While Jeremiah looks upon the potter’s work, God darts into his mind two great truths. God has authority, and power, to form and fashion kingdoms and nations as he pleases. He may dispose of us as he thinks fit; and it would be as absurd for us to dispute this, as for the clay to […]

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Are you a true giver?

There are many examples of “takers” in the world today—celebrities who make outrageous demands on others. Katy Perry, Kanye West just to name a few. According to author and Wharton University professor Adam Grant in his book entitled Give and Take, the world can be divided into these two distinct groupings. In today’s text found in […]

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How long halt thee between two opinions?

“How long halt ye between two opinions?” (I Kings 18:21).   These are the words of the prophet Elijah. They were spoken to a large group of people on Mount Carmel. They had departed from God. But to quiet their consciences they had begun to worship false gods. Yet their consciences still bothered them. They […]

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Being absent from our Bodies

The phrase “absent from the body” is found in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8. Paul states that he is confident in his eternal destiny and longs for the day when he can be “absent from the body” and be present with the Lord he loves and serves. To be “absent” from one’s body simply means to die […]

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Where are you going when you die?

Some people think that when they die, that’s it. No more life , no more worries or fret over this life. However, scripture gives us both accounts, even more so regarding a fire that is unquenchable and reserved for Satan and his demons, along with all of those who have lived and rejected Christ. Pastor […]

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Be a good Warrior for Christ

I love warriors. I love being with warriors. I don’t care how badly injured you are. I don’t care if you’re blind. I don’t care if you are missing limbs. You’ve got a warrior’s heart. You’re a warrior, and you need to continue being a warrior. Exodus 15:3 says: “The Lord is a warrior; the […]

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Being a truly committed Christian

A committed Christian is one who is committed to Christ and His Cause. Commitment is a way of the heart expressing itself in a way of life. When we believe commitment is first a way of life, we’ve missed it–it throws our measurement (which we should use seldom if at all) off. It isn’t the outside […]

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Are we truly denying Christ?

The context for Jesus’ remarks is the hostility that resulted from His denunciation of the Jewish leaders (11:37-54). A huge crowd gathered, with so many people that they were stepping on each other. Jesus spoke primarily to His disciples, but in the hearing of all, warned them about the leaven of the Pharisees, which is […]

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