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I don’t go to worship when…

We pick and choose when we go to the movies, when we go out to eat, when we do most everything. Do we pick and choose when we will go to worship and when we won’t? Over the years, I have known of people who chose to not worship on a particular Sunday because a certain person was going to be preaching, a certain…

Don’t let your “policy” lapse!

Insurance is an interesting thing! It is not something that you just automatically receive when you are born or buy a house or a car. There are steps you must take to qualify for it. After you have it, you must continue to maintain it and keep up on your premiums. The worst thing to hear is that your insurance policy has lapsed. This is not…

The Amber Alert will find you out

Sometimes you hear something so often that you tune it out. Such is often the case with announcements made at church services. This was evident on a Sunday morning when the announcement maker made the customary appeal to silence all cell phones for the worship service, and then ten minutes later an Amber Alert came out. The Amber Alert revealed who wasn’t paying attention during…

Again!

In the first chapter of the book of Job, Satan comes after Job to get him to denounce his faith and turn against the Lord. Even after the horrible events of that chapter, “Job did not sin” (1:21). The very first word of chapter 2 speaks volumes—“Again.” Satan was not done with Job. He came at him again in chapter two , but “in all this…

He was right there in the boat!

After a long, exhausting day of teaching and healing, “evening had come” and it was time to “cross over to the other side” of the sea (Mark 4:35). “Now when they had left the multitude, they took [Jesus] along in the boat as He was…And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He…

Your purpose, even from your mother’s womb

We often quote Jeremiah 1:5 to prove that there is life in the womb. But have you considered the rest of the verse? God looked at the life in the womb, and even before his birth, God “ordained” Jeremiah to be “a prophet to the nations.” Consider a similar statement made by the prophet Isaiah (Isa. 49:1). The apostle Paul said that “God…separated me from my…

Do you know more than the devil?

While Satan was attacking the integrity of God in his denunciation of Job, the evil one actually revealed much about the providential care of God for His people. And, he was tipping his hand to show that even the devil knows and can see how much God blesses His people.  The devil knows that God has “made a hedge around” His children (Job…

The ravens will pick it out

There are some Bible verses that just grab you when you read them and almost shake you up. Proverbs 30:17 is one such verse. “The eye that mocks his father, and scorns obedience to his mother, the ravens of the valley will pick it out, and the young eagles will eat it.” Whoa!  Why would God put something so graphic in the Bible? Because God is…