False gods

I often say love God, love you, love people at the end of my messages, but what exactly does it mean to Love God? The very first commandment of the ten says, “You shall have no other Gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3). Hmmm, no other Gods before God. So, we can assume there are other gods because God clearly implies that there are other gods. In fact, there are religions, culture...
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Gaining Forgiveness

What keeps me from taking responsibility for my life? When something goes wrong, why do I immediately want to look outside myself to see whose fault it is, who caused the problem? Surely, it wasn’t my fault! I think I have successfully learned how to deceive myself into believing I am perfect. Yes, that’s it. That’s why nothing’s my fault, because I am perfect, of course. Ha...
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I Like it Like That

Drinking and smoking wasn’t my lot in life…until I entered college. Really, I never even tasted liquor before college. However, I do remember trying to smoke a cigarette once in grade school, but like Clinton, I didn’t inhale. I was delivered from marijuana and wine before I entered divinity school. I thought it only proper, not that there are not ministers who smoke. I’m sur...
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The Road Less Traveled

There was a time when I heard the voice of the Lord in the thunder. I was standing on the side of my mom’s house deciding on what choice to make in my life at that time. What was my next big step? Which way should I go? These were my choices: a great job in a medical office working for high end doctors or going to divinity school. Was it time for me to settle down into an offi...
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Win This New Year

At first I was a little shocked and somewhat disappointed when NBA basketball player Kevin Durant left OKC for Golden State Warriors. I thought, ‘Where’s the loyalty?” I also thought they could have won a championship with the team they had with perhaps a few tweaks in team roles. At the same time, I knew that Kevin wanted a championship and he was making a strategic career ...
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