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Seriously?

“Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?”  (Matthew 15:33) Seriously?  Where would they get enough bread to feed the multitude of 4000 who had been with Jesus and His disciples … Continue reading

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“The Goodness of God In The Midst of Affliction” Sermon on Psalm 119:65-72 preached at FBC Bethalto IL

In February 2012, I stood to lead prayer meeting at the church I had been pastoring for 12 years in Louisiana, and the longer I stood the sicker I became. I had to leave during prayer and have one of … Continue reading

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Your Test Today

In Psalm 7:9 David calls God, “You who test minds & hearts.” The word “test” here means “examine, put to the test; prove, test, try.” This is what God constantly does with us. He tests us

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“What Real Faith Looks Like: Perseverance” (James 1:12)

     In 1998, I ran the Tulsa Run road race with Paul, David & Libby, our three oldest kids.   Cheryl took a picture of the four of us at my favorite time of a race: when it was OVER!  After the Tulsa run … Continue reading

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What God Tests

A race tests your speed. Weight lifting tests your strength. Achievement exams test your mind. Elections test your popularity. But none of these things is what God tests.

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