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The Gift of Rest, Part 1

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.” – Psalm 23:1-2 In His goodness and grace, the Good Shepherd gives His sheep many good gifts- things we would never have if they weren’t given to us. Many are…

Accepted and Satisfied

This past Lord’s Day morning, we considered the death, resurrection, ascension, and session of Jesus Christ in the words that the Apostle Peter preached to the men of Israel in Acts 2:22-36. We considered many wonderful things about the glorious work of Christ, including the significance of His resurrection. Christ lived for our justification. He…

Christian Fellowship

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7 Koinonia fellowship, literally partnership with other believers, is essential for our spiritual health and our well-being as members of…

God’s Watchful Eyes

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” – Proverbs 15:3As Scripture reveals, the awesome character and attributes of God, we find Him using them to rightly enforce His law. The simple, yet amazing truth of v. 3 provides such enforcement. The watching eyes of the…

The Apple of Your Eye

“My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you. Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye.” – Proverbs 7:1-2 (NKJV) A son valuing, treasuring, and guarding his father’s godly counsel, directives, and instruction is greatly needed from the earliest age on. Knowing and following them will…

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Devoid of Understanding

“For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding, passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night.” – Proverbs 7:6-9…

Take Heed According to God’s Word

“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.”– Psalm 119:9 (NKJV) As the lives of men and women motor along, they can all too easily become tainted and take terrible turns when sin is indulged rather than mortified. The same is true for young men and young women. As…

Treasure in Earthen Vessels

“For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.…