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Something Greater
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    This Sunday, doing our best to follow all the safety protocols, we will begin gathering in-person again. Knowing that all will not, a number can not, and some should not come to an in-person gathering, we will continue to pre-record our service and post them online until...

We’ve Been Warned
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    He may be drifting into the past for many, but Mickey Mantle was a Major League Baseball icon in my youth. Across the street from the church of my teen years was Mantle Brook Farms. Mickey Mantle had bought that farm on the outskirts of Dallas to develop a housing community...

The Good Ole Days
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    “Do not say, ‘Why were the old days better than these?’ For it is not wise to ask such questions.” (Ecclesiastes 7:10 NIV) What is unwise about contemplating “the good ole days?” Is there something destructive about thinking back and...

The Presence
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    “So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.” Exodus 40:38 (NIV) I must admit the visible manifestation of the presence of God that confirmed Israel was...

Still Sinners!
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    One of the most profound expressions of God’s love for the world is found in Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV) The highest price paid for something with great potential. We...

Which?
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    Is it a contradiction, or is it comprehensive? Note Proverbs 26:4–5 (NIV) 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.   Given the...

Quick Fix Fail
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    The unintentional wit and wisdom of four-year-olds lead to profound discoveries. How many times will a precocious preschooler ask, “why?” They will ask more times than most adults can endure. Yet, their enduring, and sometimes endearing, determination force...

Church Done Right
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    The concept is rather simple. Yet, it is annoyingly persistent. I am thinking about the process that a surprising number of people follow to determine how the church is correctly executed. There are many things about which we can disagree. Most of those different...

Power of Perspective
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    We are all anxious to get back to normal. We were suddenly confined to our homes and this restricted lifestyle. The feeling is that we should just as suddenly be freed from our confinement. The many unanswered questions gnawing at our minds is an excellent reason to move...

Kryptonite
Posted by Ron Lawler on

    Some people are to us as kryptonite is to Superman. The closer we get, the worse we feel. The longer we are in proximity, the weaker we become. How should we handle those people? Don’t stand too close. Some relationships can be fixed, and others...