Monthly Archives: November 2016

Power and Plan

Most of us likely know of the fiery ordeal Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego faced when Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, threw them into the furnace.  But unless you’ve looked into the background of the story, you may miss what led … Continue reading

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For His Sake

Submit.  We bristle at just the mention of the word.  Submit to the Lord.  Submit to one another.  Wives submit to your husbands, etc.  In our fiercely independent culture of personal rights, we’ve learned to question and reject authority instead … Continue reading

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Don’t Gloat

I’m glad I participated in a variety of sports as a child.  I was fortunate enough to win a few times, but I also tasted a lot of defeat.  I’m very grateful for the coaches who taught us many valuable … Continue reading

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Winsome Living

May it be said of us, too. As the writer wrapped up the book of Hebrews, he stated that he had “…a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.” (Hebrews 13:18). He didn’t go so far as to … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Be

Because it’s so hard, God warns us frequently about the words that come out of our mouths.  Words can destroy or bring healing (Proverb 12:18); they can calm a situation or set it on fire (Proverb 15:4).  On and on … Continue reading

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Overflowing Thanks

For Christians, Thanksgiving should not be a day, but a way of life. It just so happens I’m currently leading a study on the book of Colossians.  In it, we find this: “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue … Continue reading

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Discipline that Satisfies

My life of crime began at age 4 or 5, and lasted for all of about 5 minutes.  I remember the day pretty well.  I had been shopping with my mom at the local 5 and dime.  It must have … Continue reading

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Apply Within

If you ever make your way to The Teachable Heart website (www.theteachableheart.com) or blog (https://theteachableheart.wordpress.com/), you will find these three words under the ministry’s name:  Hear, Accept, Apply.  A Teachable Heart, as described in Mark 4:20, is ‘good soil’ that … Continue reading

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Spotlight or Surrender?

He was likely the most popular guy on campus; he was certainly among the biggest.  Danny Manning was an All-American basketball star at Kansas.  He led my beloved Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA National Championship, and most importantly, I had … Continue reading

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What Built the Ark?

Who built the ark? Noah, Noah.  Who built the ark?  Brother, Noah built the ark. I think every kid who ever attended even a handful of Sunday School classes learned that children’s song.  As good as the song was at … Continue reading

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