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March 6

LONE OAK NEWS Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God; When I was young my mother used to tell me I had “Ants in my Pants” because I wouldn’t sit still much as I was always into something. Sadly, we have become an “Ants in your Pants” society because most of…

March 1

Last week we discussed truth, and I want to continue that discussion this week. Pontius Pilate ask Jesus in John 18, “What is truth?” This is a question that people over the generations and throughout the world grapple with even today. Truth is not mere opinion, perspective, or feelings, but rather a view of God’s…

February 22

What is Truth? (Part 1) Love cannot exist without absolute truth. No doubt love is the highest ethic, but love has no place of validation without truth. To illustrate this I want to begin with a short exchange within a conversation once told: Ravi Zacharias, Christian apologist who speaks around the world, was asked which…

February 15, 2019

Love is a most confusing term these days because what many call “love” isn’t love at all. So today to get a better understanding of what love actually is I will let the Apostle Paul speak for himself. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 HOLMAN If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I…

February 6, 2019

Last night the President of the United States spoke to the nation in his yearly State of the Union address. There were many hot button topics that he addressed from the economy, new creation of jobs, to the much contested border wall, and the issue of abortion. Recently, the state of New York has passed…

January 30, 2019

Every day we are faced with choices to make. Some of us like making decisions and some of us run from making decisions in our lives. We are faced with choices in how we are going to spend our time, money, educational goals, etc. that one day will make up the sum of our life.…

January 23, 2019

Have you thought about how good we have it to be Christians in America? Yes, we may experience push back here and there and be antagonized for our faith, but nothing like many in other countries. Even with how our cultural horizon has changed over the last few years, we still have it so good…

January 9, 2019

Ephesians 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. As we start a new year, it is important to pause and consider this turning point in our…

December 26, 2018

            On December 26th, 1987, at 2 a.m. in the morning a dear family friend passed away, Thomas Benjamin Cobb. He was like a grandfather to me. He was an enormous jokester and loved to play games. That year he fought colon cancer, and it finally landed its final blow to his life the morning…

December 19, 2018

Christmas has become so commercial with everyone often trying to “keep up with the Jones’” it can feel very overwhelming. Trying to do last minute shopping and the hustle and bustle can sure get to us in the end.             The first Christmas was not without its overwhelming features. Imagine a young virgin girl being…