Monthly Archives: November 2011

Scripture Meditations in Baptist and Reflector

The Tennessee Baptist & Reflector is graciously printing some devotional meditations on selected Scripture passages I wrote in this month’s issues. Each meditation is based on the passage and title of a Lifeway Sunday school lesson. This week’s devotion, “Recognize God’s … Continue reading

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Mark 13: Jesus Predicts the Future

Mark 13 is, without question, the most difficult portion of Mark’s gospel to interpret. Jesus is clearly speaking about future events, but he does not do so by mentioning specific names or dates. Instead, he follows the Biblical patter of … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Courage

At lunchtime yesterday, I was able to read one short chapter in Governor William Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation. The pilgrims have at this point fled England for the greater religious liberty in Holland, but even here they are now … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

Have you ever read President George Washington’s Proclamation establishing the first official Thanksgiving Day in 1789? Here’s your chance: “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be … Continue reading

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Honor to Whom Honor is Due

Here is a brief article from the Tennessee Baptist state newspaper, the Baptist & Reflector, highlighting the mentoring ministry of a man I love and admire, Dr. Bill Oakley. Bro. Bill has been a faithful Gospel minister for over 60 … Continue reading

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Jesus loves me, so he makes me sad

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is … Continue reading

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History: A Young Man’s Source of Wisdom

“It is the knowledge of the past which gives the to the young man the experience of age. While yet he retains the energy and enterprise of youth, and it is not too late for action, history guides his activity … Continue reading

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