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2009

January-2009

Undercover No More

After one of my recent speaking engagements, a gentleman came up to me to chat. He told me that he worked for the government in kind of an undercover capacity. I was intrigued and started asking him questions. Well of course, he couldn’t tell me too much! He told me that when he does undercover work, he has to have some type of “cover” so people won’t know what he is really doing. He told...

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February-2009

“How Much Do You Have To Hate . . . Not To Proselytize?”

  I really think that you are going to be challenged by this newsletter. In order for it to make sense, you have to watch a five minute video clip from Penn Jillette. Some of you know him from the comedy act Penn and Teller. But many people know him as one of the foremost atheists in America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6md638smQd8                                Click anywhere on image to play video clip There are just so many...

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March-2009

Hey Stranger (Part 1)

One of the fun things about traveling is all of the different people that you get to meet. On a recent trip to the South, I met a bold brother in the Lord who gave me a booklet that proposed the idea that when it comes to evangelism, the question to ask is not “Is it effective?” But the question to ask, “Is it Biblical?” Was the true gospel proclaimed, was Jesus glorified, was the...

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April-2009

Hey Stranger (Part 2)

You folks who know me, know I love to eat! So when I was in San Jose recently, I stopped at a restaurant one night. It was an open seating type place, so I ended up sitting next to this 30-year-old guy. So we struck up a conversation, and he began to open up about his life. His uncle is in jail for distributing drugs. When he was younger, he used to package the drugs...

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May-2009

Juror #1

When I got selected for jury duty, I was none too happy! This was going to mess up some plans I already had in place. But since there is no real way to get out of it, off I went. As I checked in, I gave a couple of books away to the security officers and the lady that processed my paper work. As I sat down, I struck up a conversation with a gentleman...

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June-2009

So Help Me . . .

I find that one of the most intriguing things I can do when I witness to people is to find out their belief systems: what they believe and why they believe it. So I am always trying to keep my eyes and ears open to find things that can lead me a certain direction in a conversation, or to find a way to get into a conversation. When I had jury duty, they would bring...

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July-2009

Proper Crowns

As I am sitting here watching the memorial for Michael Jackson, many things come to mind. One is how quickly life can pass. Michael Jackson is from my generation. He is just a few years older than me. Back in the day, I used to listen to a lot of his music. Now it seems people want to talk about his music, his legacy, his money; and since he died, I have only had one...

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August-2009

“They Know I Am a Christian”

I got an email the other day from an acquaintance of mine who went overseas for some collegiate studies. Europe for seven months sounds like a good time to me! So I emailed him: “Tell me a story of someone you witnessed to while you were over there?” Here was his response: To tell you the truth, I am not really big into the verbal witnessing approach that I always used in high school. I...

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September-2009

The Mahdi

Yes, we are living in exciting times today. People are talking about the end of the world, or the end of this age. The Mayan calendar ends in December 2012, and many are wondering if that could be the end of the world as we know it. But one of the more fascinating things we face when looking at the End Times is that Final Person who is coming to planet earth. Friends in Israel...

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October-2009

Are You Desperate Enough Yet?

What will it take for God to get your full and complete attention? Once you realize how important you are to Him, you will want to give Him everything you’ve got. But that is part of the deception of this life. Satan and the world are trying to get your attention and deceive you, but God is in the business of allowing things to occur in your life to get your focus on Him and...

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November-2009

Still Thankful (2009)

In this season of Thanksgiving, we have so, so much for which we should be thankful. 1 Chronicles 16:7,8 states, “Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren. Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people." One of the most exciting aspects of following Jesus Christ is being able to make His deeds well...

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December-2009

Why Didn’t Mary Have An Abortion?

The title of this newsletter is an interesting question that made me think recently. While I was speaking recently in Connecticut, I spent two mornings in front of abortion clinics preaching the gospel with a group of believers. There were probably ten to fifteen of us each morning trying to persuade the ladies not to murder their child, and the men not to pay for that murder. One gentleman that was out there one day...

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