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God's Armor

Put on all of God’s armor so you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil.

Ephesians 6:11 NLT

 

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 20, 2018 at 10:50am — No Comments

Wherever He Leads, We’ll Go

We celebrated our wedding anniversary last week and were reminded that our wedding prayer of commitment was sung, not spoken, and one word was changed: “My heart, my life, my all I bring to Christ who loves me so; He is my Master, Lord, and King, wherever He leads I'll  we’ll go.” We began as a team and have remained that way all these years. Need proof? We’ve lived in eight cities in two states, including thirteen addresses. We’ve traveled…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on August 17, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Desire in the Desert

A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .

God sometimes uses the desert experience to get our undivided attention.  It’s a good thing, too, because most of us have a lot of trouble paying attention.

We don’t need sand and camels to find ourselves in a desert season at work.  It could be a time when we find ourselves unemployed, or seemingly trapped in a dead-end job.

Hosea 2:14 says “I will lead her into the desert and…

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Added by Chuck Proudfit on August 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Timing Is Everything!

 

If you keep still, deliverance and rescue for the Jews will originate from some other quarter,

while you and your family shall be destroyed.

And who knows but you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Esther 4:14 NLT

 

I am the Master…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 13, 2018 at 3:23pm — No Comments

What Matters Most to God in a Disciple? (Part 7)

“Love . . . is not easily angered . . .” (1 Corinthians 13:5b NIV).

Potentially the most impulsive—and most destructive—weakness in your life and mine is poorly controlled anger. We are inundated with angry incidents that—if we are not careful—can lead us to give ourselves “permission” to imitate those lapses of control: fiery dialogue in politics,…

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Added by Skip Garmo on August 2, 2018 at 12:46am — No Comments

An Antidote for Bullying



One of the ways I am processing the unexpected death of my brother is by remembering the fun times of our youth. The memory verse at one year’s Vacation Bible School was Ephesians 4:32, “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you (KJV),” and Bob had committed it to memory from the King James Version of the Bible – which is mostly what we had back then. There were a few other translations, but our Southern Baptist…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on July 29, 2018 at 6:26pm — No Comments

When You Feel Cornered

O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 16, 2018 at 11:27am — No Comments

Courage to Come Close

A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .

“The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.”  This scripture in Exodus 20:21 paints a powerful picture of the hunger Moses had to know God personally, even when it meant overcoming the fear of the unknown.

 

How many times have you held back from a divine encounter?  It can seem unbelievable that God would want to spend time with each one of us,…

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Added by Chuck Proudfit on July 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Folly of God-Making

 

Do you really think you can stand against the kingdom of the Lord led by the descendants of David?

Your army is vast indeed, but with you are those gold calves Jeroboam made as your…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 10, 2018 at 10:03am — No Comments

When You Think You Have It Made

 

When Rehoboam was firmly established and strong, he abandoned the law of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 12:1 NLT

 

Rehoboam’s reign mirrors your…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 2, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Matters Most to God in a Disciple? (Part 6)

“Love . . . does not boast; it is not arrogant. . . .” (1 Corinthians 13:4b ESV).

 

As we continue our journey of discovery into what matters most to God, there is a fourth quality that God seeks in the hearts of His followers. It is a quality that we all wish other people would show toward us, but that we sometimes only grudgingly show toward others:…

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Added by Skip Garmo on July 1, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Acceptance and Change

As much as we would like to change things, some things are just unchangeably real, and there’s not much we can do about it. To say that in a popular way, “It is what it is.” Jesus does not change. The writer of Hebrews proclaims, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Even while society changes, human nature does not change. Reality is real. Hanging on my wall as I grew through my teen-age years, was a plaque containing the words of American theologian…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on June 28, 2018 at 12:40pm — No Comments

A Test with Hard Questions

When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s reputation, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions.

2 Chronicles 9:1 NLT

 

Conduct a self-test to see if you have been accepted…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 25, 2018 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Lord of Your Rocking Boat

Rembrandt -  Jesus Calming the Storm

 

 They were in absolute awe, staggered. “Who is this, anyway?” they asked.…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 18, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Navigating the SUDDENLIES & the SLOWLIES

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned this year is that God can work either suddenly or slowly. I’m incredibly glad the Bible calls Him “the Lord of Breakthroughs” (1 Chronicles 14:10-11 NLT), because we all need a sudden breakthrough of His miraculous power at one time or another.

But God also presents Himself as “the Lord of the harvest” (Luke 10:2). While some harvests occur more quickly than others, this word picture is quite different than for a…

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Added by Jim Buchan on June 17, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments

Defining Purpose: DISCERN God’s will for our work

A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .

It’s hard to discern God’s will for our work when we aren’t tuned in to his direction.  When we get discouraged or distracted, we can tune God out.  This is the absolute worst thing to do!

 

God’s voice is never more important to hear than when we have a pressing need to hear it.  We’re limited in our ability to communicate, but God isn’t. 

 

As scripture reminds us in John 8:47 .…

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Added by Chuck Proudfit on June 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Things You Do Not Have to Stress About in College

High school has got to be the most stressful period in a student’s life. In high school, there are so many things you have to worry about. You worry about being popular, getting good grades, wearing the right clothes and hanging out with the right group among other things. However, college is different and they are a number of things you shouldn’t lose sleep over when you get to college. Here are a number of things college students never worry…

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Added by Robert Roberts on June 14, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Home -- A House With A Heart

 

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless.

Psalm 127:1 NLT

 

I am the Builder of your home.

My power is the…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 11, 2018 at 11:42am — No Comments

Christian Hallmark

Those who become Christians become new persons.

They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!

2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

 

Believe in Christ…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 4, 2018 at 4:42pm — No Comments

What Matters Most to God in a Disciple? (Part 5)

. . . I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” (Philippians 4:11b ESV).

 

If you just joined our journey of discovery into what matters most to God, we are taking a reflective walk through 1 Corinthians 13:4. The third quality that people see in followers who reflect Christlike love is the absence of…

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Added by Skip Garmo on June 1, 2018 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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