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Luke Holmes
Child of God. Husband, Father, Pastor. Tishomingoite (?)
Child of God. Husband, Father, Pastor. Tishomingoite (?)
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The Order matters
As the Israelites came into the promised land, Moses began telling them their history.  A whole generation had passed away while in the desert, so it was important for them to have everything straight before they crossed the Jordan. In Deuteronomy chapter 7...

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The Forgotten Part of Prayer
It’s no surprise that the Apostle Paul talks about prayer a lot.  Living on the road, sharing the gospel, or being shipwrecked, beaten, or jailed are things that would drive anyone to pray.  In his books in the New Testament Paul mentions prayer (prayers, p...

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Social Media Discipleship
I had a conversation with another pastor about two church members of my church that were fighting on Facebook.  He lectured me a little about the need to be careful with Facebook.  He’s 30 years or so older than me and told me “that is why he’s not friend w...

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When did we start to die?
June 28, 1914.  Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary,  was assassinated by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in  in Sarajevo.   Sometimes it's easy to look back and see the beginning, how something started,and what e...

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A tale of two churches
June 28, 1914.  Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria , heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary,  was assassinated by  Yugoslav nationalist   Gavrilo Princip  in  Sarajevo .  This is almost universally acknowledged to be the day that World War 1 began.  This as...

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The true meaning of Revitalization.
Four times a year the Oxford English Dictionary updates it’s entries, adding hundreds of words each year.  Long the gold standard of the dictionary world, the OED has to update quarterly because of the massive influx of words today.   Words or phrases that ...

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What's left when a church closes
Some skills are God-given. Some are acquired through hard work.  Through year of practice and hard work, I have learned to spot a garage sale sign at great distances.  Driving through the city recently my eye caught a big one.   Not only was it a going out ...

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He Passed me the plate
It was something that had happened to me hundreds of times before.  I stood in front of the church leading in the Lord's Supper.  Taking the plates, leading in prayer, and doing it all in remembrance of the work and sacrifice of Jesus. I had prepared and pr...

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2 gods or One God
We all have a choice. At the end of his life Joshua stood before the people he had led into the Promised Land.  He reminds of all that God has done for them.  After coming from Egypt, only Joshua and Caleb had the faith that God would deliver the nations of...

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To My 3 Daughters
When your mother and I got married, we dreamed of having children someday.  I can honestly admit for myself that none of those dreams involved having three daughters!   I'm definitely in over my head with bows, princesses, excessive amounts of pink, and SOO...
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