Making Room For Prayer With Our Families …

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT) As parents, we want our children to learn about and ultimately choose when they reach that time in their young lives … to follow Jesus.  We want them […]

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Just Another Face In The Crowd …

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.  But whosoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33) The New Testament speaks in the first four books known as the Gospels of how Jesus at […]

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Living A Life As A “Sweet Smelling Aroma” …

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” (Ephesians 5:1–2 NKJV) There are signs, and evidence, that Jesus Christ is living in a person!  They are not glowing in […]

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To Be More Firmly Planted …

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  He shall be like a tree planted by […]

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What Would You Have Asked For …

“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” (1 Kings 3:5)  At various times throughout the year, whether it be children or the parents, we hear the words “what would you like for …?” The question is asked in the form of a ‘wish list’ […]

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Make Every Goodbye Count …

“Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul’s neck and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would see his face no more …” (Acts 20:37-38) I was still a very young preacher when I was asked to come to a small rural congregation and preach for […]

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When He Knocks On Your Door …

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.”  (Revelation 3:20) On one occasion, one of the elders and I had arranged to come by and visit a family that was growing weaker […]

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“Consider …”

“Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:15, NKJV) Good Days, Bad Days … they are an integral part of life and living. And admittedly, we would prefer more of the ‘good days and less of the ‘bad days… yet … come they will! The command […]

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Having A More Thankful Heart …

“… in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)  If you were to take a little journey through the Bible … noting the frequency of the admonition and instruction “to give thanks to God” … you might actually be surprised! This verse appears in […]

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What Did He Say …

“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you … And if your right-hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you … (Matthew 5:29-30, NKJV)  There are times in each of our lives when we come across something in our reading … see […]

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