Many Thanksgivings

A friendship features a level of security and many factors determine this. I can list the first 400 of these determiners but lets skip to the real good ones. People who are thankful, truly thankful, have a good chance at longevity. Why? It is because they have a very mature outlook...

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Be Wise, Be Ready, Be Faithful

Jesus was no hometown hero. In Nazareth, the people took offense at His words and His works. Their familiarity with Him and His family hardened their hearts to the message He came to deliver. His upbringing, apparently, was rather ordinary – save for the scandal that revolved around Mary’s premarital...

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Bound to Life Through Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is THE beginning. We first come upon this phrase in Proverbs 1. These words fall at the end of Solomon’s introduction to this collection of instructions. Eugene Peterson, the pastor-teacher who produced The Message translation of the Bible, indicates that the “fear of the Lord”...

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The Wealth of Work

The Bible presents a view of the value of labor in the face of a heathen worldview that resents it. From Genesis 1, we understand that man was created in the image of God and that God worked (Genesis 2:2). It was on the seventh day that He rested from...

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Two Sisters

Martha received him into her house. Sister, Mary, sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. Martha was dragged about with much serving. Martha said, “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.” Jesus answered and said...

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