Christian Junkies

Christian Junkies

As an addendum to this week’s sermon on faithfulness, today’s post is taken mostly from the my book, The Life God Honors.  The foreword was written by my friend, Brian Blair, of The Republic Newspaper.  He writes: “When I first began watching ESPN’s Sports Center a few years ago, the NBA highlight reels transfixed me. The nightly wrap-ups featured more dunking than an Oreo cookies-and-milk extravaganza.  Since I was...

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Lessons from a Blind Piano Tuner

Lessons from a Blind Piano Tuner

As a follow up to this Sunday’s sermon, I want to share a true story with you. In the sermon I talked about my father and his standards of excellence in his chosen field of tuning and restoring pianos.  What I did not mention is that he learned those skills from a blind man. At the age of 12, my father, Bob Robbins, was hired by a blind piano tuner and taught the craft.  Now, I learned some of that craft from my father as a teenager, and...

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Preaching the Covenant

Preaching the Covenant

Author: Andy Robbins This past Sunday my older brother, Gary, visited Blessed Life Fellowship. Gary is 55, and has lived most of his life avoiding church and disliking most of what he has seen from Christianity American-style. His impression of Christianity all his life has been that God was a tight-fisted tyrant who only wanted to judge him and condemn him for his sins. And Gary ran from that god, as anyone would. Recently I had the...

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Making HIM Your Heart’s Desire

Making HIM Your Heart’s Desire

Author: Andy Robbins As we approach the beginning of a New Year, I think it’s a good time to evaluate how we have been doing individually and seek the Lord’s direction for the coming year.  One thing that I believe God has been speaking to me lately – both for me and our church – is the importance of seeking God passionately, desperately, and hungrily, more so now than ever before. Psalm 37:4 provides an incredible promise along these lines. ...

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Experts Predict Economic Meltdown in U.S.

Experts Predict Economic Meltdown in U.S.

Author: Andy Robbins Recently a 60-Minutes broadcast shed light on the looming economic meltdown not only of the Federal Government, but also of State and local governments.  The debt problem of our government has gotten so big that there is virtually no way, they say, to avoid an economic holocaust, leaving many cities and communities impoverished.  Click here to read the story and see a clip of the 60-Minutes broadcast. What does this mean...

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Insights on Wisdom

Insights on Wisdom

Author: Andy Robbins This past Sunday we discussed the blessings of acquiring and walking in wisdom.  I want to elaborate on a few points in today’s post. Firstly, recall that one very overlooked way to acquire wisdom to is to seek wise counsel and listen to constructive criticism and advice.  This is probably the most overlooked of the wisdom principles because no one likes to be told that they are blowing it in an area.  That is affront to...

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