Posts with the category “shepherd-talk”

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Good Hope
February 28th, 2024
Christ, the cross, the resurrection—this is the reason for our hope (an expected outcome). Look out at the world and you’ll despair but look up at Christ and you’ll have hope....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Why Christians Should Be Concerned
February 21st, 2024
As Lutzer writes, “When state rights take the place of God-given rights, we can easily move from abortion to infanticide to euthanasia” and anything else the state deems equitable. So, does what happe...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Satisfied Americans
February 15th, 2024
There is nothing wrong with being a satisfied American. But it’s better to be a satisfied follower of Christ! ...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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6 Facts For The Current Age
February 8th, 2024
Do you ever remember a time when there was more knowledge and more intellectual and cultural delusion than today? Given this to be so, what do God’s people need to know? Let me suggest the following s...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Grow Up... On Purpose
February 1st, 2024
If you are going to live on purpose in 2024 let me encourage you to decide now to take seriously the journey of your spiritual growth. Below are a couple of ways to help....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Prove The Tithe
January 25th, 2024
I love the caption I read on a bumper sticker that said, “Tithe if you love Jesus. Any fool can honk."...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Standing
January 18th, 2024
As believers there are many things we must stand for and on… We stand in prayer for the work of God as in this story. But there are also times we must stand for righteousness and truth....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Stewardship On Purpose
January 11th, 2024
It is easy in the world we live in to depend more on our bank account than God… even when we know and agree with God’s financial stewardship instructions. That is why God’s Word speaks so frequently a...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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On Purpose
January 4th, 2024
Heaven is interested in you and how you prepare, practice, plan, and pursue the ultimate prize of the upward call in Christ Jesus....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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The Greatest Christmas Verse Of All
December 14th, 2023
Christmas is like a megaphone to shout to the world that God loves you and Jesus is in your heart! So as we celebrate the birth of our Savior let us elevate the fact that Jesus came into the world bec...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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The Light That Pushed Back The Darkness
December 7th, 2023
‘It made me look up, literally and figuratively, above all the things that were dragging me down. It was light pushing back the darkness.’”...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Spurgeon's Guides For Reading
November 30th, 2023
Throughout his ministry he spoke of the importance of reading, providing numerous tips along the way that are worth noting still today. David Wilkerson and others have referenced several that I pass a...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Advent Season Is Upon Us
November 21st, 2023
Two thousand years later, Jesus can still be missed. In a quest for happiness, we can miss the source of joy. In the quest to find peace, we can miss the Prince of Peace. And in pursuit of Christmas g...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Don't Live on Auto Pilot
November 9th, 2023
Today people are putting more and more trust in technology to, literally, “drive” their lives! And I suspect we will hear of more crash stories in the years ahead. Maybe they’ll work out all the bugs,...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Ivy League Indoctrination Camps
November 2nd, 2023
Now you would never intentionally know these things were you to visit any of these campuses today. Most have tried to hide or deny their origins. But recent demonstrations have served to show just how...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Don't Be...
October 26th, 2023
Having the right lens through which to see our world is so important… That lens is scripture, which gives perspective to both the world and age we live in....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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I Am A Preacher
October 18th, 2023
It is a privilege and honor to be entrusted with the task of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ week in and week out. I am a preacher and I thank God that I am....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Do You Know Who You Are?
October 12th, 2023
Knowing who you are is not just an issue for actors and actresses. It is fundamental to us all. Today our culture abounds with confusion over identity issues. Why? Because when we lose touch with our ...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Let’s Put Jesus Back Where He Belongs
October 5th, 2023
In Matthew 5:14–16 Jesus said, ““You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all ...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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America's Anxiety Problem
September 28th, 2023
Yes, America has an anxiety problem, but you don’t have to! Get up close to Jesus and remember that God is always trying to take you someplace new. ...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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No Doubt About It
September 21st, 2023
There’s no doubt about it, God’s certainties are the key to experiencing victory over your doubts....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Don't Underestimate The Importance of a Biblical Worldview
September 14th, 2023
That’s why the matter of building a biblical worldview in our own lives and in the lives of our children is all the more important if we are to counter these godless heresies....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Incompatible
September 7th, 2023
The fact is, while we live in this world, we are not of this world. The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world are simply incompatible....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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There's Still Hope In Washington
August 31st, 2023
While policy and platforms matter, it still remains that changed lives are the greatest key to changing a nation....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Unsilenced
August 24th, 2023
Standing on the scripture must be our foundation. And as scripture says, we must, in love, speak the truth....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Boldness & Courage: The Historic Responsibility of the Pulpit and the People of God
August 17th, 2023
Our approach may be a bit different than it was in Finney’s day, but our task is the same, and it is articulated and modeled clearly in the scriptures....  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Keep Your Eye On The Prize
August 10th, 2023
This is an interesting time. In our lifetime we are witnessing the biggest decline of Christian influence in history. Further, many who once claimed to follow Christ have left the faith or deemed thei...  Read More
by Ray Jones
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Summer Reading
June 22nd, 2023
Speaking of reading, let me offer some suggestions for your summer reading. Here are a few that I highly recommend....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Is The Antichrist Alive Today?
June 8th, 2023
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed..."...  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Wake Up and Strengthen What Remains
June 1st, 2023
This is the warning that Jesus gave to the church at Sardis in Revelation 3. Sardis had become complacent and compliant with the surrounding culture they were living in having forgotten the teaching a...  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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How To Choose A Church
May 25th, 2023
One of today’s common cultural myths is that it doesn’t really matter if you go to church, or where you go to church as long as you believe in God......  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Christian Hostility and Harassment
May 18th, 2023
Religion will do fine, but Christianity will be attacked. Already we are seeing some rather dramatic displays of this aimed at Christians, Churches, and organizations that do not conform to the spirit...  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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The Global Economic Reset
May 10th, 2023
There is a Great Economic Reset coming. With that said it is my “studied” opinion that you can expect to see the following things in the years, possibly even months, ahead....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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The Compromising Church
May 4th, 2023
The great threat we face is not to the church’s existence, but to its faithfulness....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Undermining God's Design For The Family
April 26th, 2023
I was stunned this week to watch a clip from Disney Junior’s Dino Ranch children’s program whose targeted audience is five-year-olds. The animated story involves two male homosexual dinosaurs who are ...  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Keep Your Eyes on the King!
April 18th, 2023
Don’t be naïve about Charles’ influence. It has been going on and growing for decades behind the scenes. His influence has global implications that many are unaware of....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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The Coming Crisis and The Future
April 11th, 2023
But for now, I have a greater burden regarding the matters of what I believe is the forthcoming Crisis and The Future....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
April 6th, 2023
Even though He was without sin, He died on the cross instead of you and me and when He rose from the dead it declared His work was sufficient to appease the wrath of God on our behalf....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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The God Who Hung on the Cross
March 30th, 2023
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, signifying the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem which began the Holy or Passion week leading up to the Crucifixion and the Resurrection....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon
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Failure Can Prepare You For The Future
March 30th, 2023
The fact is our failures... are often essential parts of our growth and preparation for the future. And God can and does use them to train and equip us for better outcomes....  Read More
by Broxton Gannon

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