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Seven attitudes of a believer.

May 05, 2019
 1.  Joy is the attitude, love Jesus first, then others and then myself.  Agape love is a deliberate act of my will, not a sentimental emotional act.  It means I am willing to lay down my life, my desires, and pour out myself for others even if they do not app...

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Lift up the downcast.

May 05, 2019
So many in churches are discouraged, downcast, overwhelmed, and hurting for so many different reasons.  Jesus sent us the comforter and we know it is to comfort us when we need it but, He was also sent that He may comfort others through us.  Ps. 94:19 In the multitude o...

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John 15- The main four words are Fruit-Love-Hatred-The Comforter Part 3

February 16, 2019
John 15: 9:17  Now Jesus teaches his disciples the importance of Agape Love and tells them to continue in His love after He isgone and to keep all the commandments.  He also states that he abided in His Father's love.  He says he speaks these things that his joy mi...

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John 15- The main four words are Fruit-Love-Hatred-The Comforter

February 15, 2019
Think about it!  In John 15: 1-8  Jesus speaks concerning fruit.  How humble Jesus is to speak of himself as the true vine. The vine has no beauty on the outside and in Isa. 53:2 it says that Christ had no comeliness (meaning no exceptional looks.)  The vine s...

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Fast your way to Victory

February 12, 2019
Think about it!  How often do we hear a good sermon on the importance of fasting and praying?  We might be blessed to hear a message on the importance of prayer but to add fasting to it just doesn't draw the crowds.  I was raised up by leaders that taught me both v...

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Only Believe

February 11, 2019
I am reading the book of John again because I love the way he writes about Jesus.  When I came to the story of Lazarus I stopped at verse 40 to think about what Jesus said to Martha.  Jesus had ordered the stone to be rolled away and she said he has been dead four days ...

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Walk in Love

January 27, 2019
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

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Let Us Keep to the Point

May 10, 2018
Think about it1  Phil 1:20  Be absolute and wholly surrendered to obey even unto death.  Determined to do actually what God wants. Will you go without knowing?  Heb 11:8 Don’t expect to know every day what God will have you doing, just rest in the fact ...

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The Bride of Christ

May 10, 2018
Think about it!     Eph 5 When the bride is: Sick – He tends to her and heals her Crippled – He helps her walk and straightens the twisted limbs Lame – He gives His strength Betrayed – He reminds her He will never leave her Offen...

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Walking in the Spirit

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Romans 8:15  Coming out of your comfort zone.  A mind set on the flesh is hostile towards the mind of God / His way of thinking. Three things which constitute living in the flesh: 1.  Comfort (a) one who hides from adversity which takes ...

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Time To Take Off Your Grave Clothes

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Ask: God, how is it wisdom for a child male or female not to have a Father in life?  It leaves such a vast, empty place and makes the child grow wounded, wildly impulsive, and feeling deeply inferior. Answer:  God allowed that big empty...

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Have you not known Me?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  John 14:9  Have I been so long with you and yet have you not known Me? This wasn’t a rebuke but a leading onward for Phillip.  Before Pentecost they knew Him as the One who brought power.  Luke 10:18-20  Christ said it was exped...

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The Depth Within The Wall – Part 1

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Neh 1:4, 2:12, 6:3-16  We must fast & pray.  God is watching us and Heaven is concerned with our progress! Three things are essential to a fullness of the Christian life. The realization that God is concerned with the accompli...

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If You Truly Love Him, You Can’t Deny Him

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Meditate upon these verses – Matt 22:37; I John 4:7-10; Matt 16:24 You will give to whatever you love most. I John 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not i...

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How do you reach the high place of contentment?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Phil 4:11-12 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abo...

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Can man be born again…again?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Yes.  There are 15 proofs in scripture. All men had eternal life in Adam before he fell into sin.  If he hadn’t sinned, all men would have lived forever.  (Gen 2:17; Rom 5:12-21; John 3:1-8)  The new birth is really a re-...

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What Does The Wisdom Of God Profit You?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Prov 3:13  Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding. Ecc 7:11-12; 9:16-18  The wisdom of God is His Word. As we tread the path of wisdom (complete subjection to God and His Word) we discover that wisdom&rsq...

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Long Suffering – A Fruit of the Spirit

May 10, 2018
Think about it1  Jesus said – take up your cross and follow Me.  The suffering of Jesus on the cross was so intense and the pain He suffered unto death was for each and every person who calls themselves a Christian. Was this an example of what some Christians m...

