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This is the blog of Clint Decker, follower of Jesus, preacher of the gospel and lover of his wife and family. We live in confusing times. Right is wrong and wrong is right, leaving everyone to wonder , "What is true?" Here Clint Decker leads you to the truth.
The Cross: America’s Only Hope
2023-05-22 14:43
Photo by sspiehs3 from Pixabay "If you take a few minutes to read any local or national news, you will find tragic stories. They often surround a person or group of peopl… Read More
God Sees What You’re Covering Up
2023-05-19 13:52
Photo by Lukas from Pixabay"Suppress. Conceal. Obscure. What do these words communicate? They tell the story of human nature. They show how when we have knowingly done somethi… Read More
Are You Carrying A Heavy Burden?
2023-05-12 21:45
Image from"What burden are you carrying? There is someone that can lift your burden. He can set you free from it. His name is Jesus."There are millions of people carrying he… Read More
Has Something Has Gone Terribly Wrong?
2023-05-12 21:44
Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash"Have you ever known someone, where at some point in their life, something went terribly wrong? And you thought, 'If they continue down this path, they are go… Read More
Belief In God Is More Than Words
2023-04-19 15:08
Let me ask a question, “Do you believe in God? Do you believe in Jesus? Do you consider yourself a Christian? If so, then how do you live? Do you do what God tell you to do?” Are… Read More
The Righteousness Of God?
2023-04-10 13:00
Image from"Who can live according to God’s righteous, perfect standards and never fail? And since this brings His judgement upon us, who can escape His wrath? Only one p… Read More
Centrality Of The Cross
2023-04-08 22:57
Image from Lightstock“What if there never was a cross? What if Jesus never died? What if He never rose again? What would be different?”All over the world there are signs of the c… Read More
Exclusively Jesus
2023-04-08 22:50
Image from Unsplash“We live in an age of loud voices calling for tolerance and equality. The Jesus we celebrate at Christmas and Easter, strikes at the heart of this. What is the offen… Read More
Freedom Through Sacrifice
2023-04-08 22:39
Image from Lightstock“Freedom is a gift available to every person in the world. Is not a freedom of religion or speech. It is something better than all those? It is a freedom of the so… Read More
Outpouring Of The Grace Of God
2023-03-21 14:44
Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash“When an outpouring of God comes, it is a demonstration of His grace. It just comes in His timing, His way and to those whom He chooses. It comes to b… Read More
St. Patrick: One Man Fully Committed
2023-03-18 15:20
Photo by Joachim Riegel on Unsplash“Ireland, in Patrick’s day, was an evil and dangerous place. Patrick recounted in his writings, The Confession, saying "I am ready to be murder… Read More
The Time Is Now!
2023-03-02 17:40
Photo by Samuel Martins on Unsplash“America has its feet dangling playfully over a dangerous moral abyss. Are we at our lowest point and ready to turn toward God? He stands all day wit… Read More
Revival And Reform
2023-02-23 13:08
Photo by Luis Alberto Sánchez Terrones on Unsplash“Why is revival so rare? We want the joyous experience of revival without the hardship of denying ourself and taking up our cr… Read More
Longing For Perfect Love
2023-02-21 18:28
Photo by Ameen Fahmy on Unsplash“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude…" (1 Cor. 13:4-7) This is perfect love! Imagine this kind of l… Read More
Where Does Your Help Come From?
2023-02-21 17:32
Photo by Kyle Broad on Unsplash“When you need help, where do you go? Choose to follow Christ and place all your trust in Him. He is sufficient for all your needs.”Since the beg… Read More
Doing Good For The Right Reasons
2023-01-31 14:00
Photo by Tom Parsons on Unsplash“Is it not right to help the needy? It is not good to go to church and to pray? Sure it is! Jesus commands us to, but He also warns about doing them… Read More
I Want It All!
