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Cover-Ups Stink

 
"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psalm 32:1).
The smell at an overflowing garbage landfill became a growing public concern. Workers at the landfill decided to install high-pressure deodorant guns to counteract the odor. The deodorant guns had the capacity to spray several gallons of fragrance per minute over a distance of up to fifty yards across the mounds of putrefying garbage. However, no matter how many gallons of fragrance are sprayed to mask the sickening smell of the landfill, the … Continue Reading ››

What Is A Mother: A Child’s Essay

Mothers come in all sizes, but usually are never older than thirty. They won't stand for temper tantrums, muddy feet, and loud noises. No matter how old her children are, a mother thinks of them as little babies. A mother is a walking encyclopedia who knows who Hezekiah's grandfather was and how old Methuselah was. Also, she knows the scores of all ballgames for the past ten years and memorizes batting averages. She knows where to find the wet sneakers her child tried to hide and … Continue Reading ››

The Source of Our Joy

It has been said that life is what happens when plans fail.  In all seriousness, life has the tendency to become a little too tight.  We constantly feel it’s pressure, much like an ill-fitting shoe.  Time constraints and obligations tend to steal and rob of us peace and joy.  Either we can’t get to sleep or we only get a few hours, waking up in a panic!  This may sound simple, but we need to choose joy.  And there is a reason we can do … Continue Reading ››

First Things First

 
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).
In his 1967 book, The Tyranny of the Urgent, author Charles Hummel taught his Christian readers to navigate the constant tension between the urgent and the important. He stressed the fact that the urgent things in daily life tend to crowd out the important things and that, while everything may be "urgent," not everything is "important." Would you agree with that? Quite often we find … Continue Reading ››

What if the Resurrection Never Happened?

For many people, the season known as Easter has become a celebration of Spring - a time for anticipating nicer weather, picnics, egg hunts, rabbits, candy, chocolate, jelly beans, Spring Break, etc., etc. The commercial establishment also capitalizes on this time by announcing a sale, encouraging all of us to show up for church in our Sunday best. While there may be nothing wrong with some of these things, is this really what this holy season is all about? The Bible tells us that the real … Continue Reading ››

Thoughts on Hosanna

HOSANNA is a word that we often hear in worship services, for it is frequently used in the lyrics of great old hymns and modern worship songs. Most of us have probably sung the words of Theodulf’s beautiful hymn during a Palm Sunday service: All glory, laud, and honor, To Thee, Redeemer, King, To Whom the lips of children, Make sweet Hosannas ring. Indeed, Hosanna is a word we should sing often and loudly, singing “Hosanna’s in the highest” to our Redeemer and King, Christ Jesus. But do we … Continue Reading ››

Prayer in Three Phases

"Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved" (Psalm 80:3).
This verse is a prayer, and the truth contained therein is at least threefold. 1. REPENTANCE IN PRAYER - "Turn us again, O God" That is to say, "We have been doing evil, and now we desire to do good. We have been going the wrong way, and now we desire to go the right way." Only the Lord can make this change in the heart of individuals, but He … Continue Reading ››

God’s Glorious Gospel

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16).
This wonderful text refers to the greatest gospel preacher of all time -- the apostle Paul; the greatest Person of all the ages -- the Lord Jesus Christ; the greatest power in all the universe -- the power of God; and the greatest purpose in eternity -- the salvation of the … Continue Reading ››

Our Service for Jesus Christ

"Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it" (John 2:5b).
At the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee, the mother of Jesus spoke to servants in the words of this text. What they did, they were doing for Jesus. Today the Lord calls on all believers to serve for Him and His kingdom. In the words of four other Bible texts we will see the method, the motive, the means, and the manner of service for Jesus Christ. 1. THE METHOD OF SERVICE
"But be ye doers of the … Continue Reading ››

Good News for Every Christian

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3).
With so much bad and depressing news happening in our world, how about a little good news, dear Christian? Ready? Our sins are forgiven. God is our Father. Jesus is our Friend. The Holy Spirit is our ever-present Comforter and Teacher. The Word of God is our guide. The family of God is our kin. The past with its sin is … Continue Reading ››