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Contributed on Sep 18, 2023
This sermon provides a foundation for understanding a triuine God. Word, upper case, is used for God, Jesus, & Holy Spirit as one.
Mormons are a religious and cultural group related to Mormonism, the principal branch of the Latter Day Saint movement started by Joseph Smith in upstate New York during the 1820s. After Smith's death in 1844, the movement split into several groups following different leaders; the majority ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2023
Uncracking the secret of the early church is at the heart of this message. It looks at several key elements that has led the church to grow exponentially.
A young lady working on her master's degree in social work asked to work with me on a research project related to multigenerational trauma. She plans to get her Ph.D. and continue our work internationally. I had learned how various traits are transmitted across generations. My 5th great ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2023
Paul writes to an audience steeped in the Greco-Roman culture. The message is a call to transform their minds, avoid the cultural influences that pull them away from the call of Jesus. He calls them to an exemplary lifestyle.
While in Louisiana for the memorial service for her brother, we drove by a home we built while working as an engineer on the railroad. The home was a super nice home with 3,000 sq ft. On previous trips we witnessed it was empty and deteriorating. This time we were shocked; I wish I could show you ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2023
Romans 10 has three-fold moves in the chapter. Paul critiques legalistic righteousness, speaks to genuine righteousness residing in the soul, and points to visionary faith that comes through inspiring words. Paul says those who share the Good News have beautiful, pure feet.
This past week there was a post on the Fort Gibson Forum. It had a picture of a pretty horse walking down a paved road. He/she had a saddle and bridal but no rider guiding him toward a worthwhile destination. Not sure where the horse was headed. Though he looked confident, his owner had to come and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2022
How should we respond to those who have radical beliefs and lifestyles contrary to our beliefs? The temptation is to counter their viciousness and label them as an enemy. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us a model for the attitude that we are to have when faced with divisive social issues.
If not careful, as we study the Bible, we will pick and choose passages that support certain points of view or principles to which we cling. Yet those who first heard what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount had no idea what Jesus was about to say. They understood the moralism of their day, ...read more