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Ministry

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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Ministry

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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Meditation

Thy Will Be Done

A meditation on the Lord’s prayer in Gethsemane “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26.39) Why did our Lord Jesus pray thus in Gethsemane? He knew His Father’s will and was always determined to fulfill it, continually and unwaveringly. […]

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Bible Study

Whatsoever Things

A look at Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” Philippians 4:8 The commandment to “think on […]

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Ministry

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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Ministry

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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Meditation

He Was a Man of Sorrows

His sorrows arose for many reasons. He was a perfectly holy Man in a sinful world. Everywhere He looked He saw the fruit of sin. He alone could measure the full tragedy as He could look past the forced smiles and steeled faces of men and see the sorrows overwhelming hearts. He alone never become […]

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Devotion

Hebrews 13

The final chapter of Hebrews has many practical truths that confront us. We are seen in many different lights. As believers, we are to be supportive (vv 1, 2), sympathetic (v 3) sanctified (v 4), satisfied (vv 5-7), steadfast (vv 9-10) and at least four or five more “s” words which you can work out. […]

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Bible Study

Friend

A meditation on our relationship toward God Much from these thoughts comes from Mr. Zodhiates[1] insightful contrast between two different Greek words, “hetairos” and “philos”, which are equality translated “friend” in almost every translation. A difference in meaning can be sensed from passages where they are used[2]: Hetairos: Matthew 20.12-13 [Some laborers complained] ‘These last worked […]

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Ministry

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 […]