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The Fourth Man

“Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? … Lo I see four men loose, walking … the fourth is like the Son of God” Dan. 3:24, 25 The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is familiar to every Sunday school child. Who cannot marvel at the courage and conviction […]

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The Fourth Day

They had sent a message to the Lord. They were assured of His love and interest, but He had not come in time. Hopes they entertained for healing slowly ebbed. The inevitable happened, crushing the last faint glimmer the had for his recovery. Reality confronted them – he died. The funeral cortege followed the grieving […]

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Our Prolonged Sabbath

Exodus 16:27 (NASB) “It came about on the seventh day that some of the people went out to gather, but they found none.” They wanted to work for the sake of working, when it (the manna) was already provided for them on the previous day. They were convinced that it may have been the last […]

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Pleasing God

My reading this morning was in Ephesians 6. In that section, Paul addressed slaves, people who had no “rights” and no labor unions to represent them or plead their cause. They were at the mercy of their masters. In verses 6 and 7 he writes, “as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from […]

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

You likely do not read the book of Lamentations very often. It is a sad, heart-rending sob from the heart of Jeremiah. He was standing amidst the rubble of a once-great city, Jerusalem. The Chaldean nation had come and destroyed it. We are back in 586 BC. The unthinkable had happened! The poetic book reads […]

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For Such a Time as This

God is always on time and prepared. The current crisis, COVID-19, called to mind a great crisis for people of a past day, in the days of Ahasuerus during the Medes and Persian Empire.  There was no apparent crisis to the king or many others, but to the Jews living in his day the crisis was […]

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Peace

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee … Trust ye in the Lord forever for in the Lord Jehovah is a rock of ages Isaiah 26:3, 4 When Isaiah penned these words, it was: A time of change – cities and nations tumbling. The world seemed to be shaking. […]