Monthly Archives: November 2016

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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The Cure for a Guilty Conscience

Dr. Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist from my neck of the woods in Topeka, KS, once said that if he “could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75% of them could walk out the next … Continue reading

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A World Unworthy

It’s a perspective I frequently forget.  But, when a loved one with a genuine faith in Christ is removed from this world, it may help to remember the truth taught in the following passage: “Others suffered mocking and flogging, and … Continue reading

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Lost in the Crowd

It is every parent’s nightmare.  During the city-wide celebration of the Kansas City Royals winning the 2015 World Series, a crowd estimated at nearly 800,000 descended upon downtown Kansas City.  Shortly after parking their vehicle and making their way to … Continue reading

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Faith to Follow

The 11th chapter of Hebrews is commonly referred to as “The Hall of Faith.”  Beginning with Abel, the writer reviews the fathers of the faith throughout time.  There was Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. In vs. 29, … Continue reading

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