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James 1:1-8;16,17 Augustine said, “Grant me, Lord, to know and understand which is first, to call on Thee or to praise Thee?? and again, to know Thee or to call on Thee?  For who can call on Thee, not knowing Thee?  For he that knoweth Thee not may call on Thee as other than Thou   Read More …

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As many of you know, I have been ill for the past seven months and haven’t preached since September. I lay in the hospital for six weeks, then spent an additional six months at home in bed. At the same time my daughter Kimberly was in a car wreck in November and, because of severe   Read More …

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On this day as we remember the life of Ron Dunn and celebrate his home going, it is with deep regret that I cannot be present in person.  I was on the last leg of my flight to Manila somewhere between Japan and the Philippines when Ron went home to be with the Lord.  I   Read More …

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Not long ago I decided to take a poll of a number of branches in a certain vineyard to find out how they were managing to take the strain of bearing fruit. After interviewing as many as possible, I came to some interesting conclusions. Not one had an ulcer, was on tranquilizers, was uptight or   Read More …

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“Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy   Read More …

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