Honor the Lord with Worship

The Word Honor the Lord for the glory of his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. (Psalm 29:2) Thought The winds are strong today as they blow through the small valley where our home is situated. A variety of trees surround what I call The Nook, a simple room, eight feet…

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God’s Clear Leadership

The Word You led our ancestors by a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night so that they could find their way. (Nehemiah 9:12) Thought Here Nehemiah reflects on God’s past faithfulness to clearly guide his people by pillars of cloud and fire. Nehemiah then transitions and appeals for…

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Avoiding Hazards

The Word Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. (Hebrews 12:15) Thought Forgiveness is the escape key from the deepest and darkest of spiritual, mental, and emotional captivity, and leads to freedom’s highest mount. Those recipients of God’s forgiveness testify fervently of it’s liberating power to heart…

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Hope for the world

The Word And his name will be the hope of all the world. (Matthew 12:21) Thought Hopelessness fills the schedules and waiting rooms of psychiatrists and psychologists. Pharmaceutical industries continue to develop and produce increasing quantities of personality altering medications to help the growing number of people struggling with hopelessness and oppression. Certainly there are…

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We are all sowers!

The Word A farmer went out to plant some seeds. (Matthew 13:3) Thought Sermons and writings abound using the familiar parable of the farmer sowing seed. Often the point is concerned with the varied results of sowing, and it’s important we understand the variables. The emphasis this morning, though, is not upon the varied results,…

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The Role of Fatherhood

The Word See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! (1 John 3:1) Thought Some years ago we began a ministry to assist what our culture has labeled, “children-at-risk.” Whether children in our western culture or ones living in third world locations, they…

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