2023-01-20 15:47
Photo by Vita Vilcina on Unsplash"He who loves money will not be satisfied with money . . ."  (Ecclesiastes 5:10)Have you ever wanted something you did not have? Have you ever wanted m… Read More
A Vision Of Heaven
2023-01-09 14:00
Image from“Tragedy, degeneracy, heartbreak, suffering, lies. Is there such a place where these injustices are nowhere to be found? Yes! Heaven!”“Pastor resign… Read More
Mary, She Was One Of Us
2022-12-12 17:57
Image by Adolphe Jourdan“Mary called herself a servant of the Lord God. She did not exalt herself, because she was chosen among a whole world full of women. Instead, she lowered hersel… Read More
The Darkest Day Of Christmas
2022-12-08 22:13
Photo by D A V I D S O N L U N A on Unsplash“God showed ruthless Herod mercy through the wise men. He was given a chance by His Creator to go with them and genuinely worship baby Jesu… Read More
2022-11-21 14:00
“When we pray over our meals, it is an acknowledgment of God’s grace that has come to us through the provision of our food.”Have you ever been in a restaurant where at one… Read More
Stand Up And Speak Up!  Say Something!
2022-11-14 21:17
Image by Lothar Dieterich from Pixabay“Jesus had to stand up and speak up and did so with wisdom and divine power. He was not compelled by national zeal. He was driven by a higher ca… Read More
Voting Is An Honorable Act
2022-10-31 13:00
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  "Your vote is your voice to speak up for what honors God."There are many ways one can do good to others. Feeding the poor, being… Read More
A World Gone Mad
2022-10-17 13:00
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay“At times it can seem as if there is no God when the state of the world goes from bad to worse.  Can it be stopped, or is man a god unto himself… Read More
Why Do We Want To Change Ourselves?
2022-10-03 13:00
Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash“God made you a man or woman, and did not make a mistake. Sometimes it can feel like He did when we look at other people and compare, listen to the… Read More
Overcoming Hate
2022-09-26 13:00
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash“Hate can be rid from our hearts, along with its companions—bitterness, anger and unforgiveness.  And the chains of hate that others have tried… Read More
How To Know What Is Right And Wrong
2022-09-19 13:00
"When I preach Jesus, I preach the truth. When people turn to Jesus, they turn to the truth. When people follow Jesus, they follow the truth."Do you believe lying is wrong? What about ste… Read More
Awakening A Comfortable Church
2022-09-12 13:00
Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash"Many churches today have wonderful buildings, faithful congregations, dependable supporters, encouraging weekly services, but something is missing. … Read More
Drugs, A Deal With The Devil
2022-09-06 06:00
"Drugs. No matter if it is a drink or something that is smoked, injected, snorted or swallowed, they have been around since near the beginning of human history. Why do we do it? Because we b… Read More
What If Tomorrow Never Came?
2022-08-30 13:00
"Do not wait until tragedy hits your life before you discover what is most important. Open your eyes now to the eternal, the spiritual, the things of God. Prepare for the next life before it… Read More
The World’s Most Polarizing Figure
2022-08-22 15:17
"When we think of the kinds of people that are polarizing; politicians, actors, musical artists, athletes and activists come to mind. We typically don’t think of religious ones like th… Read More
Peace With God In The Storm
2022-08-17 15:34
"Have you ever gone through chaos or suffering in your personal life or observed it in the world and said to yourself, “Where is God?” This question rises based on what we see an… Read More
Hearing The Truth About Ourselves
2022-08-08 19:32
“Who wants someone meddling in our lives, telling us what we shouldn’t be doing, especially if they bring God into it? Every one of us should invite and welcome someone like thi… Read More
Are You Living A Religious Lie?
