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What is Blessed Assurance and Why Do You Need It?

What is Blessed Assurance and Why Do You Need It

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Nearly five years ago, my wife and I were shopping for a home. There’s no telling how many houses we visited before we made our choice. Now, what would have happened if our realtor told us he had a wonderful place for us, just what we were looking for, but we wouldn’t be permitted to see it until AFTER we bought it? Not only would we have refused his offer, but we would have told him to take a hike. In fact, […]

Prize Fighters for Christ

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 The Apostle Paul was a sports fan and used illustrations from athletic competition to instruct and exhort Christ’s followers in godly living. He likened his struggle in advancing the gospel to a fight and a race. Keeping the faith was a challenge that had brought him near life’s end.  In the preceding verse, Paul writes, “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.” (v6) Christian living is not easy living. Often times, […]

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 You’ve seen the TV ad aimed at seniors. An elderly woman; helpless, frightened, desperate. Then we’re told the good news. With just the push of a button, help is on the way. In reality, it’s not just the elderly who are fragile and vulnerable to life’s setbacks. Our focus text makes that clear. “Even youth […]

How to Pray Continually

How to Pray Continually

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Today’s scripture challenges us to continually and consistently spend time with God. “… seek His face always.” Time with God comes with benefits. You will always gain something positive and useful. How well I remember visits to my grandmother’s house. Before we left, she always gave us gifts for the journey back home. Cakes, pies, cookies, and sandwiches for the road sufficient to feed a small army. She expressed love by giving. Visits resulted in benefits. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — […]

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 […]

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