Monthly Archives: July 2021

Vacation Break

I’m thankful to be able to go on vacation this year. I will be going to Florida from August 1 to August 11. I have the privilege of going to our General Council of the Assemblies of God from August … Continue reading

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God’s First Institution

This entry is part 140 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

It’s one of the hardest relationships I have had to counsel as a pastor. Some pastors are well prepared and have great experience counseling marriages, but that’s not me. I have never been married, so I am an observer of … Continue reading

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When In Rome

This entry is part 139 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

There is a lot of unrest around our country right now. It seems every authority structure is being challenged. No one trusts the people in authority. So we ask the question of how Christians deal with the authorities of this … Continue reading

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Not Your Friends

This entry is part 138 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

We have all kinds of relationships that we must balance. There are close friends who treat us well. Enemies are a whole different matter. They are not on your side. You could have a scorched-earth policy with your enemies. Or … Continue reading

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Make the World Go Round

This entry is part 137 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

Most people know the Ten Commandments, even if they don’t know them in order. We strive to follow them but for many they become rules from a Lawgiver from long ago. Others may turn to legalism in an attempt to … Continue reading

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God’s Image

This entry is part 136 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

I love to make images through art. I tried my hand at drawing when I was younger. When I was in high school I had the opportunity to make pottery. And I have recently picked up painting with my mouth … Continue reading

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Honor Your Parents

This entry is part 135 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

In my pastoral ministry it’s one of the toughest subjects I address. How do families get along with one another? When I was pastoring my church in Shillington, PA I was a youth pastor as part of my portfolio there. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Realms

This entry is part 134 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

The naturalist view now touted in universities and many scientific communities ignores, downplays, or rejects the idea of a spiritual realm. They hold that only what I can experience with my senses exists. Naturalism demands empirical evidence. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

This entry is part 133 of 144 in the series Holiness Matters

How do you see yourself in this world? For some Christians it is a hostile place filled with persecution and people who cause trials for them. Other Christians say it is a mission field where they reach out to others … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF HOLINESS MATTERS!

Holiness Matters: A Call to Obey the Holy Spirit is a book formed out of my four year study of holiness in the Bible and how it applies to us today. It discusses sanctification and God’s command to be holy … Continue reading

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