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“The Golden Rule” (Matthew 7:12 sermon)

When our kids were little, I started listening to a CD with the greatest hits of the British comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. These operas were written in the late 1800’s, and they poke fun at all kinds of … Continue reading

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Your Two Key Relationships (Psalm 16:2-3 sermon)

One of the things that makes getting around relatively easy in Oklahoma is that the whole state is basically divided into 4 quadrants by I-35 which runs north & south, and I-40, which runs east & west. These 2 great … Continue reading

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It’s A Lot About Relationships

“Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother” (Matthew 10:2) Among the items of note in the list of the … Continue reading

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Maintenance Required

“Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.”  (Ecclesiastes 10:18) What the Preacher observed here is certainly true of a literal house: if you neglect needed maintenance and repairs, then over time the rafters of your home … Continue reading

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Sins of Omission

How does God want you to treat people? Two verses in Proverbs 3 challenge us regarding our relationships with those around us: :27 “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power … Continue reading

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Taking the Long View on “Wins” & “Losses”

I wonder how often we are very short-sighted in what we consider to be “victories” and “defeats”? At the very end of Ezra 4, after the enemies of Israel had written to the king accusing those who were trying to … Continue reading

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“Putting Up” With Each Other

You might not think that just “putting up” with someone was a very godly thing to do — but it is actually the literal translation of a Bible word in Colossians 3:13. The New American Standard translates it “bearing with … Continue reading

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