Divorce Hurts

In 1967 Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe completed a study to determine if there is a connection between personal stress and physical illness. 


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The Hardest Topic

What do you think is the most difficult Bible topic to teach?  For me, it’s the topic of divorce.  The mere mention of the word causes discomfort in many people.  Why?


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Tempted to Believe

I played on a variety of different baseball teams growing up ranging from terrible to very good.  When the team was great, I spent a lot of time on the bench.  When the team was bad, I played all of the time. 


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The Uninstructable

Is there anything worse than a person who cannot be instructed?  I’m sure that there is, but an uninstructable person has got to be pretty high up on the list of the most obnoxious qualities a person can have.


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The Bad, the Bad, and the Bad

One of my all-time favorite movies is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  I know, some people hate this movie and some love it.  Good news for those who don’t like it: This article isn’t about the movie, so keep reading!


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What Motivates You?

Growing up, I lived with my grandparents about as much as I lived with my parents.  My aunts, uncles and cousins were always around as well.  As a result of growing up around a variety of people of different ages, I now enjoy being around a variety of people of different ages.


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And the Answer Is…

Have you ever been asked a question in Sunday school class and have no clue what the answer is?  My wife says that when that you’re asked a question at church and you don’t know the answer to pick from one of the following:


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The Old Testament

What do you think of when you think of the Old Testament?  The first things that come to my mind are creation, covenant, and the foundation of morality.  Then I recall some of my favorite people to study: Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Job, David, Solomon, Elijah, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Daniel. 


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Who Are YOU?

In Matthew 5:13 and 14, Jesus makes two definitive statements about who His followers are:

You are the salt of the earth, and, “You are the light of the world.”

I love definitive statements and especially when they come from Jesus.


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Persecution

Have you ever been persecuted for your faith in Christ?  How were you persecuted?  What was your reaction when you were persecuted?  How did it make you feel?

In Matthew 5:11 Jesus said that His followers would be persecuted:


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