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#11:  “Crossing Jordan”

What do you think of when you hear me say the phrase, “Crossing Jordan?”  I dare say that many people in our secular American culture, –          most of whom have no understanding of the Bible, may automatically think of the popular TV show by that same name that aired in the early 2000s.  I have…

10:  “God’s School of Hard Knocks”

How many of you out there would say you have lived a charmed life – that your whole life has been easy, that everything you hoped for has happened just as you planned, that you have never experienced any disappointments or heartaches or reversals?  Anyone?  Of course not.  I didn’t really expect that would describe…

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?

A modern definition of neighbor is: “a person who lives near another” or “one who adjoins with another nearby.”   As we gathered for our weekly Zoom Prayer Group Meeting last Wednesday, we realized that we had no idea who lived near whom.   Do you know who of this Body of Christ known as Tomoka United…

#9:  The Prescription for a Godly Nation

A man went to his doctor.  “You’ve got to help me,” he pleaded.  I don’t know what to do.  I Just can’t seem to remember anything –  I have no memory at all!  I hear something one minute, and the next minute, I’ve forgotten all about it.  Isn’t there something you can prescribe for me?” …

#8 Dividing Labor Multiplies Ministry

Do you like jokes?  I do – even though I’m awful at telling them.  I’m sure we all like jokes, especially when they are funny.  But even when they “groaners,” we still laugh. In joke-telling, no one is immune – all kinds of people can be the butt of a joke.  Of course, jokes can…

#7:  Honor Your Father and Mother

Today is a very special day.  Dads get to sit back and be waited on hand and foot.  But then again, how is that different than most days? Father’s Day is set aside to honor our fathers, of course.  We do it for many reasons: Certainly, today we want to tell our fathers how much…

#6: God, What Have You Done for Me – Lately?

Two old friends met passing on the street one day. But one looked very sad, almost on the verge of tears.  His friend asked, “What has the world done to you, my old friend?”  The sad fellow said, “Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, a distant relative I barely knew died and left me…

#5: “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

Isn’t it amazing how quickly situations can change? Things in our lives are going along so well, and then suddenly, without warning, something happens that turns our world upside down. And what seemed like a hopeful future is abruptly interrupted by difficulties – we’re cruising along through life one minute, and hit a brick wall…

A Tale of Two Mothers

http://youtu.be/kTkZ6RhL6i8   Isn’t that precious!  I found that clip on YouTube and I just had to share it with you this morning.  Consider that my Mother’s Day card to each of you ladies out there.  Happy Mother’s Day! This morning, it is wonderful to have my dear friend, Shalon Chambers, with us.  We worked together…

Gone Fishing

Two Sundays ago was Easter Sunday.  I hope you were here because it was an especially beautiful service as we gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.  The entire service, the sermon, the music, the prayers – proclaimed to all the world our faith that Christ has risen from the dead, and that the fact…