Intimacy over accomplishment

  There is a fair amount of German heritage in our fair community.  I enjoy the German dishes and the thick German accents of some of the old farmers.  My nephew speaks German well and has traveled to Germany several times, and I have friends who serve the Lord in Germany. ...
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A friend of Christ

  God provides numerous titles for Himself in Scripture.  He is Great I AM, Great Physician, Father, Creator, Redeemer, Provider, etcetera.  Considering the titles for God makes for a wonderful Bible study, but the list is far too extensive for a short article.  It is also...
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Purpose

  I have had the honor of serving in various community organizations.  Some have been more effective than others, and I have found the most effective organizations are those who have a clear purpose.  They answer the questions, “Who are we?” and “Why are we here?”  They know...
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I am with you

  This is the eighth and final article of a series on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing...
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Observe what Christ commanded

  This is the seventh article of an eight-part series on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,...
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Teaching them

  This is the sixth article of an eight-part series on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,...
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Baptizing them

  This is the fifth article of an eight-part series on the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,...
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Make disciples

  Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to...
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We go

  Pastor David is a Ugandan pastor and personal friend.  He gives me a ride on his dirt bike to visit other pastors when I am teaching there.  His dirt bike is not really made for two people, but we make it work.  The hardest part is climbing aboard.  First, Pastor David...
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Because I said so

  My mother is a wonderful person.  I never get tired of bragging about her.  She has a quiet spirit about her that I deeply appreciate.  Perhaps this quiet spirit is the reason she pasted a bumper sticker to our kitchen window.  It read, “I’m the Mommy.  That’s why!”  There...
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