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The Greatest Gift to Give

“But Peter said, ‘I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you …: (Acts 3:6) It’s a familiar account recorded by the inspired writer and physician, Luke.  It was obvious to all this lame man was just that.  Firmly attached to the Jewish way of life was the ‘giving […]

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When the Past Keeps Winning …

“Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own.  But one thing I do:  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14) We all have a past and there […]

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Living in the Land of Discontent

“People will never stop dying and being destroyed, and they will never stop wanting more than they have.”  (Proverbs 27:20) The Bible does not speak favorably on discontentment with the exception of avoiding becoming complacent and satisfied with one’s spiritual growth! Discontentment can be found lurking in our hearts and it is so dangerous.  Failure […]

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Is My Name Written There?

“And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.”  (Philippians 4:3) One of the greatest privileges of living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave’” […]

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Those Thankful Moments …

“And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”  (Colossians 3:17) One of the many lessons parents are challenged with in bringing up their children is teaching them how to be grateful and thankful. One of the many lessons […]

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Is It Enough?

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  (John 8:32) The reality of truth has become so hazy in the minds of so many.  To many the idea of truth becomes a relative concept … so what might be considered as truth to one person might not be viewed in […]

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When Knowledge Surpasses Wisdom

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.” (Proverbs 3:13) As I was growing up in Oklahoma I often heard the expression, “You’re getting too smart for your own good!”  Now sometimes that directive was aimed at someone else, but there were times when it was being spoken to me […]

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Carving Our Name on Hearts or Marble?

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”  (Romans 5:3-5) (NKJV) Hallmark movies are so predictable.  Individuals […]

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“Would You Hold My Hand?”

“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”  (Psalm 63:8) While preparing to fly home after a week-long meeting in the upper Midwest part of the country, this question was asked of me by a complete stranger. The pilot had already warned us of bad weather … it was already raining pretty hard as […]

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Being Better at What We are Doing

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:19) With recognition of just how great and wonderful our Heavenly Father truly is …we have the opportunity to walk more closely with Him on a daily basis. As the old but encouraging hymn describes, In The […]

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