer who routed me through a very elaborate schema of menus until I …

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In Times of Exponetial Change

We live in times of exponential change. The only constant is change itself, as they say. Watch this video for just a glimpse of what I mean... So how should the church respond? I have some seemingly conflicted views on this, but I think they're well worth taking to heart. …

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Thoughts About Feeding the Hungry

Last night we had a very special dedication time for our Storehouse food distribution ministry. Everything has been done with excellence. We're well prepared and ready to go. Tomorrow the doors will open and we'll be feeding the hungry and providing groceries to families in need. …

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Monday Morning Belly Laugh: The Best Commercial EVER!

I figured somebody out there needs a Monday morning "belly laugh." Well, this is one of my favorite sources. I laugh every time! Kudos to Citi for one of the best commercials ever! …

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The Storehouse Is Almost Ready

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Today was exciting in that we received an enormous amount of food at a great price for Bethel's new Storehouse Ministry which will be launching Tuesday as our way of feeding hungry people in northwest Arkansas. We're still in need of food and volunteers, and probably will be for …

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If Your Spouse Doesn’t Love You

I said a couple of days ago, and in our midweek Bible study, that one of the hardest things I deal with is not being able to help or repair broken situations. It's not in me, but it is in the power of God to do so. Nonetheless, there are times I face a question I just can't …

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John Maxwell – One of the World’s Greatest Leaders, Tells All!

Justin Williams and I attended the local leadership conference today, which is hosted by the ministry of John Maxwell's ministry. While there, some interesting and downright controversial things happened, all culminating in this provocative interview... …

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I Believe In Divine Healing

When W. A. Criswell was asked, "Do you believe in divine healing?" his response was simply, "Is there any other kind?" I love that! James 5 contains a passage of Scripture that addresses prayer. It's often misunderstood, but if we grasp its meaning, we'll unlock some amazing …

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Pastor… Get Started Blogging

One of my online heroes is John Saddington. He's got one of those dream jobs doing tech and social media stuff for Andy Stanley and Northpoint Church. He's also started at least 23 blogs! One of my favorites of all belongs to John (aka, human3rror), Church Crunch. Today, John …

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This Mother’s Day, Thank God for His Faithfulness

Tonight we had an awesome opportunity to honor the ladies in the Bethel family, but even more to honor God in His faithfulness. The theme of our Ladies' Banquet was "Fields of Faithfulness." We had Diane Spriggs, editor of the Baptist Trumpet as our guest speaker and the men …

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