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Thought for the Day

“I can’t afford to go to church”

When gas prices were over four dollars per gallon a few years back, I remember hearing talk about that being so expensive that some folks could not afford to go to church. Take a minute and figure out how much it costs you to drive to church. If you live 20 miles from the building (which is more than most) and you get 15…

How big is your God?

As human beings, we are limited to (and therefore, often focused upon) physical descriptions, physical measurements, physical time. However, one thing that we need to remember about our God is that He is not. He is not limited to physical anything, whether that be time or dimensions. What does that have to do with you today? The Hebrew spies and the shepherd David saw giants,…

See your potential

When the twelve Hebrew spies went into Canaan, they all saw the same things but not in the same way. Joshua and Caleb announced, “We are well able to overcome” (Num. 13:30). But the other ten spies despondently replied, “We are not able” (13:31). All of them had seen the giants in the land, but those weak in faith said, “We were like grasshoppers in…

Tell me how he knew

The apostle Paul had been through so much during his service to the Lord! When he penned his second letter to Timothy (and the final letter we have from his hand), he referenced some kind of legal trial to which he had been subjected, and he stated, “No one stood with me, but all forsook me” (2 Tim. 4:16). How sad! When he looked around,…

Sorry I’m not sorry

Did you ever have a teacher or parent force you to say, “I’m sorry,” to some other kid? I’m not claiming that such an effort should never be made by an adult, but there is something usually lacking in that scenario – true sorrow. Saying the words is not the same as meaning the words. Paul had written a sternly-worded letter to the church…

Which bird’s feathers are you wearing?

If you ask some teenagers why they are friends with certain people or ask a young couple why they are dating each other, you may get an answer that says something like, “We have so much in common!” And, isn’t that true? We aren’t usually friends with or hang around people with whom we don’t share much in common. After all, “Birds of a feather…

We’ve been trying to reach you about your extended warranty

The robocalls are persistent. They come nearly every day and usually multiple times per day. “We have been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty.” It seems like these people are more concerned about our cars than we are. Of course, it’s all a scam. But, their efforts certainly provoke a thought. Is it possible that God has been trying to reach you about your…

It’s about your love

If one were to make a list of all possible topics that a preacher could discuss and divided that list into “What folks want to hear about” and “What folks don’t want to hear about,” at the very top of the “don’t want to hear about” list would be “money”—and more specifically, a Christian’s responsibility to give to the Lord. However, that topic…