Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Beware of Worry

What gives you the most worry? We can worry about so many different things. I heard of a man who had a mountain of credit card debt, lost his job, his car was being repossessed and his house was in foreclosure. But he said “I’m not worried about it. I hired a...

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Beware of Covetousness

What is covetousness? It is wanting something you don’t have and which God has not give you. Paul says it is “the love of money” (1 Timothy 6:10). It is also the last of the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not covet..." (Exodus 20:17). We might call it greed....

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Beware of Hypocrisy

In his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey tells a story about a Bible study he was teaching. The class began discussing how the hypocritical legalism of the church turned off non-believers. Then they began to ‘swap war stories,’ and Yancey shared his own tale...

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A Lesson for Hypocrites

At the 1993 annual meeting of the American Heart Association, 300,000 people met in Atlanta to discuss, among other things, the importance of a low-fat diet for a healthy heart. Yet, during meals they consumed fat-filled foods, bacon cheeseburgers and fries, at the...

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Don’t Miss a Great Opportunity

When opportunity knocks, open the door. You never know if it will knock again. Do you recall a missed opportunity you wish would return? In 2000 the Detroit Lions had the opportunity to acquire Tom Brady in the NFL draft. But they opted for Stockar McDougle from...

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Jesus teaches the truth about Satan

One of my favorite comedians growing up was Flip Wilson. He had a clean act and was a favorite guest on The Ed Sullivan Show. He even had his own variety show. In one of his acts, he portrayed a woman named “Geraldine” who tried to explain to her husband, the...

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Jesus Teaches a Lesson on Prayer

One day a boy watched a holy man praying on the banks of a river. The boy went over and asked him, “Will you teach me to pray?” The holy man took the boy’s head in his hands and plunged it into the water. The boy struggled to get free. Finally, the holy man released...

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NT40 Challenge

82% of all Christians only read their Bible at church. You may or may not believe this statistic. I'm not sure if I believe it. I think it's quite a bit high. However, I have discovered that many Christians do not read their Bible as a daily habit.  The reasons for...

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The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

What is the best marriage advice you ever received? Wedding receptions have a fun dance that is called simply "The Longest Married Couple Dance." The DJ asks all married couples to get on the dance floor. He then asks those married less than 5 years to sit down, then...

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