The Joy of Sharing Our Faith

I don’t know about you, but I find soulwinning to be absolutely exhilarating. Just like the song says, “…the burdens of my heart roll away…” when I share the light inside of me with someone else. Sometimes it’s like magic. Joy just happens. Other times I need to deliberately choose...

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Rejoice with the Mind at Peace

“Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” (Philippians 4:21-23) These are the closing lines of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi....

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Rejoicing and the Resurrection

“Rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.” (Philippians 3:1) Rejoice – there’s that word again. Paul wouldn’t let it go. He kept telling the Philippians to think with God about all Jesus had done for them...

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Think Like Jesus Thinks

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” You might be surprised at the location of these very words in the Scriptures and at the situation in which they were spoken. The phrase is found in Nehemiah 8. It is expressed as an exhortation and command to a saddened group...

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Think Joy

I want to talk about Paul, a man who wrote a good deal of what we know as the New Testament in our Bibles. From this man’s mind and heart came pictures, great and eternal illustrations, of how we are to see Christ and His Church. From this early missionary,...

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Foxes, They Spoil the Vine

“The voice of my beloved! lo, this—he is coming, Leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills”  (Song of Solomon 2:8) When last had we leapt or jumped or even skipped? Buoyant as a bird or gazelle comes a jumping someone, in our allegorical sense it’s the Christ, resurrected from...

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A Song, A Dream, A Promise

A girl got a song. A carpenter got a dream. A just and loyal old saint got a promise from the Spirit. All of them are part of the Christmas story. And each one shows us something important about the way of God in this world. Let’s first look at...

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Make Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord.” Every now and then we just need to let out a good shout unto God. That’s what the writer of Psalm 100 is saying with these verses, and his message was one he directed to “all the earth.” These words, this song of...

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Joy of the Lord

How does Joy fit into the scheme of Christian living? .. on March 18 Mr. Chollet locked the garage door of his New Hampshire house, climbed into his BMW, and turned on the engine. He left behind a note that read, “Please forgive me, but the thought of going through...

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