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Words of Comfort

Let God comfort you today with these words. Close your eyes and have someone else read it to you. In fact, if you are needing these verses today, call me, and I will read to you. May you find comfort today. Psalm 30:5 – “…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the…

Patience

Psalm 37:5-7 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. 7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they…

Love and Pride

What would be the opposite of love? Several words come to mind, but what about pride?   Think about it in comparison to Paul’s description of love.   Love is: Patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, is not proud, does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, keeps no record…

The Heart of David

God describes David as a man “after God’s heart.” Even though he was not a perfect man, we can easily understand God’s description of David. He was a man who listened to God and sought to praise Him. His heart was filled with praises to God. He listened to God – in his anger, in…

Today’s Menu: Take It Or Leave It

Colossians 3:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV) We all have heard this phrase, “Take it or leave it,” whether our parents told us or we told our kids. We have heard this phrase more than once. I was never a picky eater, but…

Out Of Date

Back in the early eighties, I received my first office computer. I remember the man who set it up telling me that I had a computer more powerful than the computer used when we landed a man on the moon. He then said, “You will never need a more powerful computer.” Wow, was he ever…

We Rebuke, Because We Love You

Proverbs 27: 5 Better is open rebuke, than hidden love.   How well do we take rebuke? We really don’t like it. We don’t look forward to it. In fact, as adults, we do everything we can to avoid it. Rebuke hurts. It hurts our feelings, our pride and our self esteem. Would you rather…

Do You Have A Question?

If you do, you are going to love our adult Wednesday night class for the summer quarter. Terry Pruitt and Nathan Whitaker, our educational directors, have decided that this year’s summer quarter will be an opportunity for us to ask the questions we have about the Bible and what the Bible teaches. The summer quarter…

Numbering Our Days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 NIV) “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” (Psalm 39:4 NIV) How do we do that? Know that this life will come to an end. Just…

Men of God Rise Up To The Standard

1 Timothy 3: 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (NIV) Paul’s instruction…