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What about the Heathen?

Romans 1:17-21

Out of all the questions that the preacher is asked, which do you think are the most persistent questions over the years? There are two that probably are asked more than any others. The first has to do with the question of suffering and evil. Why do people suffer? Especially innocent people, so far as we know. 

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The Gospel Has the Power: Maya Missions

Romans 1:14-16

A lot of our people have been involved in missions work this week and last. It was my joy to be involved in missions work in Belize this past week as well. When the apostle Paul went out to do missions activities, he always came back to the churches and reviewed with them the things that God had done, so I thought it might be...

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Today's Devotional

Major on the Basics

Knute Rockne was one of the greatest football coaches ever. In his 13 years at Notre Dame, his teams won 105 games, lost 12, and tied 5. He never had a secret practice. In fact, he sometimes put up a sign for visitors that said, “Secret practice. Come and bring your notebooks.”

On one occasion when an Army scout missed a train connection and didn’t get to the Notre Dame game he was to cover, Rockne obligingly sent him the plays he planned to use against the West Point men. He explained his actions by saying, “It isn’t the play that wins; it’s the execution.”

All great coaches agree: champions are made by majoring on the fundamentals – blocking and tackling. They execute well. Teams seldom win by trick plays or gimmicks.  

The same is true of life. Tricks and gimmicks will seldom get you to the top in any endeavor and can never keep you there. Major on the basics in all of life – work hard, honor God, be honest, kind and helpful to others, and go to church regularly.

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