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Worship: Part 1 - Definition

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This past Sunday, I began preaching a series on ‘Worship Through Giving’. Well today, I would like to begin a series of Pastor’s Pens about Worship. We will discuss topics like: What is worship? What do we worship? When do we worship? Why do we worship? Where do we worship?

 

Now this is a pretty big subject so we will begin with the definition of the word and what do we mean when we talk about it. Often I hear peopl...

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Truths About Money - Part 12

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Pursuit of Money can be Devastating

(We always think that we need just a little bit more to be happy, but we simply never get enough.) 

     The funny thing about money is the fact that the more you have, the more that you want. If I remember the story right: Howard Hughes, a man who, at the time was one of the riches men in the world, was once asked the question, ...

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Truths About Money - Part 11

Posted on May 2, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Power of Money Can Be Devastating!       

     Well, it has been several weeks since our last conversation about money, but today I want to once again pick it up and talk about it. As you remember, before we took our break from the subject, we had spent 10 weeks dealing with the things that I have learned about money. (If you don't remember, or simply were no...

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Truths About Money - Part 10

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

     Last week in our conversation about money we talked about the danger of Narcissism (the love of ones self). As we said, we all tend to be self centered, thinking "It’s all about me." When it comes to money, this attitude can be very dangerous; in fact, it can be down right devastating.

     Couples try to deal with this in several different ways, but probably the most common is that they decide that each will...

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Truths About Money - Part 9

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Self-centeredness with money leads to destruction

     Far too often when a couple is short on funds one or both of the parties within the marriage feels as if they are being asked to sacrifice more than the other. In point of fact in most cases both members fee...
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Truths About Money - Part 8

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

       One more thing about last weeks topic about "Windfalls": When I was growing up my parents were neither "financially sophisticated" nor wealthy. In fact, it is kind of funny, but wasn't until my oldest sister was going to college and applying for aide that we discovered that we were "poor." She discovered that our family's income was below the "poverty level". Before starting public work my Dad had been a farmer, and yet while on a modest income for m...

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Truths About Money - Part 7

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 Windfalls are Dangerous!

     I  remember  when  I  was  just  a  kid  I  used  to  hear  the   expression:  "I  just  can't  wait  till  my  ship  comes  in."  Or  I   would  hear  people  say:  "...

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Truths About Money - Part 6

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Truths About Money - Part 6

     Well, this is week 6 and there is no end in sight in our discussion about money. I realize that for some of you this may seem tedious and somewhat boring, but the truth is, money is involved in every aspect of our lives. Before we were ever born our parents had bills for the doctors that they visited; there was probably a huge bill for the hospital at which we were born. They spent huge a...

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Truths About Money - Part 5

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

February 15, 2015

     So, here we are in week 5. I must confess, this is going to take much longer than I had anticipated, but speaking for myself it has been helpful for me to articulate these truths and I hope that it may be helping some of you. So far we have discussed:

1. Saving money is hard.

2. Owing Money is Dumb.

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Truths About Money - Part 4

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Saving money is hard.

2. Owing Money is Dumb.

3. Saving Money must be a priority.

4. Giving Money is Good


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Truths About Money - Part 3

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

February 1, 2015   

 So far we have written about:

1. Saving money is hard. & 2. Owing Money is Dumb.

     As you remember we ended last week with the fact that Proverbs 22:7 tells us that the one who borrows becomes a slave to the one who lends. But what do you d...

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Truths About Money - Part 2

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

January 25, 2015


     Last week in the Pastors Pen I began this article about money. I,in no way, claim to be an expert with money, but I have learned a few things along the way. Last week, we began with my first point: "Saving money is hard" and I would like to pick back up where I left off.

1. Saving money is hard. (Part 2)

     As ...

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Truths About Money - Part 1

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

January 18, 2015

     As you know, this past Thursday night we had the first class Financial Peace Class for this session. Truth is, we only introduced the class; we will have the first official class on this coming Thursday night. So, it's not too late to join the class for those who haven't taken it, or would like to take it again. Well, with regard to the class, I have also decided to write a series of "Pastor's Pens" about what I have learned about mone...

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