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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...

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...

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...

Jym Shorts - November 23, 2016

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Last week Pastor Jym offered some cautions on some well-known teachers with which we are all familiar. As I pondered his admonitions I began to think back to so many men and women who have impacted my faith. People like John Piper, J.I. Packer, Dorothy Sayers, C.S. Lewis, and Tim Keller have all...

Jym Shorts - November 17, 2016

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Many of you have now endured two of my articles and one sermon dealing with false teaching. I have had many constructive comments in return, and not a few questions and requests for either more information or clarifications, or both. As I said Sunday, not one person has been mean-spirited or...

Jym Shorts - November 10, 2016

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"...In order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes and sets over it the lowliest of men.” - Daniel 4:17b I write this Jym-shorts on the day following what will surely be considered one of the most contentious and...

Jym Shorts - November 3, 2016

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I still remember how I felt when one of my heroes of the faith, John R.W. Stott, came out publicly in defense of an idea known as “annihilationism.” Annihilationists believe that God, in his mercy, will not leave those who reject Christ to suffer in hell, but will either immediately...

Jym Shorts - October 27, 2016

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As our “short-term missions season” comes to an end, I want to both update and encourage you with some information about missions here at LifePoint. First, Wanda Pear, a long-time member of LifePoint, just returned from the nation of Haiti. As you are probably aware, that nation just...

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