Monthly Archives: April 2020

THE PERMANENT RECORD

Columnist Bob Green of the Chicago Tribune has a theory about what’s wrong with the world. He blames it on what he calls the “Death of the Permanent Record.” He recalls that grade-school children once lived in fear of having … Continue reading

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PSALM 23

The Lord is my Shepherd … That’s Relationship! I shall not want … That’s Supply! He maketh me to lie down in green pastures …  That’s Rest! He leadeth me beside the still waters … That’s Refreshment! He restoreth my soul … That’ s … Continue reading

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SUFFERING SHIPWRECK OF THE FAITH

SUFFERING SHIPWRECK OF THE FAITH 1 Timothy 1:18-20 INTRODUCTION The Christian is engaged in warfare It is a good warfare… 1 Timothy 1:18; cf. 1 Timothy 6:12 It is a spiritual warfare… Ephesians 6:10-12 It is a battle for “the” … Continue reading

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LET IT FLOW THROUGH

There was a beautiful lake that lost its zesty freshness. The water formerly had been clear. It was alluring to animals and people alike. But it became covered with a green scum. The farm animals became ill from drinking the … Continue reading

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WHERE THERE IS HOPE THERE IS LIFE

A few years ago the psychology Department of Duke University carried on an interesting experiment. They wanted to see how long rats could swim. In one container they placed a rat for which there was no possibility of escape. He … Continue reading

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A PATTERN FOR THOSE WHO WOULD BE SAVED

A PATTERN FOR THOSE WHO WOULD BE SAVED 1 Timothy 1:12-17 INTRODUCTION Are you someone who has contemplated becoming a Christian, but wondered… Would God forgive you for the terrible things you’ve done? Could you live the kind of life … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION

Have you ever felt that you just didn’t have the heart for something? Late one night, a man had gone to a party and had too much to drink, so he decided it would be best to walk home. He … Continue reading

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WE NEED LAUGHTER

The average child laughs 400 times a day. The average adult laughs 15 times a day. What happens in life that makes adults lose their laughter? Do we quit laughing because we are old, or do we get old because … Continue reading

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USING THE LAW

1 Timothy 1:8-11 INTRODUCTION A. A major problem in the early church was a proper understanding of the law of Moses 1. Some Jewish Christians sought to bind it upon Gentile Christians… Acts 15:1-6 2. Some Jewish Christians continued to … Continue reading

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IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The story has been told, many times, how that at dawn an old man was walking along the beach. He noticed, at a distance, a young man throwing starfish into the ocean. After a while the old man caught up … Continue reading

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