Category Archives: Adversity

Even Satan Is Under God’s Control

Some Christians seem to operate under the mentality that Satan is bigger than God.  These folks would do well to pay closer attention to the story of Job. Sure, God let Satan take a couple of runs at Job, but … Continue reading

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A Word to the Confused

We are definitely living in confusing times, but we aren’t the first people ever to do so. The fact is that life turned confusing following Adam and Eve’s sin and has stayed that course for some 6,000 years now. No … Continue reading

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God Is Working For You

A mother was busy preparing lunch for her young daughter. The little girl came into the kitchen, stood on her tiptoes to try to see above the counter, and asked, “Mommy, what are you doing?” The mother answered, “I’m working.” … Continue reading

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God’s Hand & God’s Shoulder

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ (Isaiah 41:13, N.K.J.V.) The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He … Continue reading

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Six Feet Farther

The story is told of a Swedish miner who purchased an expensive claim in a certain region known for its mother-lode of gold. He then spent the next three years working hard to strike it rich in that claim. In … Continue reading

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God’s Four Answers to Prayer Requests

Preachers love to come up with pithy little outlines to describe how God answers prayer requests. So, for today’s post I thought I’d share a couple such examples. Each of these has been passed around so much that I’m not … Continue reading

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When God Makes You Mad

“Jonah” series: (post #5) But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. (Jonah 4:1, N.K.J.V.) Have you walked with the Lord long enough and closely enough to learn that He can really tick you off sometimes? You say, “Oh, … Continue reading

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When a Nightmare Becomes a Reality

6’10, 235 pound Darrall Imhoff was a great basketball player. He was a two-time All American at the University of California, was a starter on that school’s 1959 team that won the NCAA championship, won a gold medal as a … Continue reading

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Not My Typical Week

I spent this past week gathering as much information as I could about the Coronavirus in an effort to figure out how to conduct church services in a reasonably safe way. I also met with our church deacons Tuesday night … Continue reading

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The Bible & the Coronavirus

Like everybody else, my little corner of the world has been affected by the coronavirus even though no cases have been reported yet here in Mitchell county, NC. Our governor, Roy Cooper, has cancelled all public schools for at least … Continue reading

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