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Mountains Turned To Plains

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’” At this hour a mountain of difficulty, distress, or necessity, may be in our way, and natural reason sees no path over it, or through it, or round it. Let faith come in, and straig...

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Sanctified Souls Are Satisfied

My people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 31:14 Note the "my" which comes twice: "My people shall be satisfied with my goodness." The kind of people who are satisfied with God are marked out as God's own. He is pleased with them, for they are pleased with Him. They call Him their God, and He calls them His people; He is satisfied to ta...

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Harvest of Light, Gladness

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. (Psalm 97:11) Righteousness is often costly to the man who keeps to it at all hazards, but in the end it will bear its own expenses and return an infinite profit. A holy life is like sowing seed: much is going out, and apparently it is buried in the soil, never to be gathered up again. We are mist...

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Tears, then Joyful Harvest

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Psalm 126:5) Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which will preserve it from the worm: truth spoken in awful earnestness has a double life about it....

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Sustained By Feeding

As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (John 6:57) We live by virtue of our union with the Son of God. As God-man Mediator, the Lord Jesus lives by the self-existent Father who has sent Him, and in the same manner we live by the Savior who has quickened us. He who is the source of our life is also the...

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The Peril of the Armchair Quarterback

Have you noticed that everyone is an expert nowadays about something? It used to be that in order to become an expert you had to be fully engaged in your “area of expertise” but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Before the internet and the proliferation of mass media someone had to actually immerse themselves in a culture to become an expert on it. Now ...

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Lawless Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22) I have just finished reading Galatians, in my Read the Bible In A Year plan...which, by the way is only nine months old...I wonder if I get extra credit in God’s Big Book of Points for finishing ...

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Feed My Sheep

Lately I have been thinking a lot about food...menus for a family get together, gluten free choices and special needs foods, canned food for the backpacks, sandwiches for (grown) children who forgot their lunch, groceries on sale, organic produce vs. the regular stuff, soup for sick people, meals for the guys who attend the Men’s study once a month, church brunch, co...

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What we need more than anything...

by Jonathan Parnell Our fundamental problem is that we’re sinners. But our fundamental problem doesn’t mean it is our most severe. In John 4, Jesus and his disciples traveled through Samaria. They came to a town called Sychar and decided to stop for a break. It was around noon. The disciples went into the market to buy food, leaving Jesus sitting beside the w...

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It's all about me... again.

To You, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.   Psalm 28:1-2 I've been thinking lately about why it is that there are different seasons to my life with God. ...

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