Wake Up!

One of the greatest tragedies of the church today is, we have lulled ourselves to sleep.  We no longer see the sinfulness of sin, and we say “whatever” when someone tries to refocus our attention on God.  We see no problem with entertaining ourselves with the cares and pleasures and values of this world around …

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Trust or Worry

One of the keys to true happiness is found in the book of Proverbs. Chapter 16, verse 20 says; “He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.” Psalm 34:8 states; “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth …

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Through Him

Let’s suppose we went down to the local car dealership and purchased a brand new car.  Then, after we read the manual and saw how expensive it is to purchase gasoline and oil and stuff to keep our car running, we decided to just push the car everywhere ourselves, that would kind of defeat the …

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Godly Sorrow

I often see people cry and get upset over losing a piece of jewelry or breaking a dish that they valued, but in reality those are just material possessions.  However, I seldom in todays world see people cry and get upset over sin that is breaking their fellowship with God.  I think part of the …

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Holiness

In the early 1900’s A. W. Tozer wrote, “We have learned to live with unholiness in our churches, and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing. It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a church meeting, where the only attraction is God. One can only …

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Little Things

In the book of Revelation, we read what are commonly called “letters to the churches”. In these, God warns these churches or groups of believers about what they are lacking in their relationship with Him. In chapter 4, a letter is written to the church at Ephesus and it says, “I know your works, your …

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Workout

In the area I live, it seems there are always new workout gyms and fitness centers opening.  Some are quite small and in shopping centers, and others are huge and expensive.  The thing about fitness centers and gyms is they don’t do much good if we don’t visit them.  We can sign up for a …

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Glorious Victory

Each year at this time, retail stores all over the country stock their shelves and racks with fancy baskets, plastic eggs, chocolate bunnies, and brightly colored dresses, hats, and suits, as millions of people prepare to celebrate the Easter holiday. Easter, like Christmas, has become a huge affair, with egg hunts, visits from and to …

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Satisfied

We read of the death of Abraham in Genesis 25:8, “Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.”  He was 175 when he died, but notice how it says he was “satisfied with life”.  He was satisfied because …

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Unbelief

When the nation of Israel was journeying from Egypt to the promised land, they got discouraged, they forgot God’s blessings, and they let the doubts and fears get the best of them. When they finally reached the Jordan river and were about to cross over into what God had told them all along would be …

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Grace

So many people in today’s “Christian” world have a skewed understanding of God’s grace in our lives. A Bible study leader at a “Christian” college stated that not only was God’s command to be holy not actually intended to be obeyed but also, since our sins are covered by Jesus’ death on the cross, we …

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A Dead King

I remember a movie from the 1980’s where 2 guys go to spend a weekend at their boss’s fancy beach house. Only they find out when they arrive that he is dead! But, since they want to enjoy the pleasures of the beach house and it’s lifestyle, they pretend he is still alive, and spend …

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Angry God?

In Exodus 32:9-10, we read: “And the LORD said to Moses, ‘I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.’”  And we can …

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The Word

The Gospel of John was written as an evangelistic book, through the leading of the Holy Spirit. You’ll not find the story of Jesus’ birth nor information about His early life as you find in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John 20:30-31 tells us why John was written, “Now Jesus did many other signs in the …

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Glorious Light

John began his Gospel with those great words, “In the beginning was the Word…” And after affirming the truth that Jesus Christ (the Word) was truly God and the One through Whom everything that has been created was created, he continues his evangelistic Gospel by declaring, “In him was life, and the life was the …

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