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Give Me That Ole Time Religion

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The debate on how the church should impact the world and what is its mission is the subject of debate by theologians from the early days of Christianity. It was the impetus for the western church’s reformation and countless other splits in the church. Today with church attendance dwindling especially among younger people many pastors …

You Can’t Please Everybody

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Most people want the approval and acceptance of others. We learn at an early age the importance of being accepted by our parents and peers. When we are young, we try to please our parents and our friends. Sometimes we go to great lengths to accomplish this even changing who and what we are. Even …

Today, I Will be Unafraid to be Great.

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The second principle in the SUPERMAN principles is being unafraid to be great. Why do we fear being great? And what is being great? It is this fear of greatness that prevents us from doing great things. We minimize who we are and what we can do so we upset no one. Getting along becomes …

Do Tigers Worship God?

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One question I always ask my classes is, “Do tigers worship God?” And no one knows, but if they did I tell them they do it by being tigers. They do not try to be giraffes, or antelopes, or zebras. They stick with being tigers. Only humans have the ability and the desire to be …

Does the Lack of Self-esteem Lead to Misery?

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The biggest cause of participation in destructive behaviors is low self-esteem. The lack of self-esteem leads to bad decisions and actions. If your life lacks value, then it doesn’t matter what choices you make. You look back at your past and see struggle and hardship. You wonder if you were ever valued as a person …

Can We Ignore Our Illness?

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The hardest person to heal is the person who does not acknowledge or accept their illness. No matter what treatment is prescribed it doesn’t matter. The difficulty with spiritual sickness is there are few physical symptoms. By the time the physical symptoms show up you are already in the latter stages of the illness. It’s …

Is Obedience Better Than Sacrifice?

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So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.”[1] The Scriptures say that obedience is better than sacrifice. So why has obedience become such a left out …

Why Are We More Concerned With Praise Dancers Than Sober Men And Chaste Women?

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Why are we more concerned with praise dancers than we are about sober men and chaste women? The costumes and choreography of the praise dancers become more important than the state of our communities. As unwed mothers are an epidemic in our society where are the chaste women? With fathers deserting their children at unprecedented …

Has Worship Replaced Obedience?

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Has worship replaced obedience in our churches? I think so. I have nothing against worship in our churches, but when worship becomes more important than obedience, then we have a problem. Worship has its place, but it should never become the focal point of our church experience. Too many people today go to church to …

How Ease and Comfort Has Ruined Us For The Kingdom

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The pursuit of ease and comfort has made us complacent in our duties to God’s Kingdom. We no longer ascribe to the values of our forefathers of hard work, suffering, and piety towards the Kingdom of God. Everyone today is searching for an easy answer, a comfortable answer. Humanism has become the religion of our …