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I heard someone say, “Certain fruit can only grow out of the soil of affliction.” This is true. I heard that on Sunday, and tonight I was speaking with a friend who lives far away. She was reminding me that she clings most closely to the undiluted truths of the Gospel, when all she has is Christ. Continue Reading
Every now and then a sermon really speaks to a need in your life. It actually happens to me regularly. I have so many things the Spirit could work on me, to change. Last Sunday was a perspective changing sermon. The passage of Scripture is Romans 8:31-34. You should read it a few times today, if you get the chance. The preacher asked the questions that these verses ask, but left out the answers at first. Kind of like this:
1. Who can be against us?
2. How could He freely give us all things?
3. Who brings a charge against us?
4.Who can condemn us?
Those questions are scary, if we don’t include the Gospel answers. Who can be against us? Plenty of people. How could God give us anything? I don’t see why he should, when we deserve his wrath. We are terrible sinners, by nature and experience. Who brings accusations against us? People do. Satan does. Who can condemn us? Well, God has every right to condemn us.
One of my favorite Bible stories is the tale of Gideon. He is the ultimate underdog who leads a handful of men to bring down the oppressors of Israel, bringing freedom for his people. But while his story gives us courage in the Lord’s victory, it also brings to light many intriguing aspects of the Lord’s relationship with Gideon.
For those of you not so familiar with this story, Gideon lived in Israel during the times of the judges. Because the Israelites chose to ignore their covenant with God, they were handed over to be oppressed by the Midianites. In Judges chapter 6, Gideon encounters the angel of the Lord, who calls Gideon out to raise up and lead the Israelites out of Midianite control.
But what I find the most intriguing is Gideon’s first response to the angel. He straight-up questions what the angel says. He wants to know why his people have suffered such terrible oppression if the Lord is, in fact, “with” them, as the messenger claims. He wants to see the miracles he’s heard about in Egypt. He feels like the Lord has abandoned Israel. Continue Reading
In the wake of the vast amounts of tragedies we have seen over the last 6 months, both close to home, and abroad, there is a phrase that keeps popping up on social media EVERYWHERE. Especially on Facebook.
WARNING!!! What I’m about to say might shock some of you. You might dislike it. It might cause you to dislike me. You might start thinking I’m a cold, mean, hard hearted person. But, it must be said.
“God gained a new angel today. God got 15 new angels today. Heaven is alive with 27 new angels today.”
Y’all. This isn’t true. When you die, you won’t become an angel. When I die, I won’t become an angel. If my husband’s illness takes him to Heaven, it will not be as an angel.
What can we learn from the Bible about angels? Continue Reading
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It appears that everyone wants to see me shave. So here’s your chance to make that happen. I’m looking to raise $750 for the North Texas Food Bank. If I can raise that amount by March 2nd, I’ll shave. If I don’t raise the amount by then, whatever I do raise will still go there, and you’ll have contributed to a great cause. I challenge you to make me shave.