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Do You Know the Rock of Ages?

Do You Know the Rock of Ages

There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2 When you think of the word “rock,” what comes to mind? Rock music, maybe? In 1986, Bob Seger had a hit song called Like a Rock. Then from 1990 until 2004, the song was used in Chevy truck commercials. Sorry. Now that song will bounce around in your head all day. The word “rock” has been used symbolically since ancient times to represent strength, faithfulness, firmness, security, dependability, safety, and stability. In fact, it appears in the Bible 142 […]

When Distance Separates You from Those You Love

When Distance Separates You from Those You Love

But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me. Psalm 22:19 What a blessing to have my children and grandchildren living nearby. My loved ones are only thirty minutes away. I have friends whose families are scattered across the country and beyond, and they seldom get to see one another. Modern conveniences like Skype and FaceTime help, but there’s nothing like seeing our loved ones in person. For those in military service, distance separation can be a long and stressful reality. When I was in the Navy, I was stationed about 5,000 […]

A Distress Signal to God

A Distress Signal to God

He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” Jonah 2:2 One of the most famous Bible stories for children is Jonah and the Whale. To refresh your memory, God had called upon Jonah to preach to the sinners in the wicked city of Nineveh. But Jonah was opposed and fled by boat to Tarshish. His journey was interrupted by a great storm. The sailors onboard blamed Jonah for their peril, threw him overboard, and he was swallowed […]

Show Yourself to be a Child of God

Show Yourself to be a Child of God

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:43-45 “Like father. Like son.” We inherit personality traits and physical characteristics from our parents. It is not uncommon for us to point out those similarities with expressions like: “You’re acting just like your mother.” “You looked like your dad when […]

How to Overcome a Spirit of Timidity

How to Overcome a Spirit of Timidity

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 What is “a spirit of timidity?” Is it possible you have such a spirit? Moreover, what are the warning signs? If you have this “spirit of timidity” why is it bad to have it and what can be done to get rid of it? The answers to all these questions can be found in 2 Timothy 1:5-8. Paul was impressed with Timothy’s faith. “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your […]

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