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Empty Words

Apostle Paul by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit tells us in Ephesians 5 to not be deceived by empty words. Have you heard any empty words today? As one author wrote, “Empty words are those that lack substance, wisdom, and truth. They are words not filled with reality or matched with action.” The famed…

Mouth Like a Faucet

Let’s say that you have a guest over, and because you are a good host, you ask them if they would like something to drink. They say they would love a cold glass of water. And so, you grab a cup, put in some ice, turn on the faucet, and to your shock, brown, nasty…

A God of Their Nerve Endings

One thing is for sure, we live in a sexually permissive age. The hedonistic call of doing whatever feels good is the spirit of the age. Anything goes today. While that may be the spirit of the age, is that wise? In light of what God has told us in Scripture, to just do whatever…

I Wanna Be Like… God

When I was a child, there was one person that I wanted to be like when I grew up: ┬áMichael Jordan. I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike. Like Mike. If I could be like Mike, as the old Gatorade jingle went. I loved basketball and wanted to shoot like him, jump like him,…

Mama Tried

One of the best classic country songs says in the chorus: And I turned twenty-one in prison doin’ life without parole No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried Merle Haggard wrote…

Corrupting Talk

You know what, I can still remember the first time I intentionally said a cuss word. It was probably around 3rd grade. I remember lying there in my living room floor. It actually took me a while to do it. Once I decided to say it, I tried to say it, but the word just…

Don’t Give the Devil an Inch

The Holy Spirit through Apostle Paul makes a very interesting commandment for us in Ephesians 4:27. There we read the following imperative, “and give no opportunity to the devil.” What an interesting commandment! It comes on the heels of him saying that we should not sin in our anger and that we should not let…

Truth Never Came Out of Him

I heard a story one time about a preacher who was asked to do a funeral for one of the town’s politicians. As he was standing next to the casket, eulogizing the man during his message, the preacher declared to the crowd, “Dearly beloved, here lies a man who was full of the truth.” And…

In with the New

One of the typical New Year’s themes is “out with the old and in with the new.” It’s been interesting to see all the stuff that people have been trying to get rid of on Facebook over the last couple of weeks, trying to make room for their new stuff. But what about you? Is…

Just Tell It Like It Is

Have you ever met somebody that has the “I just tell it like it is” attitude? What that statement actually means is that they like to say harsh things in a harsh way. In their lack of discernment, they see their abrasiveness as a badge of honor, but typically, it is to their detriment and…