“And Then …”

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8) One can generally tell when a […]

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Time Will Tell …

“This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.” (John 21:14) The scene of these recorded conversations unfolds on the familiar shore of the Sea of Galilee. The timeline teaches us that after the events of Calvary to His death, burial, and resurrection … His […]

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He Could Have Been Great …

“… Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.” (Matthew 20:26)  Most men that we think of as great aren’t. Mostly they’re just high achievers. We do not find God’s Word commanding anyone to be a high achiever. His Book never instructs men to build great fortunes, erect great structures, or […]

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Leading A More Quiet Life …

“Make it your goal to lead a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.  Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.”     (1Thessalonians 4:11-12, NLT) ‘I’m in a hurry to get things […]

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Until The Next Opportunity

“Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:13)  There are stories in God’s Word that can be ‘right in your face’ kind of stories. There are phrases found throughout God’s Book that can be so reassuring and comforting, while there are others that can absolutely […]

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A View That Comes With Hope and Warning …

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” (John 5:24) We were watching a documentary on the longevity of life with focus on two vastly different cultures … and […]

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This Is The Time For Us To Be Cautious …

“So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the Lord your God.” (Joshua 23:11)  We must be cautious when it comes to the words that we speak … when it comes to the thoughts we allow to rest in our hearts and lives … when it comes to the way and the manner in which […]

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Keeping The Lord Our First Love …

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 4) Just hearing the word “children” helps to conjure up in our minds those who bear our family name and each of their personalities and even their potential in life. Watching children “grow in stature and wisdom and in […]

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Jesus “Loved Them To The End”

“Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.” (John 13:1) When we intend to get something accomplished and it does not go as we anticipated, we […]

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In The “Waiting” We Learn To Trust Him More …

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles; They shall run and not be weary; They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) I don’t know anyone who enjoys waiting for something or someone. I do know there are some who are better at […]

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