October 11, 2019
Brian Reed served in a military unit in Baghdad, Iraq, in the fall of 2003.  He and his unit went on regular street patrols to protect neighborhoods and build peace.  It was often a thankless, fruitless assignment.  Brian said his unit battled low morale daily. An exception came in the form of a church service his men stumbled upon.  It was filled with Arabic-speaking Coptic Christians who invited the soldiers to partake in the Lord’s Supper with them.  Brian wrote, “Celebrating the Lord’s Supper and remembering Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins was the most important bridge builder and wall destroyer … Listen Now
October 10, 2019
The catchphrase “hate the sin and love the sinner” fits nicely on a bumper sticker, but how do we embed the principle in our hearts?  Maybe these ideas will help. Reserve judgment.  Let every person you meet be a new person in your mind.  None of this labeling or preconceived notions.  Listening is a healing balm for raw emotions.  Happiness happens, not by fixing people, but by accepting people and entrusting them into the care of God.  Jesus did this. Resist the urge to shout.  It’s better to keep quiet and keep a friend than to be loud and lose … Listen Now
October 9, 2019
How does Jesus receive us?  I know how he treated me.  I was a twenty-year-old troublemaker on a downhill path.  Though I’d made a commitment to Christ a decade earlier, you wouldn’t have known it by the way I lived. Finally I came to Jesus, and he welcomed me back.  Please note– he did not accept my behavior but he accepted me, his wayward child.  He said, “Come back.  I’ll clean you up.”  He was “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).  Not just grace, but also truth.  Not just truth, but also grace. Grace and truth. Grace told the adulterous … Listen Now
October 8, 2019
Matthew was an apostle, a gospel writer.  But before he was Matthew he was Levi, a Jew who worked for the Roman IRS.   As long as Rome got its part, the tax collectors could take as much as they wanted.  They got rich by making people poor. One of the most difficult relationship questions is “What do we do with a Levi?”  Your Levi is the person with whom you fundamentally disagree.  You follow different value systems.  Your Levi is your “opposite you.”  What if your “opposite you” is your boss?  Your parent or child? How does God want us … Listen Now
October 7, 2019
In the hallway of my memory hangs a photograph.  It’s a picture of two people— a man and a woman in the seventh decade of life.  The man lies in a hospital bed in the living room, not in a hospital room.  His body, for all practical purposes, is useless.  Muscles have been ravaged by ALS.  And even though his body is ineffective, his eyes scan the room for his partner, a woman whose age is concealed by her youthful vigor. She willingly goes about taking care of her husband.  With unswerving loyalty she does what she’s done for the … Listen Now
October 4, 2019
“And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:27–28). Jesus came to serve.  Suppose you took that role.  Be the family member who offers to wash the dishes after dinner.  Be the neighbor who mows the grass of the elderly people.  Find happiness in serving others.  Doing good does the doer good. What would happen if everyone took on the role of a servant?  How many marriages would be blessed?  If … Listen Now
October 3, 2019
The disciples were on the Sea of Galilee when they heard Jesus call out from the shore. When they reached the beach, they saw the most extraordinary sight.  Jesus was cooking!  He told them, “Come and eat breakfast” (John 21:12). Shouldn’t the roles be reversed?  Jesus had just ripped the gates of hell off their hinges.  He’d made a deposit of grace that forever offsets our debt of sin. He, the unrivaled Commander of the Universe, wore the apron?  Even more, he has yet to remove it.  He promises a feast in heaven at which “he will gird himself and have them … Listen Now
October 2, 2019
“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). Quiet servants. The supporting cast of the kingdom of God.  They seek to do what is right.  They cook dinners.  They visit the sick.  It was the servant spirit of Mary that led God to select her to be the mother of Jesus.  She was simple.  She said, “I am the servant of the Lord.  Let this happen to me as you say” (Luke 1:38). When God wants to bring Christ into the world, … Listen Now
October 1, 2019
