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A Strong Foundation (Matthew 7:24-29)

While professional boxer “Iron” Mike Tyson was never considered a great philosopher, he did have some poignant insight when asked about his opponents plan to defend against his left hook. Tyson responded, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” In other words, if your plan does not help you navigate adversity,… Continue reading A Strong Foundation (Matthew 7:24-29)

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Unfaithfully Teaching God’s Word (Malachi 2:1-9)

The Lord’s messengers must be careful to speak and act in a way that brings glory and honor to the Lord. In Malachi 2:1-9, the Lord commanded the priests to repent of despising His sacrifice, turning away from Him, and causing many to stumble by their instruction. This warning was given to the priests in… Continue reading Unfaithfully Teaching God’s Word (Malachi 2:1-9)

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Joseph: Faith Accepts the Unexpected (Gen 46-48)

Does God always do what you expect Him to do when you expect Him to do it? If we are honest, the answer is an emphatic “No”. This is because God is not as interested in our schedule (or to-do list) as He is His own. Our God—who “works all things according to the counsel… Continue reading Joseph: Faith Accepts the Unexpected (Gen 46-48)

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Joseph: Cherished Son; Despised Brother; Beloved of God (Genesis 37)

The Story of Joseph Cherished Son; Despised Brother; Beloved of God (Genesis 37) God has a wonderful plan for your life! God’s wonderful plan includes “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23), “persecution” (2 Tim 3:12), “hardships…affliction”, (2 Cor 4:9), “great sorrow and unceasing anguish” (Rom 9:2). God’s plan for your… Continue reading Joseph: Cherished Son; Despised Brother; Beloved of God (Genesis 37)

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My Day of Distress (Genesis 34-35)

It is good to have confidence in where you are going when you die, but it is also important to have confidence in where you are going when you are alive and in desperate need of help. One of my favorite hymns is “Trusting Jesus” by Edgar Stites. It is a hymn of faith as the… Continue reading My Day of Distress (Genesis 34-35)

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What Should I Do? (Genesis 30:1-24)

Foolish decisions make difficult situations worse. Foolish decisions are often sinful decisions because they are made out of fear instead of faith. When times get tough, we must not panic because when we panic we seek to take control of our situation and we end up making our situation worse. Choosing faith over fear is… Continue reading What Should I Do? (Genesis 30:1-24)

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Thy Will be Done (Genesis 25:19-34)

God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life that might not always seem so wonderful. Consider, this morning, the story of the birth of Esau and Jacob and learn that the faithful may not always understand; but they always trust. If you love God, you trust Him. If you trust God, you… Continue reading Thy Will be Done (Genesis 25:19-34)

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God’s Providential Guidance (Genesis 24)

Do you want the Lord to lead you or leave you alone? If you want to be left alone, you will elevate your desires and preferences and find disillusionment as you seek happiness and peace in vain. If you want to be led by God, you will submit yourself to Christ in faith and find… Continue reading God’s Providential Guidance (Genesis 24)