Psalm 37:3

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  • March 11, 2020

Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 Psalm 37:1-8 gives positive actions we can take as an antidote to pessimism and discouragement. Consider these mood boosters: Trust in the Lord, do good, dwell in the land, feed on His faithfulness (v.3); delight in the Lord (v.4); commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him (v.5); rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him, do not fret (v.7); cease from anger, forsake wrath (v.8). Because they are connected to the phrase “in the Lord,” those directives are more than wishful […]

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The Book That Reads You

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  • March 10, 2020

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!” Romans 11:33 We must guard ourselves against lowering the standard of God’s Word to our level of understanding or political correctness. And we must guard ourselves against raising the standards of our traditions above the standard of His Word. The Bible is not meant to be paraded past the judgment bar of your mind. You can argue with it, but why? You can pick up any other book and read it, but this is the […]

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Ephesians 1:7

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  • March 9, 2020

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. — Ephesians 1:7  “There are some things money can’t buy—but these days, not many” It seems that “almost everything is up for sale.” But one thing money can’t buy is redemption—freedom from the stranglehold of sin. When the apostle Paul began writing about the rich nature of God’s plan of salvation through Jesus, his heart erupted in praise: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound […]

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Pray for One Another

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  • January 14, 2020

Read James 5:13-18 Pray for each other James 5:16Prayer is a conversation with God, not a formula. Yet sometimes we might need to use a “method” to freshen up our prayer time. We can pray the Psalms or other Scriptures (such as The Lord’s Prayer), or use the ACTS method (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication). I recently came across this “Five-Finger Prayer” to use as a guide when praying for others:• When you fold your hands, the thumb is nearest you. So begin by praying for those closest to you—your loved ones (Phil. 1:3–5).• The index finger is the pointer. […]

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Colossians 1:17

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  • December 31, 2019

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17 Jesus deserves first place over everything in our lives.Jesus is above and over all. “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col. 1:17). Jesus is supreme over all creation (vv. 15-16). He is “the head of the body, the church” (v. 18). Because of this, He should have first place in all things.When we give Jesus the highest place of honor in each area of our lives, this truth becomes visible to those around us. At work, are we laboring first […]

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Jeremiah 9:24

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  • December 31, 2019

Let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me. Jeremiah 9:24 Chris Langan has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein’s. Moustafa Ismail has 31-inch biceps and can lift 600 pounds. Bill Gates is estimated to be worth billions. Those who have extraordinary abilities or possessions might be tempted to think more highly of themselves than they should. But we don’t have to be wildly smart, strong, or wealthy to want to take credit for our achievements. Any size of accomplishment carries with it this question: Who will get the credit? During a time of judgment, God […]

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When Our Life Seems Unfair

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  • December 14, 2019

When Our Life Seems UnfairRead: Psalm 73I was envious of the boastful, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. —Psalm 73:3Have you ever felt that life is unfair? For those of us who are committed to following the will and ways of Jesus, it’s easy to get frustrated when people who don’t care about Him seem to do well in life. A businessman cheats yet wins a large contract, and the guy who parties all the time is robust and healthy—while you or your loved ones struggle with finances or medical issues. It makes us feel cheated, like maybe […]

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Free to Choose

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  • December 9, 2019

“What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.” Psalm 25:12You are free to choose. You are not free, however, not to choose. After you make a choice, your choice chooses for you.There are consequences for your choices–always. If you choose to step off the roof of a ten-story building, you are not then free to choose the consequence of your choice. Your choice has chosen for you.What if you make a bad choice? What is God’s reaction? First, He is in control. Your choices will not take Him by […]

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Omnipotent God–Held by His Love and Grace

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  • December 6, 2019

Omnipotent God–Held by His Love and Grace “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.” Jude 1:24 Have you fussed and fumed through life’s challenges, wondering if the Sovereign Creator of the Universe was on vacation? I have a message for you: The God who hung the stars, the God who poured the oceans, the God who raised the mountains, the God who knew you before you were knit together in your mother’s womb, this sovereign God is your Savior. He is your King, […]

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A Visit with The Streeters

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  • November 16, 2019

Come join us as Bill and Katie Steeter give us a tour of their home and the Lapilo Center in Papua New Guinea. Tour

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