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A Virgin Shall Conceive

May 10, 2018
Think about it!     Isaiah 7:14 (the Prophecy) 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Luke 1:26-31 (the Fulfillment) 26 And in the sixth month the an...

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I Shall Not Be Moved

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  The motto of a Christian warrior!  Read Joshua 4; I Chron 12:8 (11 mighty men fit for battle brought in 120,000 of the enemy) 12:21 – ALL were might men – not just the officers. Men of war are solders – they must be trained to be o...

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The Blessing Of God’s Peace

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  The blessing of God’s peace to His people – we need to seek it; require as a vital necessity.  You must have peace within yourself before you can have peace with others. Ps.  34:14 ; 1 Peter 3:11  Depart from evil and do good; ...

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Let Us Go Into The High Places

May 10, 2018
Think about it1  I Sam 9:12-19  A sacrifice to get there.  Maybe that’s why we aren’t all there? Pay a price! Deut 12:5-6, 14:23-25, 15:20, 16:2-16, 18:6, 23:16, 26:2 How to get in the high places – fasting, prayer, obey the Word, praise, and...

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The Depth Within The Wall – Part 2

May 10, 2018
Think about it!     (See the Book of Nehemiah) Neh 5:5  The state of God’s people – bankrupt, in bondage & death.  Gal 5:1  They had chosen to be entangled again with the world’s bondage.  There was a mixture in th...

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The Precious Character of Faith

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   He compares faith to gold!  Gold is precious but not as precious as faith. Gold will one day vanish, faith is eternal.  Faith is what we walk by and God wants it pure.  You purify gold by fire so if you have to do that with a precious...

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A Savior Is Born Who Is Christ The Lord

May 10, 2018
Luke 2-1-20 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own c...

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Good or Bad Tree?

May 10, 2018
Think about it! Matt 7:16-20 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cas...

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Don’t Flee Follow Me

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Matt 16:24  Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow Me. Jonah 1:1-3  God called Jonah to go forth – showed what it was He wanted him to do…told him t...

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Feelings

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   II Tim 1:6-7  Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Miserable Christians? Of course ther...

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Weary In Well Doing

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Isa 61:1-2; Gal 6:9  And let us not become weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Not tired of the work, tired in the work.  Brings a spirit of resignation, apathy (putting up with it), no hope but won’t q...

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Watch Women Grow

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Eph. 5:21-24 Submit – to offer oneself freely.  To defer to another person’s opinion or wishes. Submissive – humble, obedient. Gen 3:16 – And thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee… Submit as...

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The Power of God

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    John 3:32 The power of God comes by the measure you are led by Him.  It’s not a matter of getting more of Jesus – it’s a matter of Him getting more of you! It’s not just knowledge – you have to know Jesus.&n...

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No Instant Solutions

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Having hope in God has no instant solutions.  Ps.  33:18,20,22; 39:17  Rom 8 23-25 Hope – The virtue by which a Christian looks with confidence for God’s Grace in this world and the world to come. Hebrew word Yachal – to...

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Laborers in the Vineyard

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Matt 20:1-16 There is no part of the Christian life that is without it’s dangers.  Satan left Jesus alone only for a season, not permanently.  He was still attacking Him on the cross through people and their words.  John ...

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A Good Question

May 10, 2018
Think about it1  A good teacher provokes you to think.  Do you desire to be more devoted to Christ or are you content to be where you are in Him, yet want Him to be more devoted to you and give you more blessings? Why wouldn’t God’s children desire to b...

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Does My Sacrifice Live?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Gen 22:9  Sacrifice our lives so through death to self, He might live. I Thess 5:23 Your whole spirit. Ps 13  He goes to the depth of our being. Acts 26:18  To open their eyes that they may receive sight. Luke 23:26  What my obedi...

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A Holy Remnant

May 10, 2018
Thinking about it!  God’s training a Holy Remnant – I want to be in it! This army will be more dedicated to Christ than any army ever was to their leader!  Devoted, loyal, fearless – ordinary people that get a hold of God.  Don’t fret ov...

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The Lord Waits

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Is 30:18  Therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you…blessed are all they that wait for Him. We should not only understand the importance of our waiting on God but also realize something even more wonderful – the Lo...

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The Depth Within The Wall – Part 3

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    (See the Book of Nehemiah) An instrument is raised up – with the vision and God’s passion to fulfill it.  They may not be the one you or others would choose, but God in His wisdom chose them, stands by them, and proves that t...