2022-08-01 13:00
"Why do so many people live one way on Sunday and another way during the week? There’s no cost to it. Plus, they get the benefits of religion while also choosing to live however they w… Read More
What Covid And Inflation Reveal About Us
2022-07-25 13:40
"In the power of Jesus, believers in Christ can face any crisis with peace and confidence; including inflation and Covid. Believers can overcome the temptation to be fearful or anxious. Th… Read More
Inflation, Greed And A Lust For Power
2022-07-18 22:07
"A wealthy country can financially collapse in a short period due to the sinful financial practices of their leaders. Despite details being hidden and complicated, they are seen and understo… Read More
How To Live In Evil Times
2022-07-11 22:26
"In these evil days, where sinful leaders occupy seats of power, let us persist in doing good, being voices of truth and sharing heaven’s good news. Let our trust and hope be in Jesus… Read More
The Vanishing Of America’s Decency
2022-07-04 17:45
"Today, America is an amoral nation. There are no firm standards of right and wrong or good and bad. Instead, corruption is expected and rewarded. Evil is framed by statute and applauded. Vi… Read More
A City's Fateful Clash With God
2022-06-30 16:13
"Are we any better than Sodom and Gomorrah?  This is a sobering historical tale of warning about the judgment of God, which is coming on the whole world. And only those who respond to H… Read More
Orphaned By Tragedy. Adopted By God
2022-06-23 15:33
"When the people of God reach out to kids who are left alone with no parents to provide for them, those kids will see the face of God. When Christian men and women come alongside the childre… Read More
The Problem With Every Man's Heart
2022-06-15 22:05
"Why does God appear so hard on men versus women?  He says, “Husbands . . . do not be harsh with [your wives].”  (Colossians 3:18) And He follows that up with… Read More
Can Religious Duties Forgive Sins?
2022-05-28 18:55
"No religious ritual or tradition of any sort, done as perfectly and consistently as possible, can make you acceptable before God.  Only Jesus can.  His blood, as shed on the cross… Read More
Mourning In America
2022-05-27 22:40
"How shall we respond to the condition of our country? Children are slain in our schools and on our streets. Women are sexually assaulted in the daylight. Young women are trafficked for… Read More
The Days Of Youth
2022-05-18 16:58
"The season of youth comes only once and should be celebrated to its fullest. Laugh! Enjoy that time of life! Those years are filled with new experiences and opportunities to explore like no… Read More
Gods Call To Raise Obedient Children, Pt 1
2022-04-26 22:46
"It seems like common sense that children should be taught to obey, but why? Because it produces order in the home, sows seeds of love and respect, teaches children to rule themselves, lays… Read More
Persevering Through Perilous Times
2022-04-15 19:28
"We live in a chaotic world . . . The truth is routinely attacked and lies rewarded. Immorality is glorified. Wars and rumors of wars persist. Threats of famine abound. It is easy to be dist… Read More
Living In An Age Of Deception
2022-04-05 13:29
"We live in a world where trickery and deceit are found in the home, at the workplace, in the church, in government. Everywhere people are deceiving and being deceived."Are there occasions w… Read More
When A Nation Is At War
2022-04-05 13:28
When a nation is being attacked from an enemy force, what should they trust in for their defense? The military first comes to mind. Relying on courageous and well-trained soldiers. The lates… Read More
Authors Of Our Own Chaos
2022-04-05 13:27
"For governments, sometimes their own legislation and policies have brought chaos upon their own people. For families, sometimes their own moral and financial choices have brought chaos insi… Read More
A World Divided By Fear
2022-02-07 23:07
What happens when your life, your country . . . literally the whole world is gripped by fear? Disaster! But it does not have to be that way. Once almost an entire nation was engulfed in fe… Read More
Christmas Is Not About A Baby
2021-11-29 19:22
Is Christmas about a baby?  A cute, cuddly little one that His mother held in her arms?  If so, then why is Christmas offensive to many?  Who could be turned off by an adorabl… Read More
Thank You. Two Simple Words.
2021-11-04 16:18
Early in our marriage while we were eating dinner one evening, I said to Kathe “Thanks for dinner, honey.” She responded a little surprised so I followed up with, “You have… Read More
The Wrath And Love Of God
2021-10-05 13:56
About Jesus it is written, “. . . whoever does not obey the Son [Jesus] shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36).  Wrath of God?  The phrase… Read More
The Root Of America’s Rising Division
2021-08-02 20:11
The Scripture says, “For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one . . .” (Romans 3:9-10)It s… Read More
Why The Deity Of Jesus Is Good News
2021-07-06 18:57
Jesus once said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).  This was an offensive statement to fellow Jews, so much so, they immediately picked up stones to throw at Him, not… Read More
What It Means To Be A Man
2021-06-01 17:27
What is a man? It could be confusing answering that question because our society is changing quickly on this. Little boys should have their fathers to show them what a man is. They also ha… Read More
2021-05-12 13:20
“I will never forgive him for what he did!” Have you ever said that to yourself about someone who deeply hurt you? When someone you trust lies, physically abuses, verbally intimi… Read More
What Does God Think Of Your Name?
