Posts by Ken

Cardboard Cutouts – is this for You?

In many events where audiences crowded in prior to our universal Covid19 “experience,” video now shows “Cardboard Cutouts” in the seats where fans previously occupied them. These are the enthusiasts, folks who once filled the arenas, stadiums and conference centers. There is no denying that caution must be taken and that for some who are at greater risk, the wiser…

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Preschool Ministry – Oct 11

Week 2 – OCT 11 Bible Story Focus: God takes care of me. Moses in the Basket • Exodus 1:22–2:10 Memory Verse: “God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Key Question: Who’s got it? Bottom Line: God’s got it. Basic Truth: God loves me.

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Is there a new cross in evangelicalism?

Directly on the heels of Peter’s confession that Jesus is “the Christ of God,” Jesus speaks to all the disciples saying, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9). While Jesus’ cross was certainly a death sentence, his invitation for us to take up our cross, not his cross, was not intended…

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Who Are You? Did the Census Reflect Your Change in Citizenship?

Who Are You? Did the Census Reflect Your Change in Citizenship? Who are you? I think one of the biggest problems that continues in the church today is that Christians fail to realize just what has happened for them, in them and potentially through them once they have surrendered their lives to Christ. It’s true church…

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When Jesus was saying “goodbye until I see you again…”

When Jesus was saying “goodbye until I see you again,” he gave some comforting and reassuring words which John recorded in his gospel at John 14:26. He said “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” Jesus…

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Jesus was called “A friend of sinners.” Am I?

Jesus was called “A friend of sinners.” Am I? For that matter, are you? Just look at the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:18-19 that say “For John (the Baptist) came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon.” The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, “Here is a glutton and…

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In most team sports, being on the field implies…

In most team sports, being on the field implies your participation is integral to the success of your team. This may not be a perfect analogy, but I remember playing Pee Wee Baseball and early Little League. Fewer balls made it to right field, so the kid planted there was often more preoccupied with chasing butterflies…

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Man’s plans are often a roadmap to shattered dreams.

Man’s plans are often a roadmap to shattered dreams. Surely it is within our human nature to dream, to set goals and make plans. Following the conception of such ideas, we begin to give form and structure to our new “baby,”concentrating thought upon it and allocating resources of time, talent and treasure in the expectation of…

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Warning! These words sound harsh…

Warning! These words sound harsh, but perhaps all of us who claim to be Christ-followers could use a “heart check” as Chip Ingram suggests. In his book God: As He Longs for You to See Him, writes : “Ask yourself this question: If I continue to live for ten, thirty or fifty years with the same priorities, the same use…

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