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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For in thee, O Lord, do I hope…..

In Psalm 38:15 David expresses the condition of every saint that is concerned with God’s direction in their life, they are hoping. This psalm speaks to the adversity the writer is suffering and his final conclusion. He speaks of his sin in verse four, of the failure of relationships as...

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TAKE HIM AS HE IS, A STORM IS BREWING

Mark 4:36   Jesus has been teaching all day and the evening is approaching.  There is a journey to take about six miles across the sea and a storm to encounter, much is about to happen in one night.  The experienced men of the sea that had left their nets...

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OPEN THOU MY LIPS

My reading this morning took me to Psalm 51:15. The Psalm is the heart of the penitent King David. In the previous verse David pleads for deliverance, a rescue, from the punishment due his sin.  His actions have brought death to his door and in true brokenness pleads for mercy...

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He MUST increase, but I MUST decrease John 3:30

John 3:26-30 The text tells us that Christ must increase…no doubt about that. The everlasting became flesh and there will be an increase simply by his presence and power. He MUST increase for it cannot be restrained nor contained. But also there is a responsibility that we have to enlarge...

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Rousing Satan

Let us not be shocked that the world despises Christ In Us. Do not be dismayed that one ‘renders evil for good’ and you suddenly have an adversary.

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