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    In My Father’s House

    In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 Jesus is saying, “there is more than enough room for you!” A professor stood in front of his class with a large jar, rocks, pebbles, and sand. He first filled the jar with rocks and asked his students if the jar was full, to which they agreed. He then added pebbles to the jar and shook it up. The students agreed it was still full. Then he added the sand to fill the remaining space. The jar was now completely full. The jar…

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    Fool’s Gold – Silence is Golden, Duct Tape is Silver

    Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the shout of a ruler of fools. Ecclesiastes 9:17. In medieval times news was spread by a ‘town crier.’ “Hear Ye!” Now you can push a few buttons and speak without uttering a word. Can silence speak louder than words? There is so much information out there it’s hard to sift fact from fiction. I heard a joke recently about a couple who invited their pastor for dinner. After dinner the wife noticed a spoon missing and wondered if the Pastor took it. A year later they had dinner again, and she asked, “Pastor did you steal our spoon?” He replied, “No, I…

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    Pass the salt please!

    Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13 Have you ever watched someone toss salt over their left shoulder? Superstition has it that throwing salt over your left shoulder reverses bad luck. This superstition stems from the age-old belief that the devil lurks on your left shoulder waiting to deceive you, and that salt is believed to ward off evil. It was taken from Leonardo Davinci’s painting of The Last Supper where it shows Judas knocking over…

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    SOS!

    Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. (Exodus 14:13-14) Israel was crying out to God for rescue. There was no way forward and no way back. God heard their cry and He answered. Moses heard, and then acted upon the word of the Lord. He stretched his hand out in faith, and God parted the waters. Israel then “walked into” their miracle (Exodus 14:26-31). First, we must have faith in the word of God. If God says He will do it, He will do it! Then, when He throws you a lifeline; do not hesitate, grab onto it! God made a…

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    Do you take this man?

    And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. Deuteronomy 30:6 Circumcision is a covenant. It is a sacrifice of flesh; putting away the old man. It involves the shedding of blood – purification. It is like what Christ did on the cross for us. God proposed a covenant to Abraham that He would make him a great nation (Genesis 17:1-2). The Israelite’s circumcision outwardly set them apart as God’s chosen people. But, with that came obligation (Galatians 5:3, Luke 12:48). When you love God with all your heart…

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    Shout it Out!

    To present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:27 The commercial from 1975 asked, “what would you do for a really tough stain?” A woman replied, “I would Shout it Out!” Shout it out is a heavy-duty stain remover. When what you have used in the past isn’t working, it’s time for something stronger! My question in any tough situation is, what would Jesus do? When Jesus called Lazarus back from the dead; a seemingly impossible situation, He cried loudly, “Lazarus come out!” (John 11:43). If you want a disorderly child to straighten out, you are…

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    An Offering by Fire

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 There are five Levitical offerings commanded by God in the Old Testament: The Burnt Offering, The Meat Offering, The Peace Offering, The Sin Offering, and The Trespass Offering. Moses was given direct instructions that when the people were coming into the land of promise, they were to give a heave offering unto the Lord – an offering by fire (Numbers 15:18-21). The heave offering is a type of peace offering – one of reconciliation between God and His people, and one of thanks…

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    A Tale of Two Cities

    And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25 Abraham Lincoln quoted Mark 3:25 during a speech in 1858. He was basically saying, there is no compromise! You need to choose a side, freedom or slavery. Elijah said to the people, “How long will you waver between two opinions?” (1 Kings 18:21). We can either live as slaves to sin or live freely in Jesus. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8). A Tale of Two Cities opening line reads, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The Church is getting closer to the promises…

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    The Miracle Minute

    “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 Some people do not believe in miracles, but we are all a part of one big miracle. Look around, we are standing on a miracle – planet earth. We ourselves are walking miracles! God created everything from nothing using words. Science says that something cannot come from nothing; therefore, the only explanation is that it is a miracle. God is in everything that lives and breathes (Psalm 19:1). Paul stated in (1 Corinthians 13:2) that…

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    Right-Hand Man

    “Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.” Exodus 15:6 On May 30th we celebrated “Ascension Day” (Acts:1). This supernatural event happened 40 days after Jesus’ resurrection – the day Jesus departed from the earth and entered the presence of God; seated at His right hand in heaven (Luke 22:69). The disciples witnessed this amazing event, and were told that Jesus would return! He would return the same way He left. The disciples were then told to wait in Jerusalem when He would send His Holy Spirit to come upon them and give them power to carry on the…