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[6 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 296 views]

Philippians 3:13
(13) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Have you ever opened a folder or a document expecting to find the contents on the inside bearing the results of the name on the outside, only to find it completely blank?
To us, our past is powerfully present in our mind at times, but God has a way of forgiving and forgetting!
I can forgive and struggle with the memory… What …

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[5 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 247 views]

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.

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[4 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,930 views]

1 Samuel 15:22 says, “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.”
We can have obedience with or without sacrifice, and sacrifice with or without obedience (and there’s a difference between sacrifice ¬†without obedience and sacrifice with ¬†disobedience. One can be a spontaneous permissible sacrifice that is not required, such as was the case with Elijah and the fire from heaven; and …

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[1 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 199 views]

1 Corinthians 15-16
I heard a statistic the other day that blew my mind. Anna Sklar, the author of a book called Runaway Wives, was a guest on a local talk show. In the course of the discussion, she cited that ten years ago, for every wife or mother who walked away from her home and responsibilities, six hundred husbands and fathers walked out. Today for each man who walks away, two women do.
Pause and let that sink in.
Understand, I’m not advocating either, nor am I taking sides. I’m just amazed …