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God Never Loses A Battle

May 10, 2018
Think about it !  Triumphant – to get the better of after a hard struggle; complete victory II Cor 2:14 First crucial characteristic of true gospel ministry – triumphant. God never loses a battle! Holy Spirit – chose this characteristic to be first. I...

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The Betrayal of the Ages

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Judges 17  Micah wanted his own religion – sad when Christians allow the world to crowd them.  Judge 18:1-6, 14-21  Everyone did right in their own eyes.  Levites were given no land here on Earth but their inheritance was to know...

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In Hot Pursuit of Christ

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  I’m in hot pursuit of Christ – search for Jesus like a hound tracks a scent!   It is not until man is completely displeased with himself that he begins to follow after God.   Satan blinds our eyes and we remain self-satisfi...

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Starting a New Year

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    New Birth – I Peter 1:3….In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Hope for the Future – Jeremiah 29:11…For I know I have plans for you says ...

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Genuine Gospel Ministry

May 10, 2018
No one is capable of exercising a ministry without God’s Grace. Who receives God’s Grace? It is given to those operating out of sincerity and pure motive. We do not triumph but Christ does through us if our heart is right. Do not support a ministry who is not conc...

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Just One Touch

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Cleansing Touch – (Matt 8:3) And Jesus put forth His hand and touched him, saying “I will”, be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Quieting Touch – (Matt 8:15) And he touched her hand and the fever left her; and s...

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The Mystery of Prayer

May 10, 2018
What is prayer? What is the use of praying? Is not God omniscient (all-knowing) as well as omnipotent (all-powerful)? Why must He wait until we pray before He commences to work? Since He already knows, why must we tell Him everything? Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing...

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Jesus and His Yoke

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Matt 11:28-30  About spiritual disciplines that are available to us to enter into your gracious, accepting presence and receive from you all that you promise.  How you, Lord, nurture our souls. Harness energy – yoke connects two together...

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Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils

May 10, 2018
Think About It!  Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Mack and I are praying for you without ceasing! I Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of...

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The Compassion of Christ

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Rom 5:5  Jesus had a heart for people.  Deep felt compassion – primary and controlling emotion for Pastoral ministry.  Matt 9:36 Strong emotions, courage, compassion, righteous anger, mercy.  Jesus taught about deep felt compas...

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Man-made Religion is Powerless

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Rom 1:21-25 Gen 4:3-5  The Lord accepted the offering of Abel because he came before God in true faith and dedication to righteousness. Heb 11:4  I John 3:12 John 4:23-24  Abel’s sacrifice was true worship doing what the Holy Spiri...

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The Broken Vessel is of Great Value

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   John 12:24; Mark 14:3-9. The alabaster box could never be used again. Self – dead, buried, outward man.  The ointment – the Holy Spirit.  This was the only anointing Christ received because He resurrected before they could do i...

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A Spiteful Person

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Provoke:  To arouse anger, to instigate trouble, and to do it deliberately.  Gal 5:26  Phil 2:1-3  Eph 4:31-32  Col 3:8-10 A spiteful person will always provoke. Spiteful:  A malicious desire to hurt or annoy or humil...

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The Journey is too Great for You

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Get your life back in control – for the journey is too great for you. I Kings 19 – Elijah lost control for a season.  Life Mt Carmel – he thought he was the only one left. On our path here on Earth we must first learn to: S...

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There Is Blessing In Submitting

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Submit – (Hebrew) To give account, abase self  (English) To offer oneself of one’s own free will Submissive – willing to submit, humbly obedient Yield – giving in to authority, speedily submitting to a superior force Humble ...

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Where is Your Faith?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Luke 8:22-25 Yet another cause of spiritual depression.  This deals with “the nature of faith”.  We are given the gift of faith to be saved but from there on we have to do certain things about it. 1. Gift of faith 2.  Walk of...

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Looking at the Waves

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Matt 14:22-33 Where is your faith?  The disciples had faith but they weren’t focusing it on their particular problem. First, notice the person of our Lord.  He is walking on the waves and allows his servant to do the same.  We see H...

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The Spirit of Devotion

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Matt 6:6; Lev 27:28; Eph 1:3 Devotion is the wholehearted and irrevocable giving up to God of something which may never be taken back again.  The person or thing becomes most holy to the Lord. Eph 1:17 A Promise.  Col 1:9  Be filled with ...

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Victory In Trials

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  I Peter 1:6-7 Wherein greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perish though it be tried with fire, might be found unt...

