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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
Maximizing Christmas

Every year, billions of people look forward to what we call Christmas. This season is like no other season. There are many holidays during the year, but nothing rivals Christmas.

The gospel in the digital age

The world has rapidly changed in the past few years. In fact, it is said that in the last 20 years, there have been more advances in technology than the

An ill-fated, but very common journey

As I write this article today, I am reminded of the uneven journey I took to get to my destiny and because of it I empathize with young men today

Sometimes revivals happen with unlikely sparks

Over the past year, hip-hop artist Kanye West has amazed both the hip-hop and the Christian communities with his very vocal and public proclamations of his faith. He has always

Replacing God

An interesting development is taking place around the world but particularly in major western countries. While many have made it a point of not wanting references to God in their

View global warming as a global warning to change and become more proactive

Man is incredible in his capacity to create, develop and exploit the environment to his advantage. The Bible tells us that we are created in the image and likeness of

The church shines in adversity

A relative of mine passed on an interesting message to me about post-hurricane relief. The message was about us having a big church building and not doing anything for hurricane

Sow a seed of hope during adversity and reap a harvest of joy

This past week I had the opportunity to be on the ground in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and to experience firsthand the result of the devastating Hurricane Dorian. To say the

Lessons from Hurricane Dorian

Every life experience is an opportunity. Some experiences are trials, some are defeats, some are victories – but no matter what the experience is, there is always a lesson and an

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Love is a verb

In 2012, musician John Mayer released an album with the song “Love is a Verb.” Here are some of the words: “Love is a verb/It ain’t a thing/It’s not something

What makes a man?

We still haven’t settled in our minds what really makes a man. There are many different views. I have discovered that the most common definition of a man describes a

Seven days to National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day is just seven days away, on Wednesday, November 27. It is a day designed to remind us about the importance of being kind, courteous and friendly to

The countdown is on to National Friendship Day

Dear readers, the most exciting day of the year is approaching in 21 days - National Friendship Day, Wednesday, November 27. I invite you to mark this on your calendar.

Sensible freedom: Let’s honor and show understanding toward each other

I humbly believe that I have the right to share my views as a Christian with anyone. However, it is wrong for me to impose my beliefs on people. My

Let’s make peace and not war on National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day in The Bahamas will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 27. It’s a day for everyone to go out of their way to be kind, helpful, respectful and

Sensationalizing pain through social media

Dear readers, what I am writing about today is very painful to even think about. I am becoming more and more upset with how many are using social media to

The nation mourns

Today my heart is heavy as I think about the loss of life, personal injuries and great devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. This will be a hurricane that every resident

Learn to forgive

In the minds of far too many people, forgiveness seems to be an ugly, despicable beast that one must be afraid of or avoid at all costs. This “beast” is

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
Peace – perfect peace

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” –

Believe in the child turned savior

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

We are to be examples of kindness, purity and love

“And drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 10:4 How quickly the days of 2019

Being thankful

“O give thanks unto the Lord for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” – Psalm 107:1 Today, Thanksgiving Day in America is about the biggest of celebrations as it

Encourage the youth

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” –

God knows your troubles

“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand

Show me a penny

“Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?” – Luke 20:24 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also

Are we building or demolishing?

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” – Hebrews 13:7 With the overriding of historical

A time of restoration

“‘Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about two thousand cubits between you and the ark;

SAVING GRACE
God’s love is ours for eternity

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live

Share what the Lord has blessed you with

“‘Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry

Love your fellow men as yourself

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know

Go and tell the story

“And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we

The message of Advent

“If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt

Proclaim the unadulterated truth of God’s word

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating

Christ is the image of the invisible God

“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Continue to proclaim the gospel

“Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, ‘As for what you see here,

Hold fast to God’s unchanging word

“But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of