Category Archives: Backsliding

Thy Rod & Thy Staff They Comfort Me

The 23rd Psalm is all about how the Lord leads His people. My favorite part of the Psalm is verse 2: He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. (K.J.V.) Green pastures … Continue reading

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Getting Right About Being Wrong

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, N.K.J.V.) A businessman stopped at a restaurant and ordered a cup of coffee. The waitress didn’t even try to disguise her … Continue reading

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It’s Not Enough Just to Start

A retired couple were each advised by their doctor to get more exercise. So they decided to start walking two miles a day. Since they lived out in the country at the end of a long road, their plan was … Continue reading

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The First Church Scandal

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #9) I don’t care how smoothly a church is humming along, it isn’t immune from scandal. The problem is that people can’t help but be people. They are sin-marred individuals who are card-carrying … Continue reading

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A Fresh Word From God

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. (1 Samuel 3:1, N.K.J.V.) The Hebrew word translated as “widespread revelation” in this verse … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Convenient Ships

But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to … Continue reading

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Going Backward in Life

“But this I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’ Yet … Continue reading

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