Post Tagged as ‘Pastor’s Thoughts’

What God Can Do

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  • April 14, 2019

What God Can Do BIBLE MEDITATION:“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:A. C. Dickson, a fine expositor of the Word of God, said when we depend upon organization, we get what organization can do. When we depend upon education, we get what education can do. When we depend on money, we get what money can do. When we depend on singing and preaching, we get what singing and preaching can do. But then he said when […]

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Junk Food

  • By Pastor Ron West
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  • March 31, 2019

Ga 1:6 ¶ I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, The term junk food refers to items that taste good but lack nutritional value and are often very high in calories and fat. Chips, soft drinks, candy bars, cookies, and many meals purchased at fast-food restaurants fit these criteria. as well. Some religious teachers proclaim “a different gospel” (Gal. 1:6), ranging from health-and-wealth to a counterfeit spirituality. And some Christian music and books also contain false teaching. Taking in this kind of “food” may […]

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Don’t Forget to Wear It!

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  • March 14, 2019

Don’t Forget to Wear It! BIBLE MEDITATION:“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.” Proverbs 15:13 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:What is a smile? Someone once wrote: “A smile costs nothing, but creates much good. It enriches those who receive it without impoverishing those who give it away. It happens in a flash, but the memory of it can last forever. No one is so rich that he can get along without it. No one is too poor to feel rich when receiving it. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad and nature’s best anecdote for trouble. […]

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He knows Your Name

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  • March 8, 2019

Yes–He knows Your Name BIBLE MEDITATION“I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Ever feel like the little girl who was endeavoring to pray what we call The Lord’s Prayer when she said, “Our Father which art in Heaven, how does He know my name?” I have. But friend, He does know our names. He knows me. He knows you. You say, “But how could God be interested in me? The great God who made the galaxies–how could He be interested in me? […]

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Guarded by His Power–Jesus Sees You

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  • February 16, 2019

Guarded by His Power–Jesus Sees You BIBLE MEDITATION:“And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and He alone on the land. And He saw them toiling in rowing … and … He cometh unto them, walking upon the sea …” Mark 6:47 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Jesus’ disciples were way out in the sea, and Jesus was on the shore. But He saw them toiling and rowing. He never took His eyes off them. Are you in the midst of a storm? Did you know He sees you right now? You say, “He doesn’t know where I […]

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The Refiner

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  • February 13, 2019

The Refiner BIBLE MEDITATION:“And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.” Malachi 3:3 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Do you know that God is not as interested in making you happy as He is in making you holy? His goal is to purge and purify you. The moment you were saved, God began His work to make you pure and holy. He wants to burn out the dross and impurities in your life and present […]

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His Searchlight Upon Our Hearts

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  • February 11, 2019

His Searchlight Upon Our Hearts BIBLE MEDITATION: “Shall not God search this out? For He knoweth the secrets of the heart.” Psalm 44:21 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: Christian author and speaker S. D. Gordon said, “In every man’s life there is a throne. And when self is on the throne, Christ is on the cross. But when Christ is on the throne, self is on the cross.” There is something you hold to be the highest good that captivates your attention and controls your life. Your decisions are made in light of whatever this thing is. Is it Christ? Or something else? […]

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Who You Are in Christ

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  • February 9, 2019

Who You Are in Christ BIBLE MEDITATION: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: The key to living a victorious Christian life is to discover who you are in Christ. Many Christians have never discovered this. They remind me of the man who had an identity problem and an energy crisis at the same time. He didn’t know who he was and he was too tired to find out. God doesn’t work from the outside in. He works from the inside out. God doesn’t modify our behavior in order to […]

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Beautiful Garbage

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  • February 7, 2019

Beautiful Garbage BIBLE MEDITATION:“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven.” Matthew 6:19-20 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Years ago I read about a man who had a rather ingenious way of getting rid of his garbage. He would gift-wrap it, put it out on the curb in front of his house, and invariably someone driving by would see that wrapped box, stop, and pick it up. And the man would be behind the curtains, watching those people drive away with their gift-wrapped garbage! So many times that’s what the devil does. He just takes the […]

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After “Fighting the Good Fight”

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  • February 2, 2019

After “Fighting the Good Fight” BIBLE MEDITATION:“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good professionbefore many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12 DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:Some of the greatest spiritual defeats you will ever have will followsome of your highest spiritual victories. Jonah, Moses, and Elijah– all these men learned this. Why does this happen? Because we are tired and feel we can just coast awhile. We think,“Didn’t God bless and give us a great victory?”But what we forget is that the devil is clever. He knows justwhen to pull the rug […]

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