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[24 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 473 views]

An idiot who gets the Holy Ghost is a Holy Ghost-filled idiot.

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[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 89 views]

Hawaii’s state Senate has voted to stop the daily prayer before each session for fear of a possible court challenge. This makes it the first state legislative body in the nation to halt the practice. A citizen’s complaint had prompted the American Civil Liberties Union last summer to send the Senate a letter noting that its invocations often referenced Jesus Christ, contravening the separation of church and state. [The Associated Press]

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[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 132 views]

In December, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus — 68 bipartisan members of the United States House of Representatives — sent a letter to President Obama requesting he issue a correction to a speech he made in Indonesia at the end of 2010 in which he misidentified the national motto as E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one). Congressman Randy Forbes, R-Va., has reintroduced a resolution — H.Con.Res.13 — to affirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto. [CitizenLink.com]

Sermon Starters »

[11 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 228 views]

Acts 11:15-17
A.            Introduction (Save text and title till end.)
1.            Why reinvent the wheel? Why make things more complicated than they should be, in the name of progress?
2.            Examples: Omni competition to come up with “retro-breakthroughs” (Reader’s Digest).
a.            “Privacy screen”: adjusts to block summer glare or allow winter sunlight—shade tree.
b.      “Portable arcade”: device to play a variety of games, no cartridges or batteries needed—card deck.
c.      “Graphic media emulator”: high-resolution, thin-screen monitor, near-perfect emulations of all graphic media, personal grooming assistant—mirror.
d.            “Silicon timer”: powered by planetary attraction phenomenon—hourglass.
e.      “Virtual-reality device/entertainment center”: no …

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[10 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 116 views]

Holding resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

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[9 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 131 views]

Marriott International will phase out pornography on its in-room televisions, beginning with hotels it will open in the next several years. The chain joins Omni Hotels, which stopped offering in-room porn in 1999. A spokesman for Marriott told USA Today that “As we transition to this new platform, adult content will be off the menu for virtually all of our newly built hotels. Over the next few years, this will be the policy across our system.” [CitizenLink.com]

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[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 99 views]

When it comes to giving, some people will stop at nothing.
note: Interesting double-entendre.

Ministry Development »

[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 323 views]

#1 – Would I attend this church if I were not on staff?
If the answer is “no” then you should resign…immediately. God hasn’t called people in the ministry to work with a half hearted effort…and if you don’t believe in the vision/mission of your church enough to say that you would be there if they were not paying you then I am afraid your hearts isn’t there anyway.
#2 – Would I volunteer in the area I am working in if I were not on staff?
This question speaks …

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[4 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 142 views]

The 2011 Church & Clergy Tax Guide by nonprofit tax expert, Richard Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, releases today. Included in this annually updated, exhaustive tax guide are all of the last-minute changes that will affect churches throughout the United States. Here are some of the developments Hammar highlights in this book.
A few of the changes you’ll want to find out more about are:

Beginning in 2010, the new Healthcare Reform Legislation will grant small employers, including nonprofits, a refundable tax credit as inducement to obtain health insurance for their employees. After 2012, …

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[3 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 182 views]

I sought for the greatness of America in her harbors and rivers and fertile fields, and her mines and commerce. It was not there. Not until I went into the churches and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the greatness of her power. America is great because she is good; and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.