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Light

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Gen 1:3-4  God said let their be light – the light is good.  (Physical light) Spiritual light is God and God is good. Job uses the word 21 times.  Light destroys darkness.  Without light there is no life. The church is a lightho...

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Where Are Your Treasures?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  The poorest people in America live better / would be considered wealthy in many foreign countries.  Cats in America eat better than some that are considered wealthy in foreign countries. Mat 6:21  Your security;  Reason for this advice Col...

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What are you pursuing?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Whatever it is will make you either decrease or increase in Christ.  You will either bring life or death to others. As a Christian you can’t stand still or you will sink into self and die spiritually.  Peter was safe as long as he ...

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The Arm That Never Fails

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Gen 18:9-14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life and Sarah shall have a son.   Sarah didn’t believe (sin) then she lied. Numbers 11:23  And the Lord said un...

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The Healing Jesus

May 10, 2018
Matt 9:18-26 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.And suddenly, a ...

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Thank God for the Thorns

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   You’ve probably thanked God a million times for the roses.  Teach us to value our thorns!  Thorns make you climb closer in fellowship with God, not the roses.  Through tears caused by thorns you see the rainbow (it comes after t...

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My Power Is My Love Through Faith In God

May 10, 2018
Eph 3:14-21  The power that works in us is His love. The Life of Love – First – The response of the Bride (Song of Solomon 4:16).  One who has learned to know her beloved and not only receives His love but can return it to Him and others. Phil 4:12 &nda...

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Accepting and Expecting

May 10, 2018
think about it!  A messenger of the Cross must Accept and Expect. Accept – to take something offered; to receive. Expect – to anticipate the coming of something. Eph 1:6; 9:12  They couldn’t accept Christ as the Messiah because He wasn’t w...

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Why Should a Christian be in Heaviness?

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   II Tim 3:12 All that live godly will suffer persecution. Heaviness will overcome a Christian when people we believe in turn and judge us and ridicule us all in the name of the Lord.  Kick us when we are down. After experiencing a season of c...

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Mercy is Here

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Praise is a sacrifice and it is a way to victory.  It ushers you into the presence of victory.  His mercy endures forever! Prov 16:6 – Iniquity is purged by mercy and truth! Amen! Mercy is your testimony. Mercy – compa...

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Entering the Life of Full Obedience

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Phil 2:8  He became obedient unto death. Deny yourself – how obedient are we?  Is your flesh under subjection?  We are to aim for His obedience to live thru us.  We must seek to learn this obedience. Spiritual life depends on ...

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The Laodicean Age – Part 1

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   To the Church in Laodicea 14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you ...

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Take Your Position

May 10, 2018
 Think about it!  ITim 3  For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Men, it’s time to take your position and hold your ground.  Do warfare – lead prayer, bible study, teach the Word, live the ...

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Characteristics Of A Pilgrim

May 10, 2018
Think about it Heb 11:8 – Obeys the call; Lives holy Heb 11:9 – Continues to move forward Heb 11:10 – Looking for an eternal city Heb 11:13 – Had a vision; actions acknowledged their faith; died in faith Heb 11:15 – Never looked or turned back ...

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8 Commands of Husbands

May 10, 2018
Understand your position as the head of the household men, so that you may fulfill it. Head of wife.  Eph 5:23 Love wives as Christ loves the church.  Eph 5:25 Love wives as own bodies.  Eph 5:28-33 Nourish, bring up, care for, protect.  Eph 5:29 Cherish...

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It Only Took One Look

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  It only took one look for Peter – how quickly do we repent? Luke 22-54:62; 31:34 1.  Disowned Him because his own life was in danger (self).  Pretended not to understand the accusation. 2.  One who tells a lie then has to tell anot...

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Christ Calls King Herod a Fox

May 10, 2018
 Think about it!  Luke 13:32 “And He said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox (King Herod), Behold I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.” Fox – night animal, avoids traps, hides trail (will eve...

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Branded For Christ

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   In order to operate in Gods power we must be “Branded for Christ”. Gal 6:17 – Paul belonged to Christ spirit, soul, and body. Gal 2:20 – Crucified with Christ. Branded by devotion to Christ – he died daily, never bac...

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Learning to be Content

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Phil 4:10-12  But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be...

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Victory Lives In Me

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  The Secret of life – victory is normal / defeat is abnormal. Phil 1:21  Not a goal, a way of life now! Gal 2:20  Not a standard to arrive at but God’s way of victory. It doesn’t say what I should do that I may live; neither...