Nothing activates happiness like intercessory ministry.  The scripture says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1). So you come, not as a stranger, but as an heir to the promise.  You are his ambassador.  “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf to be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our King will listen to our request.  After all, you are a member of his priesthood.  Peter said, “But you are a chosen generation, … Listen Now
September 30, 2019
We have the opportunity to offer heartfelt prayers for every person we see.  The attendant at the grocery store.  The nurse in the doctor’s office.  You don’t have to tell them of your intercessory prayer. When we seek to bless others through prayer, we are blessed.  Studies draw causal links between prayer and faith and health and happiness. The act of praying for others has a boomerang effect. It allows us to shift the burden we carry for others to the shoulders of God.  Don’t grow angry at the church’s condition.  Pray for her.  Don’t fret about the future of your … Listen Now
September 27, 2019
Someone you know is under attack.  Your neighbor is depressed.  Your sibling is off track.  Your child is facing an uphill challenge.  You may not know what to say.  You may not have resources to help.  But you have this–  you have prayer.  According to this promise your prayers prompt the response of God in the lives of those you love.  James 5:16 says, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” When we pray for one another, we enter God’s workshop, we pick up a hammer, and help him accomplish his purposes. Our prayers … Listen Now
September 26, 2019
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University concluded that “huggers are happier.”  Another study linked hugging with a diminished rate of sickness.  So greet people for your sake and experience the joy of showing people that they matter. And greet people for their sake.  What is small to you may be huge to them.  Most of all, greet one another for Jesus’ sake. He said, “In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). By the way, the greatest greeting in history has yet to be issued. … Listen Now
September 25, 2019
“Greet one another with a holy kiss.” Paul gave these instructions to the Romans and repeated them to other churches. Twice to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 16:20 and 2 Cor. 13:12); and then to the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 5:26).  Peter flew the friendliness flag as well in his first epistle (1 Peter 5:14) when he said, “Greet one another with a kiss of love.” We tend to overlook these passages.  Why the big deal?  Why should we be careful to greet one another?  The answer is out of respect.  Respect is a mindfulness of another person’s situation.  Respect says “Hello” … Listen Now
September 24, 2019
We are not God’s gift to humanity.  God can use each of us, but he doesn’t need any of us.  We are valuable but not indispensable.  You love.  But who loved you first?  You serve.  But who served the most?  What are you doing for God that God could not do alone? How wise of us to remember Paul’s antidote to joy-sucking self-promotion.  “With humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself” (Philippians 2:3). Here is a helpful exercise that can turn your focus off yourself and on to others.  During the next … Listen Now
September 23, 2019
“Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work?  Tell her to come and help me!” (Luke 10:40). Of all the ironies.  Martha was in the presence of the Prince of Peace, yet she was the picture of stress.  Martha’s downfall was not her work or request; it was her motivation.  Rather than making a meal for Jesus, it seems she was trying to make a big deal about her service. Might there be a bit of Martha within us?  What begins as a desire to serve Christ metastasizes into an … Listen Now
September 20, 2019
One of my favorite places on earth is a grove that sits on the Guadalupe River.  It’s a peaceful place.  And trees, oh the trees.  They weather the winters and celebrate the summers.  And they are all bent.  There is no perfect tree.  Even so, they provide the perfect place to find peace. Humanity is like that grove of trees.  Though we attempt to stand tall, none of us succeed.  We all twist and turn.  We are a collection of bent timber.  And that’s okay. There is beauty in our bent-ness.  So enjoy the Society of the Bent Timber.  Cut … Listen Now
September 19, 2019
D. L. Moody was one of the most influential Christians of his generation.  He led thousands of people to faith and established many institutions of education and training.  He was famous for saying, “Right now I’m having so much trouble with D. L. Moody that I don’t have time to find fault with the other fellow.” There is a time to speak up.  But before you do, check your motives.  The goal is to help, never to hurt. Look at yourself before you look down on others.  Rather than put them in their place, put yourself in their place.  The … Listen Now
