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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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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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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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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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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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Why?

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? Psalm 22:1 There were seven cries of the Lord Jesus from the cross, as recorded in the four Gospel records. The first three reveal the sympathy of the Lord’s heart as He prayed for His enemies, committed His mother to John, and assured the thief of His salvation. […]

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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. […]

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Welcome to the Ministry Blog

In these changing times, it is a comfort to know that the Bible never changes. Indeed, the Lord Jesus Christ reminds us in Matthew 24:35, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” The One who is the “same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8) exhorts us to: Come unto […]