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Gods Bank Never Goes Bankrupt

May 10, 2018
Are you living within God’s economic system? Tithes – storehouse Offerings & Alms – to those in need (give in secret) God repays 100 times over Every time we give it is recorded in Heaven. II Cor. 9-6:15  Sow sparingly – Reap sparingly I...

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Taste and See That the Lord is Good

May 10, 2018
Think about it!     I Peter 2:3-5 Verse 3 – to taste means to experience the thing tasted. Matt 13:20 – to have been saved Things tasted by the Spirit: 1.  The Lord  Ps 34:8 2.  Word of God  Ps 119:103 3.  Heavenly ...

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The Importance of Obedience

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Rom 5:19; 6:16 Christ’s obedience in me. Ps 40:8; 37:4; John 4:34  Delight to do His will. Gladly obey His word. All sin comes from rebellion to the word of God. Christ’s life of obedience had a 3 part purpose and goal for us: He cam...

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Let Us Go Into The High Places

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  I Sam 9:12-19  A sacrifice to get there.  Maybe that’s why we aren’t all there? Pay a price! Deut 12:5-6, 14:23-25, 15:20, 16:2-16, 18:6, 23:16, 26:2 How to get in the high places – fasting, prayer, obey the Word, praise, and...

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Waiting

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Christians should all write one word on their tombstone – Waiting! When I can’t feel the faith of assurance I live by the fact of God’s faithfulness.  To apostle Paul more than to any other man, doing Christ’s work was His ea...

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The Nature of Faith

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Where is your faith? Faith is not a matter of feeling only, faith takes up the whole person, mind, his intellect and understanding.  It is a response to...

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The Blessing of God’s Joy

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Neh 8:10  For the joy of the Lord is your strength! Romans 14:7 Righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost Ps. 16:11  In Thy Presence is the fullness of joy Ps. 30:5  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. ...

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A Life of Discipline

May 10, 2018
Think about it!       II Peter 1:1-10 Most of us are living lives which are seriously lacking in discipline and in order and in arrangement.  I Cor 14:33, 40 Distractions are numerous.  Excuses of why we don’t have the time for c...

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In His Presence

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Psalms 139:1-24 Divine Presence is a blessing to saints. Gives rest – Ex 33:14 Gives courage in our battles – Deut 20:1 Gives comfort in trials – Isa 43:1 Gives promise even to a few – Matt 18:20 Gives promise to the end &ndash...

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Take a Lot of Time and Pray

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  Prayer – to enter into spiritual communication with God.  Humble communication with God in speech or thought. Communication – sending, giving, or exchanging information.  To make one another understand each others ideas and Prayers...

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A Living Sacrifice

May 10, 2018
Think about it!     ITim 4:7  Rom 12:1 God’s people are no longer required to bring animals to the alter as an offering and sacrifice but are now required to bring themselves wholly to God as a living sacrifice. Their lives are no longer their o...

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Prayer Life Brings Peace

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Isa 26:3  We can’t have an effective life with worry – can’t overcome.  Watch out when adversity comes – a disease can spread.  Worry is the index of a worldly life. Worry – is a sin we don’t often...

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The Chastening of The Lord

May 10, 2018
Heb 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.&rdqu...

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Take Heed My Child

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  We are told to “take heed” 16 times in New Testament. Heed – Safety (Hebrew); to hold the mind, pay attention, be cautious, apply oneself to, adhere to (Greek) Matt 6:1-4 Take heed to Alms Matt 16:6  Take heed and beware of the l...

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The CCD Program Works

May 10, 2018
Committed – A continuing obligation; something that engages one to do something Consecrated – To declare holy; to be devoted to a purpose Dedicated – To pledge to a sacred, special purpose II Tim 1:12  He is able to keep that which I’ve committ...

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Worship

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   3 ways: Speaking, Listening, Doing. Ps 150 – different methods.  Worship involves attitudes and behavior.  True worship – God centered. 10 ways of Worship: Prayer Reading Obey Tithes and offerings Relationship Share faith...

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For the Joy Set Before Us

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  There are phases in spiritual life. For example, a 4 yr old and a mother coming out of the house. Child is leaping, running, skipping and the mother walking quietly.  We must remember the Christian life is a life of well doing.  It insults God t...

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6 Excuses for the Neglect of Duty

May 10, 2018
Think about it!    Don’t fall prey to these: Ex 3:11  Personal Incompetency Jud 6:15  Lack of social position Prov 22:13  Difficulties of the undertaking Jer 1:6-7  Personal weakness Mat 25:24-25  The hardness of the Master M...

