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Finding Value: Filling Deep Holes*

The premise for the book Wholehearted is that God shows us the identity gaps deep within our heart through negative emotions, and He does that in order that He might fill those gaps and we might know Him better. But what about the person who realizes there are deep, deep, holes in their identity and […]

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Becoming a Better Arranger: There’s a Meeting in the Air

When asked if there was room for forgiveness for those who had aided the terrorists of 9/11, General Norman Schwarzkopf pithily replied, “I believe that forgiving them is God’s function, our job is simply to arrange the meeting.” While General Schwarzkopf may have had a particular kind of meeting in mind, today’s preacher is called […]

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Preaching to Arrange a Meeting: A Lesson on Purpose

If you have ever preached or taught for any length of time, it has happened to you. Someone in a crowd approaches you and says something like: “Do you remember when you said……?”, and what follows is something very specific. The problem is, for the life of you, you can’t remember when you said it, […]

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Valuing Others: Impactful Authenticity

When it comes to reaching others for Christ, if we are honest, for most of us, we would have to admit that we are not very good at it. Think about it. Over the last five years, can you think of 1 or 2 people who have come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ […]

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The Value of a Good Question

I still remember the question. I remember where I was, and what we were doing when he asked it.   Struggling with a relationship where I barely knew the young lady, a friend of mine asked, “Are you thinking about marrying her?” “Marry her?” Of course not. I hardly knew her, but when he asked that […]

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