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Jym Shorts - May 3, 2018

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Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God!  - William Carey William Carey (1761-1834), the “father of modern missions,” was a lowly cobbler in England before he felt a call to translate the Bible into as many Indian languages as possible. It was not easy making...

Jym Shorts - April 26, 2018

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One of the hard things about moving into middle age is watching those who were in middle age graduate to their twilight years. I distinctly remember watching my grandpa walk across one of his fields a few years ago and for the first time he looked old. He had farmed his entire life and carried...

Jym Shorts - April 19, 2018

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For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty! Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women.   –Zechariah 9:17 Spring is in the air! Fall has always been my favorite time of the year, but spring is making a hard charge at displacing it as I...

Jym Shorts - April 12, 2018

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From time to time parents and grandparents ask me to recommend material for their children and grandchildren. I’m very happy to do that and even get excited about sharing the resources I’m aware of. There are many excellent materials available, but due to space I’ve highlighted...

Jym Shorts - April 5, 2018

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I have had some questions lately pertaining to LifePoint’s stand surrounding the issues of marriage and human sexuality. I thought this week would be a good time to remind you that the elders adopted a Statement on Marriage four years ago. Here it is in its entirety: We believe that God...

Jym Shorts - March 29, 2018

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I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  -John 15:5 Christianity without Christ is a strange thing.  The church devoid of the gospel—devoid of Christ—is a...

Jym Shorts - March 22, 2018

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It would not be good if we all thought alike. It is a difference of opinion that make horses race.  -Mark Twain We have just spent two weeks on a very difficult text in James’s epistle. Christians over the recent past (about the last 1,800 years or so…) have been a bit...

Jym Shorts - March 15, 2018

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Our family served as missionaries in Spain from 2003-2005.  Because Dedra and our girls had just spent the past year and a half in Latin America, I was given the task of leading the Latin American Immigrant Team. We lived in downtown Madrid, a bustling city of over 6 million people. ...

Jym Shorts - March 8, 2018

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Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.  –Hebrews 12:14 I have a problem with holiness. Not with the concept, of course, but with the action. The reality is that I am a pretty good guy. I love my wife and family, I do not have any...

Jym Shorts - March 1, 2018

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There is something tremendously humbling about trying to pastor a church in the neighborhood where you grew up.  Rarely does a Sunday go by when I am not teaching or preaching and I look out and see someone who knew me as a teenager.  I hate knowing that many of you knew me in the...

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