2021-04-06 14:02
“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1).  What do you think of that statement from the Bible?  I… Read More
How To Find Peace In A Divided Nation
2021-02-04 22:28
As President Joe Biden begins his leadership of the United States, he has made calls for peace and unity in the country. Former President Donald Trump issued similar thoughts in some of his… Read More
Driven By God To Speak Up
2021-02-04 22:05
This is an often-asked question, “Should a pastor or other Christians address cultural (or social) issues or just keep focused on the gospel?” Sometimes speaking on culturally t… Read More
Christmas And The Pursuit Of Truth
2020-12-23 00:03
“Passion for truth.” That is what I wrote down in my Bible some years ago after reading Luke 1:1-4. This is the beginning section of a detailed account of the life of Jesus Chr… Read More
How To Be Thankful In America’s Chaos
2020-11-05 23:44
The year 2020 will go down as probably one of the most cultural shaping years of the United States and world in recent times. It began in January with retired NBA legend, Kobe Bryant’… Read More
Pastors And Voting
2020-10-01 16:56
Pastor and church leader, do you anticipate encouraging your congregation to vote in the general election on November 3rd?  I hope every pastor and church leader will help make the Chri… Read More
Can Baptism Forgive Your Sins?
2020-09-01 15:23
I walked into the hospital room and Terry was lying on her bed.  Her physical condition was deteriorating and she was not ready to face her Creator.  I got down on my knees and sha… Read More
Does Obedience Matter To God?
2020-08-05 22:46
Often I engage with people in conversations about God and the Bible.  Many times I do not know where they stand with God until we begin talking.  More often than not, I hear &ldquo&hell…Read More
Racial Vandalism In My Town?
2020-06-26 02:04
I was out of town working when I was informed that our community had been vandalized with racial slurs in multiple locations. My first thought was, “What?” I had written two re… Read More
There’s No Law Against Doing Good
2020-06-08 18:28
In January this year the world watched as China became the epicenter for Covid-19.  It began spreading country to country eventually reaching the United States impacting… Read More
God. Our Only Answer To The Coronavirus
2020-06-08 16:39
Sunday, March 14, is when the corona virus pandemic flipped the religious world upside down. Tens of thousands of churches suddenly closed their doors to worship services and moved to onlin… Read More
God.  Our Only Answer To The Corona Virus
2020-04-08 20:20
Sunday, March 14, is when the corona virus pandemic flipped the religious world upside down. Tens of thousands of churches suddenly closed their doors to worship services and moved to onlin… Read More
When Your Boy Wants To Identify As A Girl
2020-03-03 20:54
I have been writing this column since 2006 and there is a topic I have never written on – transgenderism.  A recent story about retired basketball player Dwayne Wade and his wife… Read More
When We Make Men Into Gods
2020-02-06 17:02
When I was a teenager, I loved playing basketball.  Dr. J and Michael Jordan were my favorite NBA players.  While living in Colorado, I was fortunate to have my dad take me to see… Read More
The Miracle Of The Virgin Birth
2019-12-04 18:08
The center piece of the Christmas season is the birth of Jesus. Popular Christmas songs, various figurine displays and holiday sermons all make it prominent. But what about Jesus’ bi… Read More
Where To Find Happiness
2019-10-01 13:33
Have you ever said to a friend or family member, “I just want you to be happy”, as they were considering marriage, a new job or some other major decision?  Recently I watche… Read More
When Only A Miracle Will Do
2019-09-03 18:29
For nearly 10 years I served inmates in our small rural county jail as a minister, and saw over 100 of them come through our Bible studies and annual Christmas outreaches.  They were th… Read More
What’s Happening With My Adult Kids?
2019-08-06 13:46
“Pastor Miller, thanks for coming over on short notice.  My wife and I appreciate it.  We are at a loss and don’t know what to do with our son, Tom.  We just can&r&hell…Read More

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