Category Archives: Faithfulness

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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Self-Preservation & Jesus

A man interviewed for a job at a famous art gallery that housed dozens of priceless masterpieces. As part of the interview process, he was asked, “If a fire broke out in this gallery and you could only save one … Continue reading

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Following God’s Instructions to the Letter

The story of Israel’s conquest of the promised land of Canaan is messy, convoluted, and plays out over many decades. Its record covers the entire book of Joshua, spills over into the book of Judges, and is filled with the … Continue reading

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The Judgment Seat of Christ

It has been said that Satan gives his rewards up front, while God gives His on the back end. This raises the question, “How does God give His rewards?” The answer is: The judgment seat of Christ. The judgment seat … Continue reading

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Working Out Your Own Salvation

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”   Philippians 2:12 (N.K.J.V.) A man bought an acreage of … Continue reading

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Responding When Life Punches You In the Mouth

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson used to say of his opponents and their strategies to beat him, “Everybody has plans until they get hit for the first time.” Likewise, it is said of military strategies, “No plan survives contact … Continue reading

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When Your Life Becomes an Object Lesson

One of the hardest roles that God ever calls one of His servants to play is that of real-live-walking-talking object lesson. Since you’ve probably never heard a sermon on this subject, I’ll use a prime example from the Bible to … Continue reading

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