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Dare to be a Daniel

If you enjoy watching sports like I do, and following your favorite team or athlete, it is exciting to see them win. If you are a true fan, you will stick with your team through the losing seasons, but it is so much better when they are winning. It is even better when they win […]

The Lord’s name

About seven years ago, there was a study that claimed women speak two to three times as many words per day as men. This study claimed that men speak about 7,000 words and women speak about 20,000 words per day. Researchers have never been able to validate that claim. Recently at the University of Arizona, […]

No graven images

One of my favorite movies growing up was the 1953 Disney movie Peter Pan. It had everything a boy could want, adventure, pirates, Captain Hook, sword fights, treasure, flying, and of course, playing all day and never growing up. One of Peter Pan’s companions is the fairy Tinker Bell. According to the story, she is […]

No other gods

Imagine with me a young married couple. The wedding was a blur but a wonderful evening. They are back from the honeymoon and life together is now starting. She doesn’t have the courage yet to tell him she doesn’t like football and he is trying to find the words to say he’d rather poke his […]

Behold Your God

When my family and I moved down to Corpus Christi from Nebraska a little over two years ago, I had only been in Texas twice my whole life before then. I figured South Texas and Nebraska were basically the same (I mean, both states are really into beef, how different can we be?). The day […]

The Beatitudes and the Kingdom of God

Today we end our journey together through the beatitudes. When Jesus taught them, he had the disciples at His feet and the crowd pressed in behind them, listening in. Even though we have looked at each of the eight beatitudes one by one, Jesus taught them all together in one long sermon that covers three […]

I hear my voice call out

This Sunday is the start of Holy Week. It is Palm Sunday. Many churches will pass out palm branches to the kids and do something special to celebrate this event. I know we are a few days early but I would like to talk about Palm Sunday. This is a celebration of the triumphal entry […]

Blessed are the persecuted

In 1853, without any formal training in the Bible, a 21-year-old man named Hudson Taylor left England to sail to China with the single purpose of sharing the gospel to the people of that country. He did some radically different things for a missionary at that time. He dressed like people in China instead of […]