September 18, 2019
“Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3). Anyone who thinks Jesus never cracked a joke hasn’t read these words from the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus envisioned a fellow who has a two-by-four sticking out of his eye.  He doesn’t see the log in his own eye but can’t help but notice a man who stands across the street dabbing his eye with a tissue.  He declares, “Don’t you know that if you get something in your eye, it … Listen Now
September 17, 2019
There is a way the world should be run.  And when others behave in ways we don’t like, we call that a pet peeve.  Not a colossal divide or a  legal violation…just a pet peeve.  You know, joy is such a precious commodity.  Why squander it on a quibble? The phrases we use regarding our pet peeves reveal the person who actually suffers.  He “gets under my skin” or “gets on my nerves,” or she is such a “pain in my neck.”  Whose skin, nerves, and neck?  Ours!  Who suffers?  We do!  Every pet peeve writes a check on our joy … Listen Now
September 16, 2019
Every person needs to hear a “wonderful.”  Here is why.  Companies spend billions of dollars to convince us that we are chubby, smelly, ugly and out-of-date.  Inadequacy indwells a billion hearts. Would you distribute encouragement?  Will you make some happiness happen?  Will you remind humanity that we are made in God’s image?  That we are chosen, destined, and loved? Start by listening intently.  Ask someone to tell you his, or her, story.  Give the rarest of gifts— your full attention. Praise abundantly.  Biblical encouragement is no casual, kind word but rather a premeditated resolve to lift the spirit of another … Listen Now
September 13, 2019
Three years into my role as senior minister of our church, a former senior minister returned to live in our city and serve on our staff.  Charles Prince was thirty years my senior, Harvard educated, and a member of the Mensa society.  I was in my thirties, a rookie, and a charter member of the Dense Society.  Charles said, “There will be no tension in our relationship.  I’m going to be your biggest cheerleader.”  And he was— for twenty-five years, until the day he died! Intentional encouragement has a Michelangelo impact on people. The sculptor saw the figure of David … Listen Now
September 12, 2019
Encouragement occurs when we “come alongside and call out.”  Jesus modeled this.  Peter was prone to speak too soon and boast too much.  Yet Jesus saw something in the heart of this crusty fisherman worth calling forth.  Jesus asked his followers, “Who do you say that I am?”  I hear silence.  Finally Peter spoke up.  He looked at the penniless rabbi from Galilee and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Jesus all but jumped for joy at the confession.  He even changed the apostle’s name.  Simon would now be called Peter, a name … Listen Now
September 11, 2019
God is “the God who gives endurance and encouragement” (Romans 15:5).  God encourages us.  So does Jesus.  Jesus called the Holy Spirit paraklétos, the noun form of the very word for encouragement. Scripture encourages us.  “The Scriptures, according to Romans 15:4, were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope.”  The saints in heaven encourage us.  Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.  And let us run … Listen Now
September 10, 2019
My big brother used to pick on me.  For Dee no day was complete unless he had made mine miserable.  He stole my allowance.  He called me a sissy. But all his cruel antics were offset by one great act of grace on a summer day in the park. He picked me to play on his baseball team.  Everyone else was a middle-schooler.  I was a third-grader.  I went from the back of the pack to the front of line, all because he picked me.  Dee didn’t pick me because I was good.  He called my name for one reason only.  … Listen Now
September 9, 2019
Jesus wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and he has enlisted some special agents of happiness to do the job.  You and me!  It’s not an easy task.  The people in our world can be moody, fickle, and stubborn.  And that just describes my wife’s husband. If we are going to find the joy that comes through giving joy away, we need instruction.  No wonder the Bible has so much to say about finding joy in the act of sharing.  The New Testament contains more than fifty “one another” statements. You and I indwell a lonely … Listen Now
September 6, 2019
