Comfort

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God Uses Opposition!

Recently, a spirit of great discouragement seems to permeate many churches. It’s as if God’s people believe this is the only time of difficulty believers have ever faced. But a...
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Christ Shall Be Magnified, Part 4

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Christ Shall Be Magnified, Part 3

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Christ Shall Be Magnified, Part 2

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Christ Shall Be Magnified, Part 1

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Christians You Should Know: Richard Wurmbrand

“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” –...
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Cheerful Christians

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Cheer Over Fear

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Christians You Should Know: George Müller

“I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” – Psalm 81:10 A Snapshot of...
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The Will of the Lord Be Done.

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A Word to the Local Church – Part 2

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Christians You Should Know: John Newton

“And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.” –...
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Christians You Should Know: Fanny Crosby

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like...
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Christians You Should Know: Corrie ten Boom

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” – Psalm 91:1 A Snapshot of the Life of Corrie ten...
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Hymn History: Jesus I Am Resting, Resting

"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at...
Count your Blessings

Hymn History: Count Your Blessings

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” - Psalm...
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Unseen Power

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Do You Need Counseling?

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Christ In You!

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Lifting Up Others

Near to the Heart of God

Hymn History: Near to the Heart of God

"The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth." - Psalm 145:18 We are thrilled to share a series of brief...
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Hymn History: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

"For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth." - Psalm 71:5 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of how...
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What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

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Prison Ministry

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Mercy and Favor

Hymn History My Savior First of All

Hymn History: My Savior First of All

"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." - Psalm 17:15 We are thrilled to share a series of...
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Don’t Miss the Lord

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God Was with Him!

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Anointed by the Spirit

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Dealing with Danger

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Hymn History: Now Thank We All Our God

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 We are thrilled to share a series of brief...
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Hymn History: Abide With Me

"But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.” – Luke 24:29...
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Hymn History: Near to the Heart of God

“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.“ – Psalm 145:18 We are thrilled to share a series of brief...
Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know

Hymn History: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:“ – Philippians 2:9 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of...
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Why?

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Hymn History: Saved By Grace

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.“ – Ephesians 2:8-9 We...
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My Life in God’s Hands

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 We are thrilled to share...
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Don’t Forget What You Have!

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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, Destroy them.”  – Deuteronomy 33:27...
Rock of Ages

Hymn History: Rock of Ages

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.”  – Psalm...
He Keeps Me Singing

Hymn History: He Keeps Me Singing

"Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him." - Job 13:15 We are thrilled to share a series of...
Hymn Histories - Day By Day

Hymn History: Day By Day

"Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be."  - Deuteronomy 33:25 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of...
Hymn Histories Blessed Assurance

Hymn History: Blessed Assurance

" Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."  - Hebrews...
What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Hymn History: What A Friend We Have In Jesus

" A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24 We are thrilled to share a series of...
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A Single Moment

Many years ago the Lord providentially brought across my path a young man by the name of Micah Hendry. Little did I know that he would become a key part...
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It Doesn’t End At Patmos!

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Shortly

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“Just Use My Name.”

In times of need it is wonderful to know someone who has abundant resources. A friend may send you to another with the instructions: "Just use my name." They mean...
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Comforter

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The Father of Mercies and God of All Comfort

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The LORD My Shepherd

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Light for Dark Days

We all know that this year has been particularly challenging. Clouds of doubt and a fog of uncertainty have come into a world that was already dark with sin. It...
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He Knows Everything!

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Look to the Lord!

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That About Sums It Up!

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What to Do On Sad Days

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5 Books To Read When You Are Having A Hard Time

Someone once said that everybody is having a hard time with something. The longer I live the more I think they were right. We are sinners living with other sinners...
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Stand Still

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Our Very Present God

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Still Struggling?

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Still Worshipping Together

Today a precious friend, a faithful preacher, a man of prayer went home to be with Jesus. He walked with God and, in the last few hours, like Enoch, "he...
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What to Do In Deep Water

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The Shepherd In the Shadows

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What Will You Do In the Famine?

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Our Very Present God

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Turning a Sigh Into a Song

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Dealing With Fear

What is ahead? As I write these words the news is filled with stories related to the Coronavirus that is sweeping the globe and the downturn of financial markets. Mix...
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Our Final Flight

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Meeting God At Patmos

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Helping Others On Their Journey

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God’s Providence In Your Life

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Help for Road-Weary Travelers

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A New Book On An Eternal Truth

Do you have a difficult time loving some people? Do you struggle to express love to others? Does it seem that even with those you love that your love falls...
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“The Journey Is Too Great”

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Life on the Run

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The Answer to A Bleak, Dreary Day

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The Paralysis of Fear

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One Emotion God Wants Changed

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My First Verse

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Family Business

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Four People That Need Your Help

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Together

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How Sensitive Are You?

It is ironic that we are living in a world where people are easily offended by others and yet so often hardened to the needs of others around them. Such...
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Life’s Delays

Delayed. One of the most dreaded words in air travel. It glares in yellow letters from the airport monitors. The very word sounds like what it represents - a long...
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A Promise You Can Claim

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What On Earth Can We Do?

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3 Times Jesus Wept And What We Learn From His Tears

Several months ago, I preached a message on the tears of Jesus. Our Savior was a "man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" (Isaiah 53:5). This is more than mere...
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How To Make the End Better Than the Beginning

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Still

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Have You Considered Job?

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The Cry of Job and the Coming of Jesus

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Reflections On The Death Of My Childhood Friend

Last night I was asked to share a few thoughts at a memorial service for one of my childhood friends. Ramie and I attended kindergarten through high school together. He...
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GUEST POST: “The Pastor Is Not Supposed To Cry”

Pastors have their own hurts as they seek to help hurting people. A minister who cannot grieve does not have the heart of the Chief Shepherd. I thank the Lord...
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Low Points Along the Way

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How To Deal with Hard Things and Difficult People

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What To Do When You Are “In A Lull”

Call it what you will. We all have those times when things seem just a little off the normal pace. The schedule may be the same or even heavier than...
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What I Do When I Don’t Feel Like Praying

People imagine that preachers jump out of bed every day with a strong urge to pray. Nothing could be further from the truth! We all battle flesh and flesh doesn't...
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An Epidemic Of Loneliness

Recently NBC aired a special news report on the increase of loneliness in people around the world. The British government has now instituted a "minister for loneliness." This new undersecretary...
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Journeying Through 1 Peter