Archive for August 2019

Your Race

Heb. 12:1, 2a Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, Each of us have…

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Legacy

2 Tim. 2:2  And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. A good friend and mentor in my life entered the manifest presence of the Lord one year ago today, Dr. Jim Miley.  Our relationship was more than…

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The Value of Faith

You are likely familiar with the verse that reminds us of how faith is received, Rom. 10:17 – by hearing the Word.  Once we hear and heed the Word what is the benefit of having faith? How important and vital is faith to the life of a believer?  Faith is referenced over 220 times in…

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Clean Conscience

Heb. 10:22  let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. An incredible benefit of having received imputed righteousness because of Christ’s sacrifice is a clean conscience. Prior to receiving His righteousness a consciousness of our…

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Honor of the Lord

Heb. 5:4 no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was. The context of this passage deals with the calling by God to ministry for individual believers. That is an “honor” that is a consequence of responding to the call given by the Lord. Legitimate honor is…

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Weariness

Another means by which we can halt the growth of weariness is found in Isa. 28: 11, 12 “For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,”  And, “This is the refreshing” Isaiah prophetically admonishes us to…

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Stop the Growth of Weariness

Gal. 6:9 let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Weariness seems to be pandemic in our world, even more so in our nation. Weary from the politics of mudslinging and vicious accusations, escalation of violence & hatred, malice toward Godly people…

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A Life That Matters

Most of us desire to have a life that matters.  We aspire to make our world a better  place as we reflect the character of God’s light in a very dark world. Philemon 1:6 “that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ…

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Reputation

“Your reputation precedes you!” It was a futile attempt to find the origin and author of this quote with poignant truth, nonetheless is truth and has a Biblical basis. Philemon 1:5  “hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints”. Philemon’s reputation preceded him, one that…

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Study the Word

2 Tim. 3: 16, 17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Why should we study the Word of God?  These verses and those preceding give us insight as to…

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