Archive for November, 2014

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Call Upon He Who Understands

TheDiscipleMD Over the course of my lifetime I have had the privilege of privately meeting with thousands of saints. Some of those interviews have been with members whose lives have been going “wonderfully”, at least in that moment in time. But I have also been privy to hear thousands of stories of heartache and sorrow. […]

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We Need Not Apologize For The Standards Of The Lord!

TheDiscipleMD A few years ago an address was given by a member of the church who gave us an outstanding message. In short, he admonished us that we need not apologize for the standards of the church, since the standards are not “of the church” but are “of the Lord.”  Therefore, we should not, and […]

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The Savior Redeems Us From Our Sins: Not In Our Sins!

TheDsicipleMD I’ve seen it hundreds of times on television. An athlete scores a touchdown, hits a home run, wins an Olympic medal, or wins some athletic event and then, points to heaven, or crosses themselves identifying Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. I have listened to hundreds of them give glory to Christ over the […]

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‘If I Am Right With The Lord, I Can Handle The Rest!’

TheDiscipleMD Many years ago a member of the church urgently wanted to meet for a worthiness interview. She had recently been accused of deeds that jeopardized her career,  reputation, and possible standing in the church. I don’t recall the entire conversation but I do recall the first thing that she said to me upon arriving at my office. She said, “I […]

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