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In Spite of It All the Lame Shall be Made Whole

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   God is going to restore the waste places.  Acts 10:38 Matt 15:29-31  We were all once blind but now see! Many of you have been maimed from the past life and many still are lame from the wounds.  But Jesus the healer and deliverer is ...

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Struggling For Identity

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  We experience promise when we imitate Jesus, that is, as we wait on, listen to, and obey the Father.  Promises of God are like a magnetic force just ahead of us pulling and shaping the strong metal of our God created identity.  In God’s pr...

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Becoming A Storyteller Like Jesus

May 10, 2018
Think about it!  He expounded the Word by stories and parables.  Why? To provoke the people to think.  He treated all people as thinkers. He knew His stories would stimulate the presence and the power of the imagination of His hearers. With the Holy Spirit&rsqu...

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In His Name Do I Come!

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   Read Acts 10:43; Heb 1:4; Phil 2:9-10; Matt 1:21; Mark 16:12-18The full works of Christ – the source of the believers power is in His Name.  Demons tremble at the mention of His Name. “In My Name” expresses the full power of ...

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The Leper & The Centurion

May 10, 2018
Think about it!     Matt 8:3-5 The Leper – represents the Jews who most of which refused Christ – only one leper healed – showing Christ’s remnant is small compared to the majority.  Healed thru the touch of the Lord – re...

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The Perfect Work

May 10, 2018
Think about it!   James 5:11.  Impatience brings spiritual poverty.  Job’s trial lasted several months and he fought for deliverance the whole time.  Patience was working and gave him strength to endure. James 1:1-4, 5:7-10.  Long sufferin...

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We must perservere until the end!

May 09, 2018
Think about it! Saints we must persevere to the end. Phil.4:1 Stand fast in the Lord. Col. 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel. Col. 2:7 Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith. **In order t...

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The Fear of the Lord is to Hate Evil.

March 30, 2018
Think About It! I have always enjoyed the book of Proverbs and have found it to be a blessing to read a chapter daily. As I was studying one morning, the Lord quickened me to notice the word “froward” (see previous post for more on this word). Proverbs 8:13 The ...

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Do you have the Lips of the Righteous?

March 29, 2018
Think About It! We notice in Proverbs 22:5 that there is a promise of trouble if we allow our tongue to have its way. Thorns can be situations in our life that continue to hinder us and we know that snares are traps set by the enemy. Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree...

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Do You Trust Jesus?

March 28, 2018
Think About It!  Trust - to rely on, have confidence in the character of, ability of, strength of, and be able to be dependent upon who we put our trust in. Prov 3:5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not unto your own understanding.  1 Tim 4:10 ...

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What Do The Words Study & Quiet Mean To You?

March 27, 2018
Think About It! Two words came to me this morning. The word Study and the word Quiet.  1 Thess 4:11  And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, working with your own hands, as we command you. The word Study in this verse is meaning to be eager, in...

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How Much Do We Praise Our Lord?

March 27, 2018
Think About It! How much do we praise our Lord? Heb 13:15  By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His Name. David said he praised Him seven times a day but the writer of Hebrews is saying...

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Should You Pray For Patience?

March 26, 2018
Think About It! How many people have you heard say never pray for patience? I have heard this for years and I never agreed for the following reasons: first of all it is a major characteristic of Jesus, second we see the value of having His patience alive in us during hard tim...

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Do We Live Our Life Worthy of Christ?

March 25, 2018
Think About It!  In 1 Thess 2:10-12 the apostle Paul is encouraging the saints to live their life in a way that would be worthy of Christ. What a responsibility we have as His children! It keeps me on my knees. Just the thought that even one person that sees my life and ...

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Do You Know God Is Thinking About You?

March 25, 2018
Think About It! God is love. So, His thoughts about us are thoughts of love not evil. Ps. 139:17 How precious also are your thoughts to me, Oh God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with y...

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Who Are You?

March 24, 2018
Think About It! Prov. 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart so is he. Jesus was always causing people to think. Do we pay attention to our thought? Sounds like our thoughts are who we are and the word tells us to renew our minds, in order for our thoughts to line up with the word...

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Who Is Your Neighbor?

March 23, 2018
Think about It! The second commandment says love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus provoked the lawyer to think about who his neighbor was in Luke 10:26-36 This is the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus ends it with a question in verse 36. Which of these three do you think was...

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