Category Archives: Adversity

The Very Real Problem of Fear

One hot day in July, a farmer sat lazily on the porch of his shack, whittling on a piece of wood. A neighbor dropped by for a visit and asked him, “Did you get your cotton harvested yet?” Without looking … Continue reading

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Failed Lately?

As a parent, I don’t want either of my two sons to have any problems in life. I want them to enjoy perfect health. I want them to be the most popular kids at their schools. I want them to … Continue reading

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Lessons From Habakkuk

The Old Testament book of the prophet Habakkuk isn’t one that often gets preached. That doesn’t mean, though, that it won’t “preach.” This is evidenced by the fact that it is quoted multiple times in the New Testament. The apostle … Continue reading

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When You Can’t See God Working

In his Looking On the Heart expositions from 1 Samuel,┬áDale Ralph Davis relays the story of a B-17 bombing run over a German city during World War II. As one plane approached the city, it was struck by Nazi antiaircraft … Continue reading

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God’s Perspective

A man was having a particularly intimate conversation with God by way of prayer. The man asked, “God, how long is a million years to you?” God answered, “It’s just like a second of time for you, my child.” The … Continue reading

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A Hard Truth

This past Sunday morning at Oak Grove Baptist I began a sermon series on the life of Samson. That life starts with his conception in the womb of his previously barren mother. But why did God choose to open her … Continue reading

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How To Spot a Work of the Devil

Life is filled with all kinds of unpleasant situations. As Job 14:1 says, “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.” But how can you tell the difference between one of life’s inevitable troubles … Continue reading

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