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Bible Fluency — The Challenges

Being a believer now for many years, my respect for the Bible has grown and grown. But I can also understand why unbelievers, seekers, and those new to the faith often struggle with what the Bible has to say. So … Continue reading

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Your God My God – The Story of Ruth

Before Christmas my pastor did a series called Chick Flick–the story of Ruth. This Old Testament story is, no doubt, one of the best “chick flicks” found in the Bible. Only four chapters long, Ruth doesn’t take long to read, … Continue reading

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How To Start A Discipleship Group

Why use the description Discipleship Group? I could just as easily used the term Bible study group, small group, Sunday school, men’s group, women’s group. Sometimes the name does describe subtle or large differences in what a Christian group wants … Continue reading

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Disciple Them Forward

The above quote comes from the business world, but consider the application it has for many areas of life. One that readily comes to my mind—discipleship. Do you remember the 2000 movie Pay It Forward, starring Kevin Spacey and Helen … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Undoubtably, most of us have heard the Great Commission statement, some of Jesus’ famous final words before he ascended into Heaven. I decided to google the famous last words of a few other well-knowns and came across some interesting finds: … Continue reading

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Teach Like Jesus Taught – Part 1

I don’t know about you, but I learn the most from others who consistently model good behavior, confidence in what they say, and competence in what they do.  As a teacher in many areas of life—my home, my work and … Continue reading

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The Christian Mastermind Group

Two years ago, a friend of mine came to me with the idea of creating a Christian Mastermind Group. We went on to call it the Coweta Eagles Group, modeled after a group formed by Dan Miller, author of 48 … Continue reading

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God and Krispy Kremes

For years I lived with the trappings of the pastry world, inferior, stale, grocery-variety donuts. Then I tasted a Dunkin’ Donut which was a great improvement over what I’d experienced before. But one day I bit into a Krispy Kreme … Continue reading

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Have You Hugged Your Small Group Leader Today?

This post is a shout-out to all you Sunday School teachers, small group leaders, ministry leaders or pastors. Over the years, my life has been touched and changed by committed believers who decided to take their Christian walk to the … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Wolves

God has shown us that we can learn from His creation. So, what can we learn from a particular animal–the gray wolf? Whether you lead a team, a Sunday school class, discipleship group, a business or you are raising a … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Spiritual Daddy

I think back now on all the people who’ve had a hand in my spiritual growth. My parents, a close uncle, loving aunts, faithful friends. I think about Pastor Howle and his preaching between silly jokes and sobs. A Sunday … Continue reading

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Old Guns and Discipleship

In my gun cabinet rests an old Ithaca double-barreled shotgun. It belonged to my grandfather (we called him Gran Gran), and one day, my uncle passed it down to me. It’s not in mint condition, but I’ve been told it’s … Continue reading

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Go, Make Disciples, Baptize and Teach

In April of 1855, a Sunday School teacher decided to visit a member of his class.  Apparently, this was his practice–going beyond the “telling” and instead, reaching out to build a relationship. He entered the shoe store that day and … Continue reading

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The Call to Disciple

Over the past few years, I have come to appreciate my pastor’s passion for discipleship.  He’s managed to keep the main thing the main thing.  And he’s done this in a way so as not to water down or compromise … Continue reading

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My Mid-Year Review

It’s that time of the year everyone!  Aren’t you excited!  Around the months of July and August, many of us participate in that little discussion called a mid-year review. My boss just finished mine, and I’m in the process of … Continue reading

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Mere Apologetics

If you’ve ever shared about your beliefs or discipled a new believer, then you’ve probably been confronted with questions about the Christian faith.  In fact, with many contemporary style churches, we may discover seekers and skeptics showing up in our … Continue reading

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Think and Grow Spiritually Rich

Over and over, the scriptures teach us how to prosper and thrive spiritually.  Sometimes this affects our monetary condition and sometimes it doesn’t.  But I’ve found the key to happiness and fulfillment is delighting in God and daily staying connected … Continue reading

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Cycling the Southeast

I sometimes find it difficult to coax my family into a morning or afternoon hike, but they will join me on a bike ride.  Biking is an excellent family event, and the Southeast abounds with miles upon miles of fabulous … Continue reading

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The Best Question Ever?

Some of us have messed up big time. Perhaps we’ve made an unwise decision that has altered our life’s direction, or maybe we’ve accumulated a series of poor choices, resulting in a habit or an addiction. Yes, we can always … Continue reading

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The Surprise Catch

I just returned from a wonderful and productive fishing trip down in Apalachicola, Florida. How time passes quickly, but the memories will last a lifetime. My son Caleb and my friend Mark accompanied me on the choppy waters of Apalachicola … Continue reading

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