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As It Turned Out

I wonder how much time I have wasted in my life planning, waiting, even praying, for the “big break?" Big breaks are exciting. And they do happen. The problem is that when we see them happen in other people’s lives, it looks to us like their big break came out of nowhere. Like an ...

Speed Dating

I’ve only seen it on TV commercials, but it looks ridiculous and desperate. A room full of people walking around with drinks in their hands, looking for meaningful relationships, but limited to five minutes of table-talk with each other to determine compatibility. I know I will make some of ...

His Eye On His Word To You

What do you see, Jeremiah? That was the first question God asked the prophet on the day Jeremiah was inaugurated into his prophetic ministry. It is the same question God frequently asked His prophets right before they received a "word" from the Lord. Dr. Rickie Moore, Old Testament Professor ...

Racism in Any Color

The apostle Peter was on a preaching tour of new Christian churches, likely sent out by his peers at headquarters in Jerusalem. He had landed, for a period of time, in the church planted in the Gentile city of Antioch, in Asia Minor. What he couldn’t have known was that, about that time, Paul was ...

Too Much Information

“You are barren right now, being harassed by the enemy, but you are about to conceive and have a son.” That’s what the angel of the Lord said to a nameless woman, the wife of Manoah, and soon-to-be mother of Samson, in Judges 13. In addition to this exciting promise, the angel of the Lord ...

It’s Your Move

I recently heard a world-renowned, young television preacher say that there was no way he could sin his way out of the grace of God. I cringe when I hear those attention-getting, flashy catch phrases bantered about so casually from an international platform, without any qualifiers, conditions or ...

How to Overcome the Subtle Attacks of the Enemy

If the enemy of our souls could be counted on to mount his attacks against us dressed in a red suit, with horns and a pitch fork, he'd be easy to identify and equally easy to repel. But the Christian life isn't that straight forward. And our enemy is way too cunning to be that obvious. I was ...