Jesus was accused of much, but he was never described as a grump, sourpuss, or self- centered jerk.  People didn’t groan when he appeared.  He called people by name.  He listened to their stories.  He answered their questions.  He visited their sick relatives and he helped their sick friends.  Jesus fished with fishermen and ate lunch with the little guy and spoke words of resounding affirmation.  He went to weddings.  He went to so many parties that he was criticized for hanging out with questionable people. Thousands came to hear him teach.  Hundreds chose to follow him.  They walked away from … Listen Now
September 5, 2019
Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).  The words of Jesus are spot- on.  When you give, it has a boomerang effect.  Happiness happens when we give it away.  That is such great news! You can’t control your genetics, the weather, the traffic, or the occupant of the White House.  But you can always increase the number of smiles on our planet.  You!  Yes, you can help people to sleep better, laugh more, hum instead of grumble, walk instead of stumble.  You can lighten the load and brighten the day of other human beings. And … Listen Now
September 4, 2019
Doing good does good for the doer.  Research bears this out.  When volunteers were put in a functional MRI scanner and were told they would be giving some of their money to charity, the areas of their brains associated with pleasure— like food and sex— lit up like Christmas trees. Giving to others triggers dopamine.  Perhaps that could be a new fund-raising slogan? In another study a team of social psychologists distilled happiness factors into eight common denominators.  Two of the first three involve helping others.  Happy, contented people “devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, … Listen Now
September 3, 2019
As one Harvard professor said, “We think money will bring lots of happiness for a long time, yet actually it brings a little happiness for a short time.”   We’ve all seen happy peasants and miserable millionaires, right? There is another option.  It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage, or stroke of fortune.  It demands no airline tickets or hotel reservations.  Age, ethnicity, and gender are not factors.  You don’t have to change jobs, change cities, change looks, or change neighborhoods.  But you might need to change doors. The motto on the front door says “Happiness happens when you get.” The … Listen Now
September 2, 2019
Ninety-two-year-old Johnny Barnes stands on the edge of a roundabout in Hamilton, Bermuda, and he waves at people as they drive past.  He’s not asking for money or begging for food.  He’s making people happy. “I love you!” he shouts.  “I’ll love you forever!” And they love him!  Bermudans call him Mr. Happy Man. They route their morning commute to see him.  If Johnny’s not standing in his spot, people call the radio station to check on him. Johnny’s philosophy is simple.  “We human beings gotta learn how to love one another.  One of the greatest joys that can come to … Listen Now
August 30, 2019
Worship adjusts us.  It lowers the chin of the haughty and straightens the back of the burdened. It bows the knees, singing to him our praise.  It opens our hearts, offering to him our uniqueness. Worship properly positions the worshiper.  And oh, how we need it!  We walk through life so bent out of shape.  Cure any flare up of commonness by setting your eyes on our uncommon King. Worship lifts our eyes and sets them “on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power” (Colossians 3:1). We worship God … Listen Now
August 29, 2019
Long before you knew you needed grace, your Father had you covered!  “Christ died for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8).  Before you knew you needed a Savior, you had one!  And when you ask him for mercy, he answers, I’ve already given it, dear child.  I’ve already given it. There’s more!  When you place your trust in Christ, he places his Spirit in you.  And when the Spirit comes, he brings gifts– housewarming gifts of sorts.  “A spiritual gift,” the Bible says, “is given to each of us as a means of helping the entire church” (1 Corinthians 12:7). … Listen Now
August 28, 2019
A person can be religious and yet lost.  Attending church won’t make you God’s child.  You must accept his offer.  “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). It makes no sense to seek your God-given strength until you trust in his.  “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for” (Ephesians 1:11). Take a few moments and talk to God.  Whether you are making a decision or reaffirming an earlier one, talk to your Maker about your eternal life.  You might find … Listen Now
August 27, 2019
