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On every trip, decisions are made. Along the road of life, we inevitably face intersections and decisions about which way to go. It is at those moments that we must live by faith, asking God for wisdom and believing that He will never lead in the wrong direction. It is our hope that each article on the blog will encourage you to keep enjoying the journey…and look for Jesus along the way.

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Wildflowers in biblical Moab. When she came back to Bethlehem, Naomi used some Hebrew wordplay. She said that “the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.” (1:20)  The Hebrew word she used for Almighty, שַׁדַּי is very close to the word used in verse 1:1 for “the country,” שְׂדֵי. In this way, the reader understands the true origin of Naomi’s bitter dealings: the country of Moab.
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Moab

 “Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.” Ruth 1:1  Biblical Moab, in modern Jordan, is only about twenty-five miles from…

A Personal Evangelist

Q/A About the Evangelist – Part 2

The gift of the evangelist has been sorely (and sadly) neglected in many places. This is to the detriment of the church and its work...
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GUEST POST: “Planning for a Profitable Summer”

The following article was written by our friend, Pastor Ryan Thompson of Newport Beach, CA. Ryan is being used of God to lead the Liberty...
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Hymn History: I Have Never Lost the Wonder of It All

Gypsy Smith was one of the most loved evangelist of all time. When he would give his life story, crowds overfilled churches and auditoriums around...
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Q/A About the Evangelist

A few months ago, I answered a number of questions that had been given to me related to the work of the evangelist. Many of...
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An Open Letter from My Friend…

Dear friends, In 2018, Scott Pauley and I hosted the first Rest Conference at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hickory, NC. Our friend, Shane Lewis, who...
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

Hymn History: Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" – Matthew 5:16 We...
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Your Kids Grow You.

Last night was a very special night for me and Tammy. For more than twenty years we had the privilege of being a part of...
He Leadeth Me

Hymn History: He Leadeth Me

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters....
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Do You Know the Four Verses?

Recently I was sharing with a friend some of what God is teaching me through Psalm 119 this year. (Read more here.) It has been...
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Next Week’s Gospel Crusade!

These are days for the advancement of the gospel! People need the message of hope that is found only in the Lord Jesus. This is...
I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Hymn History: I Will Sing of My Redeemer

“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." – Titus 2:14...
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Good Resource on the “Minor Prophets”

Are you a life-long learner? We are all supposed to be life-long students of Scripture. It is impossible to exhaust God's infinite truth! You can...
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5 Ways You Can Help Your Pastor (and Many Others) On Sunday

For those who know Jesus every Lord's day is a celebration of the risen Christ. We are all aware that Easter Sunday is one of...
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Hymn History: Safe in the Arms of Jesus

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say,...
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New 10 Day Study in Haggai Now Available!

Several people have reached out to let us know that our studies on the Bible App have been helpful to them devotionally. We are happy...
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Filling America with the Gospel – An Easter Week Challenge

By 7 am, a tremendous group of pastors had identified themselves as being on the call. It was my privilege to share a brief thought...
Hold the Fort

Hymn History: Hold the Fort

“ And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”  – Revelation 22:12 We...
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“Praying Through”

Years ago I used to hear some people refer to “praying through” as a metaphor for praying until you breakthrough to Heaven. I understand what...