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Nahum (post #2)

…His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel wither and the blossoms of … Continue reading

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Nahum (post #1)

The burden against Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. God is jealous, and the Lord avenges; The Lord avenges and is furious. The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His … Continue reading

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Sitting Down in Jesus

I believe the life story of George Washington. I believe he was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. I believe he served as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army that won the Revolutionary War. I … Continue reading

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How One Church Solved its Financial Problems

James E. Carter, in his book on Christian stewardship, tells the story of how a Baptist church in a small town was completely transformed when most of its members began to tithe (pay a tenth of their income) to the … Continue reading

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Bronze Shields in Place of Gold Shields

The reign of King Solomon’s son Rehoboam was fairly doomed from the start. On the one hand, many in Israel had grown weary not only of Solomon’s system of taxation (1 Kings 4:7) but also the labor force Solomon required … Continue reading

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How D.L. Moody Won a Little Girl to Christ

For many years, R.A. Torrey helped famed evangelist D.L. Moody in Moody’s work. Torrey himself told the following story about one of Moody’s converts. I offer Torrey’s account verbatim: On one occasion in Chicago, Mr. Moody saw a little girl … Continue reading

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The Rattlesnake of Addiction

In his book Quest for Character, Chuck Swindoll tells an incredible story from the life of Tom Rathman, the NFL running back who made a name for himself playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Rathman was hunting deer in the … Continue reading

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Selling Your Soul to the Devil

Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-38, N.K.J.V.) The story of Robert Johnson is … Continue reading

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Spiritually Minded vs. Carnally Minded

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:6, N.K.J.V.) We don’t have to wonder what the apostle Paul means when he uses the descriptive phrase “spiritually minded.” The man himself … Continue reading

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Have You Forgiven God?

That title is not a misprint. I’m guessing that you’ve heard a lot of preaching about God forgiving you. For that matter, you’ve probably also heard a lot about you forgiving others. But when was the last time you heard … Continue reading

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