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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: 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...
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Hymn History: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

"To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out." - John 10:3 We are thrilled to...
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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: The Ninety and Nine

How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains,...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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Preachers Can Have Rebel Hearts Too

Long before I was a preacher I was a sinner. We would like to think that this changes over time, but I am still a sinner! One of God’s great...
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The Danger Of Conservative News

Have you heard the news today? It is easier than ever in our digital age to keep up with what is going on in the world. Usually if you listen...
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Loving What You Do

“Do you enjoy what you are doing?” I hear this question often. The answer for me is...absolutely! While there are challenges in every work, there is nothing as fulfilling as...
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A Thought On This Labor Day

Men must learn to work. They must also learn to rest. The first mention of rest in Scripture is found in Genesis 2 where it is tied directly to the...
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A Reminder for 2018

Today is the last day of the first week of a new year. Imagine each year as a puzzle with fifty-two pieces. The first piece is now in place. Recently...
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What to Do with Your Emotions

Emotions are a gift from God. They are also marred with the sin nature of Adam. When they are under God's reign they feel as He feels, but when they...
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Quiet in A Noisy World

This is a busy time of the year. It seems that every season has become a hectic one! So much noise. Beneath the surface our hearts long for quiet -...
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A Word of Encouragement for Single Adults

For a time in our ministry Tammy and I had the privilege of working in the single adult department of our church. We had watched many of these young adults...
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Portrait of a Peacemaker

In a world of strife peace is a wonderful thing.  There is a peace that is connected to truth and there is a peace that compromises it.  Peace can never...
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Dealing with the “Noise” of Life

Ours is a noisy world. Growing up in the country there were certain noises you grew accustomed to. Crickets chirping at night. Birds singing in the trees. The sound of...
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The Changing Seasons of Life

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  At least in the fall!  I actually love all of the seasons and am blessed to live in a part of the...
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The Gift of Sleep

God grants special gifts every day.  Little do we realize all that He provides.  One of the most wonderful gifts God gives is sleep.  We live in a busy world....
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A Remedy for Every Fear

Google the word phobia. Fear has reached epidemic proportions. Millions of Americans live in fear every day. Worse, many believers have become content with allowing fear to control their lives. The first mention...
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Right On Time

We live in time.  60 minutes an hour.  24 hours a day. 7 days a week.  52 weeks a year.  For as many years as God chooses to grant us....