Category: Focal Points
The Flags We Fly

The Flags We Fly

How should we as Christians react to the recent Confederate flag controversy? Here are some thoughts to consider.

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Bought & Branded

Bought & Branded

Religious labels are as common as common as Blue Bell ice cream in the freezer case at HEB and Texas droughts (well, maybe those two examples are not as reliable as they once ...

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Tears in a Bottle

Tears in a Bottle

There are three types of tears shed by the human eye. First, basal tears help to wet the cornea on a constant basis by providing a "tear film" to cover the eye, and they help ...

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5 Reasons You Should Consider A Preacher-Training School

5 Reasons You Should Consider A Preacher-Training School

The reasons are numerous and there will be no attempt made to list them all. But you really should consider attending a preacher-training school. If you are unfamiliar with the ...

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The Heart of Ministry: Trusting or Suspicious?

The Heart of Ministry: Trusting or Suspicious?

Recently, while preparing a sermon from the closing verses of Paul’s letter to the Colossian brethren, I was both encouraged and challenged by what those passages revealed about ...

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Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

Even with the fear of sounding like an old man who is complaining about “new fangled” electronic gadgets, I have an observation to make. I remember a time when my youth group ...

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What I Hope She Has Learned

What I Hope She Has Learned

Turning 16 is quite the milestone. It is the age teenagers want to be – the one they highlight and celebrate unlike any other. It denotes freedom and screams of maturity (even if ...

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Enough to Go Around

Enough to Go Around

Christians should be known for their zealous passion and healthy enthusiasm (cf. Rom. 12:11; Titus 2:14). Our outlook should be positive and energetic. Our eagerness should be ...

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Ignorant Grace

Ignorant Grace

There is a unique and undeniable connection in the Scriptures between grace and knowledge. The first reference in our English Bibles to the grace of God is Genesis 6:8. Have you ...

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The Next Time You Talk to God

The Next Time You Talk to God

Far too often we look for someone to blame for our own mistakes and failures. On one occasion the manager of a minor league baseball team had grown weary of the mistakes his ...

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Who Visits the Preacher?

Who Visits the Preacher?

Recently, a retired preacher visited our Sunday morning service. He has been preaching for at least 50, if not 60, years. His wife was telling me about his more recent health ...

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A Witness of Stones

A Witness of Stones

Just days before His death, Christ made a dramatic and triumphal entrance into the city of David (Matt. 21; Mark 11; Luke 19). His entry was marked by actions and words of ...

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