Day Thirty Three – Look Again

Our reading today is Nehemiah 11 - Esther 10.  The commentary this morning will deal solely with Esther. Esther is a book of the Bible that never names the name of God.  God is not even mentioned in person; however the work, power and presence of God is clearly seen by those who have the …

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Preaching the Prophetic Word

"But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, 'Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is the third hour of the day.  But this …

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There is Not a Wrong Day to Do the Right Thing

"In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.  There dwelt men of …

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LORD God Is Deliverer”

"And Samuel said unto all Israel, 'Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that you said unto me, and have made a king over you.  And now, behold, the king walks before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from …

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Which Is Greater

"And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.  And He said unto them, 'The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.  But you not so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as …

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Preach the Kingdom of God

"Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, 'Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have …

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The Seed and Where It Falls

"And He taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in His doctrine, 'Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: and it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, …

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The Blessed Happy

"And He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying, 'Blessed the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed the …

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Walk in the Spirit – Galations 5:16-26

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the …

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The Token

"Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer..." 2 Thessalonians 1:5 (KJV) Patience and faith through trials and tribulations (See v. 4) God uses persecution to build us and make us stronger in faith, and to …

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Aristarchus, Mark and Company

"Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him), and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me." …

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Praise GOD, from Whom All Blessings Flow

"Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be Thou, LORD God of Israel our Father, for ever and ever. Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is …

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Honoring the King of Heaven

For the most part chapter four of Daniel is the writing of Nebuchadnezzar, sharing his personal testimony of a tragic, yet humbling, and redeeming time of his life and reign as king of Babylon.  He had grown proud and arrogant (4:28-30), and the King of heaven brought him down. The following are the final words …

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