Author: William Worrell

Meticulous Infidelity

by William Worrell can just see and imagine the reactions, of some, to the above title “Meticulous Infidelity!” Well, let’s unpack the title shall we. The word meticulous carries the meaning of “making sure of avoiding potential danger, mishap or harm: cautious and careful.” Infidelity carries the definition of “The action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse…. unfaithfulness” Therefore, by way of extrapolation—or keeping things simple—our title is dealing with being cautious to be faithful. Lets look at it all in another light—namely the word of God! Matthew 6:25 speaks to the matter as follows. “Take no...

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HERO’S EDGE

by  William Worrell Heroes. You know! They’re the folks who seem to always save the day, and then ride off into the sunset. Come on, you know what I mean by hero. Don’t you? Everybody has one—admitted or not. And you know what? I just bet that you’ve got one too. Don’t you? Come on! Admit it! We allow ourselves to be captivated by the over-the-top imaginations of those who look like us but show a capacity or two that we only dream of. Heroes have always held a strong influence in American culture. They’ve always been a source...

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The Christian Fallacy

by William Worrell Living in a pressure cooker world – like we all do – produces the need for instant results and quick order answers. It’s everywhere! Like these examples: Instant coffee. Fast food. Express checkout. Drive through weddings. Quick start engines, and unless we’re very careful, it follows us into the Christian Life.  No? Try these. Condensed Bible. Three-minute devotionals. Quick Scan Bible. The operative word is QUICK! Don’t misunderstand, everything has its place. Bible study tools are indispensible. Daily miracles make our checkbooks balance. But there are no short cuts to sharing the Gospel. In fact, there are five fallacies—lies...

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Reflections of Christmas

by William Worrell Have you ever held a shiny Christmas ball and seen your reflection on its side? Sure, everyone has! This is the time of the year when joy and goodwill bubbles to the surface of just about everyone you meet. This is the season people will actually speak to you on the street. The no talking sign is turned off in elevators, and the reigns on the billfold and pocketbook are held just a little less secure. People will give freely to friends, family and the less fortunate. For two thousand years ago gifts were given to...

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Having Compassion, Making A Difference

by William Worrell As God’s children and when we are born again, we receive His genetic nature by faith. II Peter 1:1-2. If we let the cross and the power of His blood have their way, they will transform our nature. But it takes time. Over time the nature we inherited from our parents will decrease and His nature will increase in us. Because of this transformation in our nature we naturally see things differently than before. Our desires naturally are harmonized with His. Jesus said: “I only do those things I see the Father do”. His father and He were one in nature therefore Jesus was able to see like His Father. As a human, the question is how Jesus did this while living His life here. One key phrase that gives us a clue is that the “Holy Spirit strengthens what is of Him”. By that I mean, what is of His character and His desires. The Holy Spirit will give you the strength for His purposes. Like Jesus we must find what He wants and do that, not just invoke His blessing on what we desire. In the early years before our nature is fully transformed, there is oftentimes a big gap between what we desire and what He desires. TAKING ON HIS NATURE The process goes something like this. Early we find that His nature...

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