More than “Just OK”

Posted by Terry Putthoff on

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. - Romans 5:10 AT&T has a commercial “Just ok is not ok!” It goes something like this: A couple is in a hospital room...

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Who Protects the Church?

Posted by Stephen Scott Nelson on

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. - Acts 17:11 Recently I heard a well-known Bible teacher on the radio speaking about the importance of pastors...

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The Cave of Adullam

Posted by Dave Putthoff on

David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul [or...

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Handicaps

Posted by Doug Brown on

My grace is sufficient for you for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore I will boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with diffi­culties for...

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Bitterness

Posted by Stephen Scott Nelson on

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled. - Hebrews 12:15 Have you noticed the bitterness in our politics, our churches, and even in our own marriages and families? Bitterness, which comes when...

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Just Use SOAP

Posted by Steele Croswhite on

No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord. - Proverbs 21:30 NLT I wanted to share a quiet time journal entry I made this week. It follows the S.O.A.P method: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer.  Scripture: “No human wisdom or understanding or plan...

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But Barnabas . . .

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement), and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet. - Acts 4:36-37 What do we know about Barnabas? We know he...

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Bait or Blessing?

Posted by Dave Lennander on

And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter for a wife.” - Judges 1:12 ESV And the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely, he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who...

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Blaming God

Posted by Stephen Scott Nelson on

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. - Job 1:18-22 This is one of the most powerful stories of faith in the...

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Waymarks

Posted by Dotty Vanderhorst on

The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level. Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls. - Isaiah 26:7-8 Do you know the term waymarks?...

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