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Excellence Is About Doing the Best We Can With What We Have

I have said before that we do not have to be THE best. We just have to be OUR best. That is excellence. A church plant with 15 people can still be excellent. I was a witness to that just last week […]

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Is There Anything “Popular” About Church?

What aspect of church is chic? Is there anything we do that’s popular? Are we cutting-edge in any way? Nope. Never. Not even the “cutting edge” churches are cutting edge. They’re just picking up on trends and copying them. They’re not creating them. The […]

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New Hymnals Coming Next Week!

Our past two Easter offerings went toward purchasing new hymnals. As the interns were rolling stacks of books into my office, I said, “Forget it! Let’s switch to e-hymnals or words on the screen!” While the hymnal might be heavy and expensive, I still […]

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I'd Hate To Throw This Out of Church!

This morning we sang the great hymn by Charles Wesley: “Arise, My Soul Arise.” It is purely my opinion… but I think of all the current songs these days, none are better than this one. There are some GOOD songs that are […]

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This was a good, biblical article I read last week 1: OLD TESTAMENT TEMPLE MUSIC: LESSONS FOR TODAY (Friday Church News Notes, May 13, 2016, www.wayoflife.orgfbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) David organized the music worship program for the temple (1 Ch. 15:16-28; 16:4-6; 23:1-5; 25:1-31), and he […]

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“Old Paths” Kind of Ministry

When Pastor was reminiscing last Sunday about our past 29 years as a church, he used the term old paths. I like being in an “old paths” kind of ministry, but I want to make sure we’re never stuck in an old, outdated path that hinders more than […]

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Giving My Best

Does God deserve the best? Or does God deserve my best? There’s a difference. I may not be the best musician in the world, but I have one thing that no one else has. Me. It’s interesting…God made me like me and you like […]

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The following is an excerpt about rock music and its effect on the listener:

“Sex, drugs, and rock & roll” is not just a cute saying. It is a true statement about the fundamental character of rock music. You could add several things to the saying to make it even more true. It could be “sex, drugs, rebellion, moral license, narcissism, […]

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Elton John Shouldn’t Be a Christian’s Hero!

Pastor received information on an upcoming national meeting of one of these conventions. Pick up their brochure–any of them, it almost doesn’t matter–and you’ll see right there in black and white (unless it’s a color brochure) that the worship bands will […]

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It's a Bummer When "the Law" of God's Word is Said Negatively

I just discovered a new podcast by Christian comedian Tim Hawkins. On the podcast, he hosts other Christian comics who sometimes get to talking about their beliefs and how they affect their comedy. On a recent episode, they started referring to the goodness of God and […]

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