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The Lord’s My Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you…

Blessed

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Rev. 14:13 NIV) A blessing all would wish to claim, but a blessing limited by the Giver…

LTC

Our numbers were down this year at Leadership Training for Christ Convention in Mobile, but the “impression” level was very high. Bible Bowl is where most of my time is spent. It seems that this year I was hearing of more study time and opportunities being taken advantage of by more students. Thanks parents and…

Dilly

The phrase “Dilly, Dilly” has become quite popular due to its commercial use. I’ve even had a couple of our members who are trying their best to get me to use the phrase in a sermon. They have been without success thus far. But I heard something on the radio this morning, and I had…

Psalm 100

Psalm 100 may have been the first Psalm I memorized. I’m pretty sure it had everything to do with its shortness. But the Psalm has stayed with me. It lifts me up and changes the direction of my mood whenever I reflect on it seriously. While it describes the way we should come to worship,…

Truly Blessed

Truly Blessed This Saturday will be nine years since our Dad passed away. I lost him three months before I lost Cathy. Lost is only a temporary word. One of the memories of Dad that will not let me go is a time he had taken my brothers and I hunting. A rabbit ran into…

Overcoming Evil

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Take another look at that verse and think about it for a moment. What is it telling us? How shall we live our lives in keeping with this verse? Does it mean we should never allow an evil person to overcome us…

In Like a Lion

According to the forecast for the next couple of days March will come in like a lion. We hope it will go out like a lamb. Just doing some brief research and from previous experience with the month of March, the saying seems to be more of a proverb rather than a serious weather forecasting…

Principle

Do you ever confuse the words principle and principal? Principle – a:a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption b (1) : a rule or code of conduct Principal—most important, consequential, or influential : chief the principal ingredient, the region’s principal city Let’s consider the word “principle”. What is the comprehensive and fundamental law? Jesus…

Fanaticism

“Fanatic—a person filled with excessive and often misguided enthusiasm for something.” (Concise Oxford Dictionary) Fanatics killed Jesus and Stephen. Though once a fanatic, when Paul became a Christian he too was hounded by the fanatics he was once like. Fanaticism seems to control the day in our current culture. I found the following article enlightening…