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Tulsa workshop day one

Today was a good day. It started early, actually it didn’t start any earlier than any other day except with a late night last night with some unhappy kiddos, 6am seemed awful early! The first class was “born again identity,” … Continue reading

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Revelation 13-14

Revelation, is a highly imaginative book, full of symbolic language and Revelation 13 is one of the richest examples of John’s symbolic imagery. The images: · The dragon standing on the shore of the sea…who gave the beast his power … Continue reading

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Tulsa Workshop

In just over four hours, our family will head to Tulsa for the annual International Soul Winning Workshop. I have been blessed with the privilege of getting to attend for the last four years, with this being my fifth. I … Continue reading

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This morning, I got to my office and in my mail box was an envelope addressed to me. I opened it, and it was a letter of strong critique from my most recent sermon. Some of the key elements in … Continue reading

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parenting 101 from Eli the priest who sort of loved his sons…

Doing some re-reading of the 1 Samuel, before diving into 2 Samuel. At least one of the weeks of our camp this summer will be from there, and well, LTC and Bible Bowl for ’10 will be in 2 Samuel. … Continue reading

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Spring Break, weight watchers, and family

This week is our Spring Break. The weather has been great, and my folks are here. We haven’t seen them since Christmas. My girls have been pumped about them coming out, and then it was so cool to see Miley … Continue reading

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sermon 2.0 Rev.1:4-8

Sermon Outline Rev. 1:4-8 “What’s In a Name?” · Introduction: o Opening illustration: Fruitstand o Names can be confused, misused and abused § Abused for the name Christ § Abused for the name Christian o Sometimes pressure from the outside … Continue reading

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I am preaching twice over the next Sundays. I will be piggy backing off our preaching minister’s current series. He has being doing a series of lessons from the book of Exodus about “God Engaging His people,” I will be … Continue reading

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Rev. 7-8: from seals to trumpets

I hardly view my opinion as that of an expert, but I believe from the reading that to be marked with God’s seal as it is mentioned in the text this week (Rev. 7) does a couple of things, indicates … Continue reading

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thoughts on the lion/lamb, woes, and violent/vindictive language — Rev. 5 and 6

John, knowing his audience’s acquaintance with apocalyptic literature, and their familiarity with the “lion” imagery and messianic expectation, drawing from the Hebrew Bible, and the Testament of Judah and 4 Ezra, transforms the image from a lion to a lamb. … Continue reading

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