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The ShareJOY Run

Do you desire to help make a life-changing difference in other people’s lives? Many do, and most recognize that in helping others they too are blessed. In fact, Jesus said in Acts 20:35: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” The ShareJOY Run is just such an opportunity to help others and be […]

Being a Godly Leader

Do you have a clear understanding of leadership?  Do you believe you are a leader?  How would you describe the term leadership? John Maxwell, a prominent leadership author and speaker says, “leadership is influence.”  Some studies estimate that even introverts influence 10,000 people over the course of their lives. Our influence can be accidental or […]

Discipleship 101

I’ll call him George. I had never met him before that day. He walked through our church doors one late Sunday afternoon to “catch the evening show” as he called it. George managed a printing press crew that worked through Saturday nights and therefore he slept on Sunday mornings. That Sunday we met and started […]

He’s Alive!

Matthew 28:1–3; Mark 16:1–20; Luke 24:1–49; John 20:1–31 Just this week I watched a program that featured an interviewer on the streets of New York who was asking random passersby what holiday was coming up this weekend. More than 50% of the people had no clue. They gave answers such as Memorial Day, Father’s Day…even […]

Dead and Buried!

Matthew 27:62–66 I’m thinking back to one of the times when I wanted to hang out with my next-oldest brother and his friend. They were around 11 or 12 years old, and I was maybe 6. Why I wanted to camp out with them I have no idea, but I did and they let me. […]

A Great Way to Remember Him

Matthew 26:17–30; Mark 14:12–26; Luke 22:7–23; John 13:1–10 Surf the Internet and you’ll find many sites that claim to offer ways to help improve your memory. You’ll discover memory techniques, memory tests and quizzes, and supplemental “nutrients.” For me, I’ve found that certain events in my life, mostly emotional ones, cause me to remember more […]

Truth and Consequences

Matthew 21:23–24:51; Mark 11:27–13:37; Luke 20:1–21:36 Back in the day, as some say it, there was a game show called “Truth or Consequences.” The premise of the show was to mix the original quiz element of game shows with wacky stunts. On the show, contestants received roughly two seconds to answer a trivia question or […]