Christ takes away your sin, and in doing so, he takes away your commonness.  You no longer need to say, “No one knows me” because God knows you!  “LORD, you…know all about me,” David discovered.  “You know when I sit down and when I get up.  You know my thoughts before I think them.  You know where I go and where I lie down.  You know everything I do…You are all around me…and have put your hand on me” (Psalm 139:1-3, 5). God knows you and he is near you!  See how these four words look taped to your bathroom … Listen Now
August 26, 2019
No one knows me, we think.  People know my name, but not my heart.  They know my face but not my feelings.  I have a social security number, but not a soul mate.  No one really knows me. The response of heaven is that God does!  Prophets weren’t enough.  Apostles wouldn’t do and angels won’t suffice.  God sent more than miracles and messages.  He sent himself; he sent his Son. In God’s great gospel, he not only sends, he becomes. He lives with us… as one of us.  He knows our hurt.  He knows our hunger.  He knows betrayal.  Most of … Listen Now
August 23, 2019
We may relish moments of solitude—but a lifetime of it?  No way!  Many of us, however, are too fluent in the language of loneliness.  The kids used to need me…the business once needed me…my spouse never needs me.  Lonely people fight feelings of insignificance. What do you do?  How do you cope with such cries of insignificance?   Some stay busy; others stay drunk.  Some buy pets; others buy lovers. Some seek therapy.  Yet only a few seek God.  He invites us to do so.  God’s ultimate cure for the common life takes you to a manger  “…and they shall … Listen Now
August 22, 2019
God gives gifts, not miserly, but abundantly!  And he doesn’t give gifts randomly, but carefully, “to each according to each one’s unique ability” (Matthew 25:15).  Remember, no one else has your talents.  No one.  God elevates you from common-hood by matching your unique abilities to custom-made assignments.  “Well done good and faithful servant,” Jesus will say to some (Matthew 25:23). Maybe your dad never praised you or your teachers always criticized you, but God will applaud you!  And to have him call you good… well, when he does, it counts.  Only he can make bad sinners good.  And only he can make … Listen Now
August 21, 2019
Tucked away in the cedar chest of my memory is a Sunday school teacher in a small West Texas church.  She gave each of us a can of crayons and a sketch of Jesus torn from a coloring book.  We didn’t illustrate pictures of ourselves, we colored the Son of God.  We used what she gave us.  No blue crayon for the sky?  Make it purple.  If Jesus’ hair is red, the teacher won’t mind.  She taught us to paint Jesus with our own colors. God made you to do likewise.  He made you unique so you could illustrate Christ. … Listen Now
August 20, 2019
For the love of more, you might lose your purpose!  Just because someone gives you advice, a job, or a promotion, you don’t have to accept it.  Let your uniqueness define your path of life.  Isaiah prayed, “You, LORD, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3). Before you change your job title, examine your perspective toward life.  As the Japanese proverb says,  “Even if you sleep in a thousand-mat room, you can only sleep on one mat.” Success is not defined by position or pay scale but by this– doing … Listen Now
August 19, 2019
Jesus warns, “Be on your guard against every form of greed” (Luke 12:15).  John D. Rockefeller was asked, “How much money does it take to satisfy a man?”  He answered, “Just a little more.”  Wise was the one who wrote, “Whoever loves money never has enough money; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income”  (Ecclesiastes 5:10). Urge your mate to choose satisfaction over salary.  Better to be married to a happy person with a thin wallet than a miserable person with a thick one.  Besides, “a pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life … Listen Now
August 16, 2019
Be careful!  In a desire to be great, one might cease being any good.  Not every teacher is equipped to be a principal.  Not every carpenter has the skill to head a crew. Not every musician should conduct an orchestra.  A promotion might promote a person right out of their sweet spot.  For the love of more, a person might lose their purpose.  Greed makes a poor job counselor. Examine your gifts; know your strengths.  Romans 12:3 says to “Have a sane estimate of your capabilities.”  Proverbs 15:16 says, “It is better to have little with fear for the LORD than … Listen Now
August 15, 2019
