Day Forty Six – City of Peace

The city of Jerusalem, near the East shore of the Mediterranean Sea, is a city which is the source of much conflict; yet its name means, “city of peace” or “teaching peace”.  Yet Jerusalem has no peace.  It is a source of much conflict because there are three religions which want to claim it as …

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Cause for Kindness

"I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God."  Leviticus 25:38 (KJV) God has just given Israel commandment for being kind to the poor of their people, and then leaves them with a reminder from whence …

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Family Troubles

Reading for January 14, 2018:  Genesis 37 - 38 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying. Genesis 37:11 (KJV) Are there any families who do not have some kind of trouble?  When I speak of trouble I mean arguing over disagreements in religion, politics, moral issues, jobs, finances, financial hardship, and sometimes …

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In the Day of Adversity Consider

Days of prosperity often cause us to be joyful.  Prosperity is not always dealing with gold, silver, precious jewels, fine homes, and fine cars.  Prosperity can just as well mean, a place to live, protected from the elements; food on the table, clothes on your back, and a wonderful family who loves you; and realizing …

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Why Do the Wicked Prosper?

The title is a question many people down through human history have asked.  Yes, I have as well.  This was a question Jeremiah the prophet was asking in the text you will read in a moment.  Many of the Old Testament prophets asked the question.  Habakkuk asked it in his prophecy chapter 1; and Malachi …

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When Others Mock and Despise

"But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? Will ye rebel against the king? Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, He will prosper …

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091511 Cast thy bread upon the waters

"Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.   Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.  If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, …

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091411 Consider the work of God

"Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.   For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.   Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which …

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Sermon Points 112110

Prayer For The Beloved 3 John 1-2 1.  There are several Gaius's mentioned throughout the New Testament - (Romans 16:23; 1 Cor. 1:14;  Acts 19:20; 20:4) - and in the present text. 2.  Gaius is a member of the body of Christ - we know this from the term "Beloved" which is from the word …

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