Exodus

On Eagle’s Wings

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“You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.”5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;6 and you shall be […]

Exodus

BIG Moses. BIG Problem.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to be really important? Wouldn’t it be nice to be the person that everyone had to come to for advice and answers. Wouldn’t it be cool if when people walked into your house or work environment, they just knew without even asking that you were in charge, and that everyone else […]

Stories

How My Goodbye Service Was a Foretaste of Heaven.

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  Last night I got to taste a small glimpse of heaven.   If you didn’t know, last night was my final Impact service as the Youth Pastor of Hardin Baptist Church. Beginning in August, Nick Calhoon will become the new Youth Pastor and I will continue serving at Hardin as the Associate Pastor. So […]

Prayer

The Secret Sauce of Prayer

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I am a pastor, and I struggle with prayer. There, I said it. If you’re like me, you find yourself praying mostly the same things over and over again, fighting hard to concentrate because your mind constantly wonders. For years I thought the problem was me, but now I realize the problem was my method.  This […]

Exodus

And The Rock Was Christ

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If you have been following the story of the Exodus so far, you know that God is good and Israel is grumpy. Chapter 17 is no different. Here, we find the Israelites complaining for a third time about being either hungry or thirsty and grumbling to Moses instead of asking the Lord God to supply […]

The Bible

Being Still Under Gunfire, Not Flowers.

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“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10a A Field of Flowers. As I read this verse, I couldn’t help imagining myself at the foothills of a beautiful mountain range, standing in a peaceful meadow next to a flowing stream of water. The air was crisps and the lilies were dancing to the […]

Exodus

The Only Food that Lasts Forever

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At night, I’m reading a kids’ version of The Pilgrim’s Progress to my boys. It has been a fun read because it takes me back to the first time I read the original version in Seminary a few years ago. If you haven’t read this book from the 1600’s by John Bunyan, I highly recommend […]

Family Worship

Teach your kids why we sing.

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Parents, this devotion is designed to simply read to your kids (I suggest while eating a plate of cookies). Gather the kids around and read: Have you ever wondered why Christians gather every Sunday and sing songs about God? Today we are going to read from Exodus 15 where we find the people of Israel […]

Marriage

9 Foxes Your Wife Wants You To Kill.

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“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyard, for they are in full blossom.” (Song of Solomon 2:15) “Foxes” were little pest in the ancient world that spoiled vineyards by eating all the grapes. These foxes were small and hard to catch, yet if ignored they would kill the vineyard. In […]