Crossing the River of Fear

May 18, 2017

In three days, you will cross the Jordan River. This is my command—be strong and courageous!  For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9-11 The river was dark with fear: hesitations, doubts, timidity. On this side the people of Israel. On the other, the land of…

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Courage to Continue

February 21, 2017

We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. (Hebrews 12:12-13) 175 meters from the finish, searing pain shot down Derek Redmond’s right leg. He fell in agony to the ground, his Olympic dream over. To everyone’s amazement, he struggled to…

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Are You in a “Difficult Place”

April 28, 2011

Do you serve in a “difficult place” for ministry? A place where the work is hard and progress slow? “This is a difficult place, Pastor,” someone says, “People do not respond easily here.”  The conversation that follows is about a list of things that make this place “difficult,” a “hard…

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