Listen to the way God described the builder Bezalel, “I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, intelligence and skill in all kinds of crafts. . .” (Exodus 31:3-5). Can you hear the pleasure in God’s voice? When you do the most what you do the best, you pop the pride buttons on the vest of God.  In the movie Chariots of Fire Eric Liddell defended his devotion to running by telling his sister, “God made me fast, and when I run I feel his pleasure.”  When do you feel God’s pleasure?  When do you look up … Listen Now
August 14, 2019
The apostle Paul said, “Don’t compare yourself with others.  Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life”  (Galatians 6:4-5). Before Thomas Merton followed Christ, he followed money, fame and society.  He shocked many of his colleagues when he exchanged it all for the life of a Trappist monk.  Many years later a friend visited the monastery and could see no important difference in him.  “Tom, he said, “you haven’t changed at all.”  “Why should I?  “Here,” he said, “our duty is to be more like ourselves, not less.” God never called … Listen Now
August 13, 2019
God made you and broke the mold!  Every single baby is a brand-new idea from the mind of God.  Scan history for your replica; you won’t find it.  God tailor-made you.  You aren’t one of many bricks in the mason’s pile or one of a dozen bolts in the mechanic’s drawer.  You are it!  And if you aren’t you, we don’t get you.  The world misses out. You offer a gift to society that no one else brings.  When you and I do the most what we do the best for the glory of God, the Bible says that we … Listen Now
August 12, 2019
Are you living in your sweet spot?  Doing what you do well—what  you’ve always loved to do? That last question trips up a lot of folks.  God wouldn’t let me do what I like to do—would he?  Yes he would.  “God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13).  “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart”  (Psalm 37:4). Your Father is too gracious to assign you to a life of misery.  See your desires as gifts to heed rather than longings to … Listen Now
August 9, 2019
“The child is the father of the man,” wrote William Wordsworth.  If you want direction for the future, then read your life backward.  Job placement experts asked over seventy thousand people this question:  “What things have you done in life that you enjoyed doing and believe you did well?”  In every case people reverted to the same pattern of functioning.  Or to put it succinctly, our past presents our future. The Bible says, “It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we … Listen Now
August 8, 2019
You are more than statistical chance— more than a marriage of heredity and society.  Thanks to God, you have been “sculpted from nothing into something” (Psalm 139:15).  He made you you-nique.  Secular thinking, as a whole, doesn’t buy this.  Society simply says, “You can be anything you want to be.” But can you?  God never prefabs or mass-produces people.  “I make all things new,” he declares (Revelation 21:5).  So, you can do something no one else can do in a fashion no one else can do it.  Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have … Listen Now
August 7, 2019
Scripture says, “There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good” (Ecclesiastes 2:24). I just heard a groan.  “But Max, my work is simply that—work!  It pays my bills.”  “Job satisfaction? I have no clue how to find my skill.”  “Honor God?  After the mess I’ve made of my life?” Here’s the big idea:  Use your uniqueness to make a big deal out of God every day of your life.  At the convergence of all three: what you do, why you do it, and where you do it…is the cure … Listen Now
August 6, 2019
God views your work worthy of its own engraved commandment. “You shall work six days, but on the seventh day you shall rest” (Exodus 34:21 NASB).   Whether you work at home or in the marketplace, your work matters to God.  And your work matters to society.  Cities need plumbers.  Bones break.  We need people to repair the first and set the last.  Someone has to raise kids, raise cane, and manage the kids who raise cane. So, whether you log on or lace up for the day, you imitate God.  Jesus said, “My Father never stops working, and so I keep … Listen Now
August 5, 2019
God endows us with gifts so we can make him known. Period!  God endues the Olympian with speed, the salesman with savvy, the surgeon with skill. Why?  The big answer is to make a big to-do out of God. To brandish him. Herald him. God has given gifts to each of us from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well. . .then God will be given glory” (1 Peter 4:10-11 NLT).  Make it your life’s encore to the end of time that “he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything (1 Peter 4:11 MSG). And when … Listen Now
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