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[27 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,071 views]

Information passed on to me from a fellow pastor, Greg W. Davis..
Housing Allowance is “Social Security” taxable. It along with your net “business ministry” expenses pool down to a “Net Income”. One pays .14 approximately for everydollar of “net income”. The net income than flows to the income section of your personal 1040 less the housing allowance. So if a guy has a 40,000 housing allowance, and 8,000 in ministry expenses (dues, mileage, cell phone, office supplies etc). He will pay social security tax on 40,000 minus the 8,000=32,000. He …

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[26 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 300 views]

I have a 47 year old sister in law, Mary Jo, who is a crack addict… in fact, she is so addicted to her rock and so full of faith that a couple of years ago she walked barefoot 7.5 miles in cold February temperatures with only a twenty dollar bill and faith in her suppliers ability and willingness to meet her at 2 AM in order to make personal contact with her rock.
What would happen if we became as addicted to THE ROCK and filled with so much faith …

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[25 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 397 views]

The truth is not always the same as the majority decision.

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[19 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 345 views]

The foundation of unity in ministry can only be found in believers praying together.

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[18 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 236 views]

Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.

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[18 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1,242 views]

In Exodus 32:32 there is an astounding mystery contained there. It is not found in a word . . . but in a dash. It is a dash found after the word “sin”.   The Hebrew symbol used for that dash… or in some translations ellipses… in that and only a few other places, is “aposiopesis“, which basically means, “a sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence, as if from inability or unwillingness to proceed.”
Ex 32:32
32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ─; and if not, …

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[12 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 328 views]

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.

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[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 335 views]

I recently heard the story of a man who visited an asylum for the criminally insane. He was a bit surprised to find that there were three guards to take care of a hundred inmates. He said to one of the guards, “Aren’t you afraid that the inmates will unite, overcome you, and escape?” The guard smiled and said, “Lunatics never unite.” This made me think to myself, “Hmm… so that’s the problem in our churches! Obviously, I was kidding.
While relaying this story to my church recently, my tongue twisted …

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[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 329 views]

Success Without a Successor Is Failure!

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[5 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 375 views]

Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.