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Jym Shorts - February 2, 2017

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I remember a conversation from many years back that I engaged in with a colleague in ministry about deception and whether it is ever acceptable in the life of a Christian. It was a friendly conversation, with neither one of us actually defending a position - mostly just conversing about the moral ...

Jym Shorts - January 26, 2017

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And we’re off…to another book study, this time through the Old Testament book of Joshua. We’ve titled the study Presence. Courage. Action. for the fairly obvious reason that those three themes permeate this important work. God promises his presence with Joshua and the Israelites ...

Jym Shorts - January 19, 2017

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Before I formed you in the womb I knew you... -Jeremiah 1:5 We live in a strange new world filled with mind-boggling contradictions that we willingly buy as truth as long as it fits with our ever-evolving lifestyle changes. Tired of your marriage? Try a new partner and claim God's blessing on ...

Jym Shorts - January 12, 2017

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I sit down to write this Jym Shorts article about three-weeks prior to its being published. My first two weeks of January will consist of me sitting through eight hours of seminary classes each day as I continue work on my doctorate degree in theology/apologetics, therefore I need to work ahead in ...

Jym Shorts - January 5, 2017

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"I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread." -Job 23:12 I am so pleased to have received emails from some of you either asking me about Bible reading plans and memory aids for 2017, or telling me what plans you are using ...

Jym Shorts - December 29, 2016

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The Gospel of Matthew begins with a genealogy that often means very little to most of us. This opening chapter, however, is the culmination of the entire Old Testament as it highlights the faithful preservation of God’s promised seed mentioned way back in Genesis 3:15. In each and every name ...

Jym Shorts - December 22, 2016

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Christmas is one of the most enigmatic seasons in our country. While culture has found an ability to remove almost every Christian reference and monument from daily life, it has been unable to keep the religious overtones out of Christmas. Try as they might, images of the Christ-child, the ...

Jym Shorts - December 15, 2016

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I’ve had an email inbox more full than usual this week with requests asking for information about the poem I recited last Sunday during the message. I’m glad so many appreciated it. It is a poem that I have had memorized for about fifteen years. I first heard it in the 1980’s ...

Jym Shorts - December 8, 2016

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I have been catching quite a bit of grief from many of you for not announcing the birth of my grandson, Declan James Drent. It is not because Dedra and I are not thrilled, or that being a grandfather makes me feel old. We are both ecstatic, and I have no issues with growing older – it seems ...

Jym Shorts - December 1, 2016

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As Pastor Jym was preaching the first sermon in the advent series titled “Born to Die,” I was struck by the dark side of Christmas that we often overlook with sugar binges, happy carols, and holiday decorations. Sure, I know that Good Friday is only a few months away and that ...

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