Author Archives: James

Quote of the Day: Battling Doubt…Or Rebellion?

“People try to persuade us that the objections to Christianity spring from doubt. That is a complete misunderstanding. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result people have hitherto been … Continue reading

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Borrowed impressions

Never borrow your impressions of a person from others. You’ll miss out on some great people that some just misunderstood, or didn’t give a fair shake to. ‪#‎preacherlifelessons‬ ‪#‎diamondsintherough‬

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Developing a discerning ear

As a minister, I hear a lot of personal stories. Some joyous, some sad, many conflicted. Lately, it seems Satan’s been working overtime, and I’ve heard an awful lot of the latter. As you try to offer wisdom, a listening … Continue reading

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“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore … Continue reading

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But what happens when we live God’s way?

It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show … Continue reading

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New Bible studies posted

I’ve recently posted the study we just finished on Wednesday evenings, “Rise Up, Men of God – A Study of Leadership in Nehemiah”. We had some great discussion, and as I have every time I’ve spent time in Nehemiah, I came … Continue reading

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Living Generously

For the month of June our message series at the Early Church of Christ was on generosity and giving. While this topic is one that I probably preach too little on (I’m a native West Texan, avoiding it is in … Continue reading

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