God Knows Us Inside Out

Psalm 139:1-16 The truth to be found in the text is that God knows us inside out.  Unlike man who quickly sees the outward, God looks upon the heart (I Samuel 16:7). Often we are captured by the immediate, the outward, or we might say the surface.  It is very...

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Whose Priorities?

Every day most of us live our lives by some schedule.  We conduct our days in a way to care for the responsibilities of our lives.  We all have duties that arise from taking on certain responsibilities.  These duties come from home or family, church, work, and maybe a hobby....

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SNAKES IN THE GARDEN

  While in the Philippines some years ago, I accompanied a missionary to visit an nearby area. He parked the vehicle and we had a short walk up a moderate incline to a small village.  As we walked the well-worn dirt trail I was taking in the deep valleys, the...

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NEVER ALONE

We all know the 23rd Psalm. It has proved comforting from the fireside to the graveside. A very present help in time of trouble.    God’s words to His people are always purposeful words no matter the circumstance of life.  Our Lord is always preparing His people for whatever challenge...

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A QUICK LOOK AT OUR LIFE

The word life means different things to different folks when evaluated.  For some it is their material things, for some it is the experiences of living ( health, careers, family etc). Consider that the word life would expose the contrast in ages.  A child or teenager would clearly view life...

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THE FAITHFUL THAT FEAR GOD

I notice that we have in Nehemiah 7 two men, Hanani, brother to Nehemiah and another Hananiah who was given “charge over Jerusalem”. Verse four tells us the condition of the city.  It was large and expansive but not many people because the dwellings were not completed. Nonetheless, with a...

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NO FEAR… OF GOD

It was a popular phrase some years back, NO FEAR.  Common among the younger generation, I suppose, to declare by t-shirt or bumper sticker just how bold they believed themselves.     There is also a “NO FEAR” that has lived as long as there has been sin in man. ...

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SURROUNDED BY GOD

God surrounds His children.  We dwell in Him.  “There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The eternal God Is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the...

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TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM

Christ addresses anxiety in these words, “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind” (Luke 12:29).  We should never question whether our God can provide food, drink, and clothing, He has promised you a crown and a mansion.  “Fear...

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UNCOMMON

I asked one of our men, Kevin Clifton, to submit some thoughts for this blog…   In his opening statement of his introductory press conference, Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema said, “We will recruit uncommon men here.”  He added, “We will recruit men that are held to higher standards.  I...

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