Category Archives: Encouragement

He Walked Here

Mark 6:48 (NAS): about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. I remember preaching this passage in bible college. A young man just learning to preach. I still remember my points. First, “He … Continue reading

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Though He Slay Me

Job 13:15 (NAS): 15 “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” I’ve just experienced the darkest days of my life. I have had difficult times before, but none like this. I have, for as far back as I can remember, … Continue reading

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The First Stone

John 8:7 (NAS): “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” I love this passage for what it teaches about the amazing grace made known in the gospel. For indeed, … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap

That’s a wrap people. Let’s pack it up. This one’s over. The people of God have, en masse, bought into pursuing their best life. We have officially moved our hope from the coming of the Lord Jesus and the glory … Continue reading

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Immeasurably More

Ephesians 3:20 (NIV84): Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, For a brief moment, this beautiful passage gave me a twinge … Continue reading

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Home is Never Far Away

You were on the road to intimacy with the Lord, and you were greatly encouraged by the progress. The sense of His presence was unmistakable. You prayed and found your time with Him sweet. His peace was near. You looked … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of its Glory

Grief, anger, lack of forgiveness and a family is being torn apart. After the death of a single mother, from a large and loving extended family, the child is left in the care of his grandparents. They knew and approved … Continue reading

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The Uneasy Place of Trusting God

The first time I experienced the necessity of trusting God was on my first mission trip. The safety nets that I had taken for granted were all removed. I remember being keenly aware that they were gone. It began in the … Continue reading

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In His Hands

I am very near fifty now. And in quiet moments of reflection it becomes clear what I am risking. The highest benefits of believing in Jesus are not yet realized. Although it is promised that some will be alive when Christ returns to make … Continue reading

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How to Act in Church

When I was a child, the adults use to talk to us often about our behavior in church. There were certain things that you could not do that seemed written in stone. There was a proper way to act in church, … Continue reading

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