YOUNG AFRICAN MARTYR

Many years ago, now when a fax machine was the norm I received a fax from my father. My dad was a railroad conductor for 43 years. He started and ended his day at the depot in Greenwood, MS. I had given my 2 month notice to the railroad as...

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PERSONAL EVANGELISM-A FASCINATING STORY

It was many years ago, that I stumbled across this most fascinating story while doing research on the smartest ways to intersect with people and be used by the Holy Spirit in His reaching others for salvation. I shared this story with my dad Curtis Hodges. He loved it! And...

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THOUGHTS ON PRAYER

Recently I tweeted this, “I think we talk too much when we pray. I think we should kneel and listen.” God says in Ecclesiastes 5:2 – “Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in...

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WHAT GOD PROVIDES IS ALL THAT I NEED

God wants us to learn how to face life with joy and confidence. Now, you may be thinking how is this possible when trials, troubles, and heartaches come our way? We must learn to be content in all circumstances in this life. The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:19 –...

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WINNING SOULS

It is the great privilege for God’s children to be used by the Holy Spirit in lovingly leading a person into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Billy Graham has said, “The chief duty and privilege of the Christian is winning souls.”  God breathed these infallible words in Proverbs 11:30, The...

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I CAN’T, HE NEVER SAID I COULD

I heard these words and it changed the rest of my life, “You cannot live the Christian life, don’t even try. God never intended you to live the Christian life by trying hard and harder. He sent the Holy Spirit to live inside of you, to live the Christian life...

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THE RACE SET BEFORE US

Hebrews 12:1-3 – “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author...

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I MUST KNOW SOMETHING I DO NOT KNOW

Does this statement express something you feel deep down in your heart? I believe at some point every child of God has this thought and experiences the feelings that go with it. In his classic book “They Found the Secret”, V. Raymond Edman shares what God is up to in your...

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THE DAY GOD CAME INTO ME

A few years ago, I was preaching revival messages at Lyon Baptist Church in Mississippi. This is near my hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. The Music Director for the revival services was Rev. Ray Simpson who had been my youth choir director many years ago. One night he brought me a...

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