In the Storm 2

Yesterday, we began talking about finding our way in the storm. The current crisis seems like a storm. A storm of media, a storm of anxiety, and a storm of fear. As we discussed yesterday, sometimes Jesus wants us in the storm. Sometimes the storm is where we are meant to be. In Mark 6, […]

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In The Storm

I have to confess to you this morning. I have to confess an addiction. This week I have become addicted to “virus news.” It’s been on all the time. We’re watching the stammering press conferences of virologists that are not skilled at talking to cameras. We’re watching the newscasters and talking heads who are almost […]

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Be Like Quilty

This week Channel 2 in Houston ran a story about Quilty, a 6-year-old cat at the Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Shelter who would not be contained. Quilty refused to be held in captivity. But not only that, he would free other cats in the shelter as well. “He has gotten out quite […]

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THE WORK OF THE CHURCH

If you’ve been around for very long at all, you’ve heard me say “Prayer is the work of the Church.” That’s not a new idea with me.  The church has always been about prayer. Immediately after the Lord’s death, the disciples prepare for the future by being “constantly in prayer” together (Acts 1:14). All church […]

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I MISS SCOOBY-DOO

I miss Scooby-Doo. When I was a kid, Saturday morning cartoons were a thing. We didn’t have a Cartoon Network or a YouTube in our pocket. Instead we got our cartoons on Saturday mornings. And on Saturday mornings I would get up early and head to the kitchen. Generally, my dad would be up making […]

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Appreciation

This is Minister Appreciation Month. The running joke among church of Christ preachers goes “or as we in churches of Christ call it … October.” Most churches in our brotherhood totally ignore this. Now that’s not a big deal and I don’t mean to denigrate those brothers, but I have been bragging to my friends […]

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Some Things You Don’t Play With.

In 1969, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, a group of people were preparing to have a “hurricane party” in the face of a storm named Camille. We don’t know if these folks were overconfident, overzealous or simply overly intoxicated. What we do know is that the wind was howling outside the posh Richelieu Apartments when Police […]

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40 Days of Fervent Prayer

Sunday Huntsville Church of Christ was challenged to enter into 40 days of fervent prayer. We strive to be a people of prayer. We want to seek God and His leadership instead of trusting in our own performance or abilities. So we set out to engage Him in prayer. First, we will add “Your kingdom […]

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Fish In the Net

47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. 48When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. […]

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The Price of Freedom

In October of 1781, General Cornwallis marched his British troops into Yorktown. The patriots to the south had wreaked havoc on his redcoat army, and he was hoping to rendezvous with the British Navy on Chesapeake Bay. American and French troops, however, anticipating Cornwallis’s plan, pounded them with cannon fire, while the French fleet cut […]

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