Comfort Zone

Ezra 3:11-13, “And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; Read more…


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Stay Strong

Read Hebrews 10:19-31   Verse 25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Paul gives us four ways to stay strong in verses 22-25:

  1. Draw near to God. If you aren’t closer to God today than you were yesterday, you are backslidden. Someone said, “If you are farther away from God than you once were, it wasn’t God that moved.” Read more…

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A Little Faith

Read Matthew 17:14-20   Matthew 17:20, “And Jesus said, … If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”        Faith is something that is often misunderstood because the devil has given us two false impressions of faith. The first is that God requires great faith from us before He will act. The second is that faith is the absence of doubt. Both of these are lies. Read more…


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The Foolish, The Weak and The Base

Read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Americans are great Hero worshipers.   We take a man and because he can take a ball and put it through a metal ring, we give him 25 million dollars a year.   Because a man or woman is attractive, we pay them millions to wear clothes that most of us can never afford   Because they spend years in college, we allow them to teach our children things that are contrary to the Word of God   We look for the biggest, the strongest, and the fastest, the person with the biggest muscles, the whitest teeth, and the shiniest hair.   Read more…


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Kept by grace

We Christians are funny creatures sometimes. True Bible believing Christians would fight and die for the doctrine of salvation by grace and grace alone. We would refute salvation by works, or salvation by faith plus works. But then once we have salvation, some of us somehow think that a person who could never be good enough to earn salvation, can now be good enough to keep his salvation. That somehow, this sinful flesh that we all carry, can live sinlessly. But such is not the case.  Read more…


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Waiting on God

Habakkuk 1:1-2 
 
The burden which the prophet Habakkuk saw. Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence!” And You will not save. 
 
Habakkuk had been praying, apparently for some time. Despite his prayers, he sees violence against the righteous and God apparently does nothing. Habbakkuk sees sin and iniquity everywhere. He sees mischief and trouble. Even God’s law is ignored, the thing that is supposed to keep everything in order and pleasing to God, and sin is rampant.  Read more…

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Chipmunks and Blue Jays

Many times, our family has gone camping at Twin Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. We saw all sorts of wild life from deer to bear. But the two most common at our campsite were chipmunks and Blue Jays. As I watched them, I saw some Scriptural principles that we can learn to help us in our lives. Read more…


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The Importance of singing – a communion thought

Music and singing is a very important part of the Christian life. In fact, it’s a very important part of the entire bible. We have the Psalms which were songs. We have the song of Moses, the song of Deborah, the song of Solomon and many, many others. Songs have the power to make you feel the words in a way you can’t get any other way. A song can bring you back to a certain time in your life, or give you strength for the circumstances you may be in. Read more…


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Behold the Branch!

John CHAPTER 19  1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! 6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. Read more…


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The Two Mile Christian

Matthew 5:41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
 

The idea behind this statement, and one that would have been very clear to His listeners in that day, was a Roman law. Beginning in about 300 BC, Rome constructed roads throughout the empire. This allowed for quick movement of troops and merchandise throughout the empire. At their peak, they had constructed over 250.000 miles of road of which 50,000 miles were paved ( cobblestone ). Some of those Roman roads are actually the path used by modern roads which now sit on top of the Roman original. We’ve all heard the expression “All roads lead to Rome”.   Read more…


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