Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Right Goal

When you make a shot in basketball, it's always a good idea to be at the correct goal. Just ask the Laker's Larry Nance Jr., who inadvertently scored two points - for the Clippers.

This week's message focuses on the importance of aiming at the correct goal in life - giving praise to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:17-18).

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Winning Score

My wife taught me a new game last week. The final score: Vaughn - 189; Marsha - 13. Great victory...for her. The object of the game was to have the lowest score. I only missed it by 176 points.

Sometimes we look at all the evil in this world and might be tempted to think we are losing the battle. If we do, we forget what this week's passage tells us:

2 Corinthians 10:3–4 (NIV84)
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

We know the winning score!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

School Days

I love our Bible Study class. I love the people, the teacher, the discussion, the textbook, the laughter, the sharing of prayer requests and praises--but there's one thing I really DON'T like! It never lasts long enough. I feel like a sponge each week, soaking up the information from God's word, finding out more from the teacher's perspective and the thought-provoking discussions. I always leave feeling such thankfulness, but I want MORE!

And then I day, class will be in session for all eternity, as we sit at the feet of THE Teacher...the One Who knows it ALL, the One Who wrote the book. The characters we have studied will be in class with us. And there will be those same friends who I enjoy every Sunday morning...and we'll all be in class together again...laughing and sharing...and rejoicing. And because of what He did for me, when attendance is taken, I will be able to say, "Present!" Truly, what a day that will be!

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Some things are hard to describe. The website "The Daily Edge" lists things that are difficult or impossible to describe. Find a friend and try to:
  • Describe a color, without using the name of a color.
  • Describe the difference between left and right.
  • Describe what water tastes like.
  • Describe the color of a mirror.
Paul found something he simply could not find a word to adequately describe so he made one up. This week, we look at 2 Corinthians 9:15, where Paul describes God's indescribable grace.

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