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A friend of mine sent this to me this week. I found it an excellent read since I lead a bible study too. I thought you might like it, so here you go. Enjoy.
I started leading small groups...
Then they said, “Come & let us devise plans against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not...
Last night while teaching through Jeremiah, a phrase in chapter 17 leapt off the page and exploded like a grenade in my mind. Verse 13 begins, “O LORD, the hope of Israel . . .”
Yahweh is The Hope of Israel; not a hope,...
There is this family in Haiti who run a pregnancy center and ministry in Port au Prince who have an amazing story I want to share. They became missionaries to Haiti in 2006 and help expectant mothers with mid-wife services while ministering to the women...
In the thirty years I’ve been pastor at Calvary Chapel Oxnard there have been many national and regional campaigns to recruit local churches to join some cause, to devote their pulpits for a Sunday or series of Sundays to some issue. I’ve consistently resisted joining...
Webservant Wanderings is a section where I post interesting articles, videos, and other uplifting media links that I found useful for my walk with Christ. Like it or not, some of the things I find interesting are concepts that make me think, from both sides...
Unless you’ve been (happily) living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard that the big book craze right now is a trilogy of erotic novels that start with Fifty Shades of Grey. No—I have not read them and won’t. Don’t need to. Don’t want to....
On Thursday mornings at 6:30, a group of men meet in the fellowship hall at CCO for what we call EpicLife. Our goal is to recover and install a Biblical model of manhood. It’s in-depth discipleship. One of the men describes it as “warrior training.”...
Over the past few months at Calvary Chapel Oxnard where I am a pastor, we’ve been looking at Revival in the Bible and history. We spent the month of June in our mid-week service praying for revival. We got two cases of Joel Rosenberg’s new...
Artificial Life Wife
It begins . . .
In 1985, Teddy Ruxpin became the world's first animated toy that could talk. For many children whose real parents were devoted to "quality time" parenting, the cuddly bear served as a virtual parent, reading stories,...
A friend sent me a fb message yesterday w/a needed word of caution about my posts yesterday. They were sarcastic; prompted by anger at the Supreme Court decision on the healthcare bill. I need & want to apologize to you all. I know some of...
The LA Times recently printed an article admitting the Social Revolution of the 60's that posited single-motherhood as a good and expected feature of an evolving society, has proven an utter disaster.
Bible-believing followers of Jesus tried to warn society what would happen when they untethered parenthood from marriage, but...
A reference to a now infamous Supreme Court case that declared the African slave known as Dred Scott was the property of his master. Not a person, not someone the law recognized as possessing legal rights, but as the personal property of his master--to use the term...
"O Superman, where are you now?"
That’s a line from the song Land of Confusion by Genesis. The lyrics of that song are far more poignant today than when Phil Collins first sang them in 1986.
Ooh, Superman where are you now
As a youth, how did you handle others with authority such as teachers, police, etc.?
What about now?
How does how we submit to proper earthly authority reflect on our submission to God?
What does the phrase “the world to come” refer...
INTRO / Warm Up
Have you ever gone boating or sailing?
Have you ever driven or piloted a ship / boat? If so, how was it different from driving a car?
What challenges does a lake or sea present to piloting a ship?
Many of the appliances that have become standard around the house have made life easier. What are some and how have they made things easier? Without them, how would life be different? What skills would we need to have & how much more time?...
To Leaders – In these discussion sheets that will be provided for the next three months, feel free to use whatever questions you want. Don’t feel obligated to use them all. As you get to know your group, you’ll get a sense for what kinds...
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