What are your metrics?

I’ve been living in a world of data lately with my job. As our ministry continues to grow and change, there is more data involved, as well. How many podcasts are being downloaded? What pages on our website get the most visits? Are people downloading our app? Is that translating into podcast downloads? How many…
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November 27, 2023 0

Naked, but Unafraid

Hebrews 4:12-16 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  13 Neither is there any creature that is not…
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October 5, 2023 0

What Is Your Isaac?

“And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams,” (I Samuel 15:22). Perhaps Abraham felt the meaning of this verse more than anyone. “And the scripture was…
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May 1, 2023 0

What’s a Bible Bit?

Bible Bits are short devotions, sent as a text messages each morning, M-F, at 8:00 AM. In Bible Bits, we’re working our way through a study on Philippians 4:8. Here is yesterday’s Bible Bit. (You can sign up to receive Bible Bits here – Philippians 4:8 commands us, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,…
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February 7, 2023 0

Conversations and Conduct

My youth Sunday School class is studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians, and we have a theme verse for the book that we return to each week. Philippians 1:27 says, “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may…
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November 22, 2022 0

Be Not Afraid

VERSE:  Proverbs 3:25-26 – “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.  For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” What amazing peace we gain from this verse.  Even though life may hit us with surprises, Jesus is never surprised…
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October 9, 2022 0

Walking in the Spirit

VERSE:  Galatians 5:25 –  “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” The Bible tells us that how we live our lives matters.  Throughout scripture, we are commanded to walk in the ways of God and to be a shining example of God’s grace and mercy.  Galatians 5 gives us…
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October 5, 2022 0

Fulfilling Your Purpose

VERSE:  Philippians 2:13 –  “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” God has a plan for you (Jeremiah 29:11) and He doesn’t stop having a purpose for you as you age, change jobs, or enter different phases in your life.  From the day you…
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September 25, 2022 0

Be Ready to Answer

VERSE:  I Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” This verse reminds us that we are to declare God as holy in our hearts. …
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September 21, 2022 0

Christ’s Righteousness in Me

VERSE:  Philippians 3:8-9 – “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:  for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness,…
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September 11, 2022 0

Don’t Give the devil Room in Your Life

VERSE:  Ephesians 4:27 –  “Neither give place to the devil.” The devil will take a mile if you give him an inch.  We must be careful that we do not make any room for the devil in our lives.  We must check our thoughts, our actions, and our beliefs to make sure they are in…
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September 7, 2022 0

God is On Your Side

VERSE:  Psalm 118:6, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:  what can man do unto me?” What a promise!  God is on your side, and He has never lost a battle!  The devil will send things in your path to try to cause you to fear, but you are victorious! Don’t let…
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August 28, 2022 0


VERSE:  I John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I am grateful to know that God forgives us of our sins when we ask Him into our heart.  But I am also grateful to know that daily,…
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August 24, 2022 0

A Pattern of Good Works

VERSE:  Titus 2:7 –  “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:  in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,” There is a standard for us to live revealed to us in this verse.  In all things, that means in every situation, regardless of the circumstance, whether in good times or in bad times, we…
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August 21, 2022 0

Be Patient in the Lord

VERSE:  James 5:8, “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts:  for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.” Trusting in the Lord brings peace, happiness, and genuine joy.  However, sometimes we simply become impatient, and we jump ahead of God’s plan for our lives.  This impatience always causes us to do something we shouldn’t or…
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August 17, 2022 0

Faithful Friends

VERSE:  Mark 2:5 –  “When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” It matters with whom you are surrounded.  Those you keep near you can either draw you closer to Jesus or pull you away from Him.  Jesus has given us a community of…
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August 14, 2022 0

Don’t Speak in Anger

VERSE:  James 1:19-20 –  “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” Pay close attention to the order of the actions in this verse.  We are to be fast to listen, slow to speak, and…
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August 10, 2022 0

The Love of God

VERSE:  II Thessalonians 3:5 – “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” Patiently waiting isn’t an easy task.  But, when we are patiently waiting on the Lord with a heart that fully trusts Him and is confident that He knows best, then we can…
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August 7, 2022 0

Jesus has Overcome the World

VERSE:  John 16:33 – “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” The devil isn’t going to stop trying to discourage and defeat you.  However, the devil can only gain the victory if…
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August 3, 2022 0

Only Trust Him

VERSE:  Genesis 22:5: “And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.” We pick this verse up in the 22nd chapter of Genesis as God has instructed Abraham to go and take his only son Isaac…
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July 31, 2022 0

Trust and Obey

VERSE:  Genesis 7:5: “And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.” Wow, this verse declares the obedience of Noah.  He did everything according to what God had instructed him to do.  He did not build the ark according to his plans or add his thoughts or ideas. He followed exactly everything God…
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July 27, 2022 0

Set Your Affections Above

VERSE:  Colossians 3:2 –  “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” The Bible tells us that Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).  We are also told that He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  These are but two of the promises…
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July 24, 2022 0

The word is very nigh unto thee …

Do you ever find it easier to obey God’s laws than to yield your heart to Him; that it’s easier to perform for Him than to love Him? Do you ever feel that this is an unattainable goal? And yet, this is Christ’s greatest commandment, isn’t it? In Matthew 22:37-38, Christ commands us to :…
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July 22, 2022 0

God Will Help You

VERSE:  Isaiah 41:13 – “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” There is much comfort in knowing that God holds your hand and has promised to help you.  This is a promise you can count on.  No wonder God tells us not…
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July 20, 2022 0

The Faithfulness of God

Song: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” By Thomas Chisholm 1 Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; there is no shadow of turning with Thee; hou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; as Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. Refrain:  Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I…
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July 17, 2022 0