Category Archives: Needs

You Do Not Have Because You Do Not Ask

…you do not have because you do not ask… (James 4:2, N.K.J.V.) One of my favorite memories from raising two boys took place in a fast-food restaurant following a baseball game. My oldest son, Ryan, was a freshman in high … Continue reading

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The Sound of the Scrape

The renowned pastor Harry Ironside once told the story of a Christian widow who lived in Scotland. Her husband’s untimely death had left her with several small children to raise, and money was forevermore tight. Through it all, though, she … Continue reading

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Do You Really Trust God?

My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge. … Continue reading

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Letting Go & Letting God

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6, K.J.V.) “Don’t worry.” That advice is a lot easier given than accepted, isn’t it? The temptation … Continue reading

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Walking in the Light

1 John series: (post #3) In my previous post, I cited 1 John 1:7 as evidence of the first tell-tale sign of Christianity that John names in 1 John. That sign is Christian fellowship, the Christian having a desire to … Continue reading

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Trusting in People Can Make You Look Stupid

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” (John 14:1, N.K.J.V.) Our son Ryan played on the high school basketball team. Each summer the head coach would organize and run a travel-ball tournament as … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Always Provide Simple Solutions

In his book Morning Devotions, Tom Wallace tells the following story: Everybody’s heart went out to the little lady who hobbled through the waiting room of one of our local doctors. She was bent over like a horseshoe. A short … Continue reading

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No Faith for the Present

Every true Christian has faith in Jesus in regards to what happened in the past. That list includes: His virgin birth, sinless life, teachings, miracles, substitutionary death, resurrection, and ascension. By faith, we accept these scriptural facts about who Jesus … Continue reading

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Good Preaching Doesn’t Have to Take Long

Short notice was forcing a pastor to miss the next day’s Sunday morning service, and he needed to find someone to fill the pulpit for him. He called several of his preacher friends, but all of them were already committed … Continue reading

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” (John 14:1, N.K.J.V.) Some people just have to worry, even when there is nothing happening that is worrisome. They are like the patient in the mental … Continue reading

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