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  • The Pack of Nails

    And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that He might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. Deut. 8:2 ESVIt was a hot day in the summer and I was helping an elder at...
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  • Sifted Like Wheat

    Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers. Luke 22:31 ESVPeter told Jesus that he was ready to go to prison and die for Him if needed, a very bo...
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  • The Fish Hotel

    Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me. But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. Jonah 1:13 ESVThe Lord told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh, b...
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  • The Thorn

    So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But He said to me, My grace...
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  • The Packhorse

    And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: John 16:8 ESVThere I stood with my head down, too ashamed to look around me and every fiber of my being told me to run out of the door. I spent a lot of time looking at the floor and avoided making eye contac...
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  • The Master of the Storm

    And as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke Him, saying, Master, Master, we are perishing! And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said ...
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  • While I Breathe, I Hope

    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. Heb 10:23 NIVMy home state of South Carolina carries this inscription on the state seal: Dum spiro spero. In Latin, this phrase means "While I breathe, I hope". This is a profound statement because where there is hope,...
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  • One Step at a Time

    By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 ESVThe Lord told Abram to leave his fathers house and country and travel to a land that He would show him in Genesis, Chapter 12. Af...
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  • A Carrot on a Stick

    But Samson said to his father, Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes. His father and mother did not know that it was from the LORD, for he was seeking an opportunity against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines ruled over Israel. Judg. 14:3-4 ESVSamson wanted to marry a Philistine wo...
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  • Promotion Comes From the Lord

    For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psa. 75:6 KJVDuring a time of revival in my own life, I fasted and prayed hard that the Lord would remove anything that was keeping me from being clos...
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  • Happy Endings

    The LORD blessed the latter part of Jobs life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. And he also had seven sons and three daughters Job 42:1213 NIVJob was a very wealthy man who went through a terrible trial, bu...
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  • Friends in Low Places

    Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear Him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, This Man receives sinners and eats with them. Luke 15:1-2 ESVEveryone knows that Jesus came to save the lost sinner, and they were all drawn to Him like a magnet, but the religio...
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  • Filthy Rags

    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; Isaiah 64:6 KJVAs the preacher looked over the congregation, pondering his next victim, I sank lower and lower in my chair. He always chose someone at random from the congregation to pray, so everyone tried to avoid ...
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  • Risky Business

    Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few. 1Sam. 14:6 ESVGreatly outnumbered, Saul and about 600 Israelites were cowering i...
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  • Making it Difficult

    It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell. Acts 15:28&nda...
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  • An Infinite Loop

    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:34 NIVEach time I would open the test application on the computer, the processor usage would climb to 100 percent and the computer would slow to a crawl. The cursor would just ...
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  • The Riddle: Grace or Works

    For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. James 2:26 ESV Growing up on a farm with two brothers and ten step-siblings, I got to see first-hand those who were pleasing to their parents, and those who were not. The parents could ask one child to do somet...
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  • The Kingdom Express

    And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. For the men of Ammon and Moab rose against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, devoting them to destruction, and when they had made an end o...
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  • Sweet and Sour

    The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 NASBThere is a saying that you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar. Yet when I was growing up, most of the things that I heard a...
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  • The Sand Castle

    Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24–25...
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