Author: Chrismccurley3

SUNDAY PREVIEW: Being Proactive About Marriage

This Sunday morning at Oldham Lane we will continue our series entitled, "Things I Wish Jesus Never Said," by examining Matthew 19:1-12. It is my belief that any discussion of…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: The Gift Nobody Wants!

As part of His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus stated these words: 10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.…
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“Father, Are You Looking At Me?”

A man lost his wife and was left a single parent to his 6 year-old son. After the funeral, the father and son arrived at their home. Upon walking through…
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“HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN…” IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT!

  I have found a surefire way to get non-Christians to quote the Bible. All I do is pick a controversial issue within society. I then declare it to be…
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Peace in a World of Unrest

Virtually every year, during the Miss America, Miss Universe, Miss USA, or Miss Whatever pageant, there is that one contestant who is asked, “What is your dream for mankind?” And…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: Malignant Talk!

Many in our society live by the motto, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, let’s hear it.” Think about all of the television programs that specialize in gossip:…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: Are You a Debtor or a Diva?

In Chapter 1 of the book of Job we read these words: 20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: It’s Not Easy Being Green

It was the master musician Kermit the frog who sang It’s Not Easy Being Green. It wasn’t a hit on the billboard charts. It wasn’t nominated for a Grammy. It was…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: The Number One Thing That Keeps People Out of Heaven

What is tasteless, colorless, sizeless, odorless, non-fattening, yet is the hardest thing to swallow? You guessed it. PRIDE. Pride is the only disease that makes everyone sick except the one…
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W.W.J.P. What Would Jesus Post?

Picture this scenario: Jesus makes His way through the busy marketplace. All of the sudden, he reaches under His robe and pulls out His iPhone 7 and snaps a picture…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: A Fresh Look at the Role of Deacons

For the last few years, the staff and the elders at Oldham Lane have been meeting periodically to discuss VISION. We call these gatherings Think Bigger. Do Better meetings, and…
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Must I Forgive?

Some time ago, an article appeared in Psychology Today entitled, “Must You Forgive?” The subtitle read: “Sometimes it’s Healthier Not to Forgive.” The article was preceded by a brief introduction…
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Remember the Real Enemy

I have noticed a trend among some Christians that bothers me and needs to change immediately. I have noticed that many Christians have become known more as angry political activists…
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Just Be There!

Death is difficult. It makes people very uncomfortable. As a result, people often say and do the wrong thing in an attempt to comfort the mourning. Some try to “intellectualize”…
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Some Observations Concerning Politics

There are some who would proclaim that Christians should not be involved in the political process. I do not agree. It is my humble opinion that we need Christian candidates…
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What Your Preacher Needs from You

Who ministers to the minister? Many times the preacher can feel like he’s all alone on a deserted island, left to deal with the stresses and strains of ministry in…
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The Superhero Verse

Perhaps no other verse better exemplifies the practice of plucking a verse out of context and making it represent one’s agenda than Philippians 4:13. We see this verse on basketball…
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