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God's Promise to Abraham (April 11)

God's Promise to Abraham (April 11)

Abraham is the prime example of how salvation works: the forefather of all who trust in God’s promises enough to actually walk by faith. And when the whole host of Abraham’s spiritual family gets together in heaven, what a reunion that’s going to be!

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A New Prophet Like Moses (April 10)

A New Prophet Like Moses (April 10)

“It is to [the coming Prophet] you shall listen,” Moses had said in Deuteronomy 18:15. And when Jesus was transfigured and seen talking to Moses and Elijah, God spoke from heaven and said, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him” (Mark 9:7).

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Greater Minds and Hearts (April 11)

Greater Minds and Hearts (April 11)

Because we need to know more of God than we can know with our present limitations, we need to have greater minds and hearts. The ability to know God more fully and glorify Him more properly is the noblest goal to which our intellect can aspire.

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Delighting in God's Law (April 10)

Delighting in God's Law (April 10)

Because God is good, any word that He has spoken is good. To love, revere, and respect Him is to rejoice whenever He speaks. “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart . . . more to be desired are they than gold” (Psalm 19:8,10).

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When Our Questions Are Not Answered (April 11)

When Our Questions Are Not Answered (April 11)

God doesn’t answer all our questions, and it’s often frightening to be without information that we think we need. Yet if we trust God, we’ll do this. When we don’t have all the information we want, we must be content to have Him, our only true need.

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Everything Burns Away but the Beauty (April 10)

Everything Burns Away but the Beauty (April 10)

Compared to our eternal hope, pain can be seen as a temporary problem. At present, we’re still in the temporary part of God’s scheme of redemption. But the eternal part is coming, and that’s where our hearts and minds need to be fixed.

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Aid (April 11)

Aid (April 11)

In the story of the Good Samaritan, the “attitude” of the man who helped the injured traveler is not commented on. What made him different is that he acted on the impulse to give aid. As the saying goes, “a little help is worth a great deal of pity.”

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Focus (April 10)

Focus (April 10)

With so many fascinating concerns beckoning us, we can be distracted from the few that should be our focus. We must resist the urge to dabble. With a limited amount of energy, we must make some hard choices and concentrate on our highest priorities.

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DFBS 215 - God wants us to get rid of our bad habits

DFBS 215 - God wants us to get rid of our bad habits

Before it’s too late, we need to repent of the sinful traits that have crept into our character. Let’s quit making excuses for unacceptable conduct, repent of our wrongdoing, and make up our minds that we’re going to accept the help God wants to give us.

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April 2021

April 2021

Beginning sometime next year, Lord willing, I will start a “video blog” called Encountering Christ. This will be a series of videos in which I will proclaim the Christ of the Scriptures, inviting people into the Scriptures to meet the Savior who is to be found there.

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January 2021

January 2021

I had the privilege of preaching at Clarksville, Indiana on January 3. The congregation there is without a local preacher right now, and it was a pleasure to help them kick off their theme for this year, “A Church with a Mind to Work.” They have asked me to return on February 7.

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