PLEASED TO BRUISE HIM
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PLEASED TO BRUISE HIM

PLEASED TO BRUISE HIM “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand”. (Isaiah 53:10) Every sin, sickness, and […]

HIS EMOTIONAL PAIN
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HIS EMOTIONAL PAIN

HIS EMOTIONAL PAIN “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground”. (Luke 22:44) It is interesting that Luke is the only one of the gospel writers to mention that Jesus’ sweat was “great drops of blood.” This is […]

great ministry
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GREAT MINISTRY

GREAT MINISTRY “And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them”. (Mark 1:31) How did Peter’s mother-in-law minister to Jesus and His disciples? Did she sit them down and preach to them? Certainly not. Yet sometimes people think the only […]

whatsinyourhand
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WHAT’S IN YOUR HAND

WHAT’S IN YOUR HAND 1 PETER 5:5-11 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). My youngest son was almost three before he talked. There was nothing wrong with him; he was smarter than the rest of us. Why should he talk when he had three people who got […]

Who's listening
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WHO’S LISTENING

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans. 8:31). When Jesus instructed His disciples in faith, He told them to speak to the mountain (Mark 11:23). The occasion for this lesson was a dead fig tree Jesus had just spoken to the day before. […]

FAITH COMES BY THE WORD
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FAITH COMES BY THE WORD

“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) A good example of this truth in action is the story of John the Baptist in prison. Jesus used the Word of God to rouse John’s faith—to get him out of doubt and unbelief. John was alone and despondent, so he sent […]

UNCLOG YOUR PIPE
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UNCLOG YOUR PIPE

UNCLOG YOUR PIPE, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened”. (Romans 1:21) Faith is your positive response to what God has already given you by grace. Many people don’t understand this. When they feel empty, […]