Monthly Archives: August 2022

I Will Sing of Your Love Forever

“Jesus loves me this I know” is a simple but profound truth. That the creator of all things loves me with a steadfast, undying love, is positively amazing. It was that truth, God’s love, that set the Psalmist’s heart to singing, and singing, and singing. Continue reading

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All Things to All People

The gospel is a message for all people of all languages and cultures. God’s message of love must be communicated to each of those cultures in a way that they can really understand it. Continue reading

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Strengthened by Joy

After years and years of neglect, the scripture had been uncovered. Ezra got all the people together in one place and began to read the law. Continue reading

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Building Up or Tearing Down

Tearing down is simple. Building up is an art. Anyone can criticize; it takes no great skill to see the problems. It takes a real leader not to be distracted by the words that tear down; to keep to the task despite criticism. Continue reading

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Bending God’s Ear

Awestruck by his greatness, amazed by his abounding love toward him, David always knew where to turn. Continue reading

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Constructive Praying

People of prayer must also be people of action. While people of prayer know how to wait until the right time, they don’t procrastinate their obedience when God opens the door. Continue reading

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Hope for the Hopeless

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” “There is always hope.” How do these two expressions fit together? Somehow Ezra’s story twists and turns through those two clichés. Continue reading

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Seeking the Blessing of God

God was showing his blessing in many ways, but there was continued need for the blessing of God. So Ezra and the people began to fast and pray for more of his blessing. Continue reading

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The Hand of the Lord

God blessed Ezra in extraordinary ways because “the hand of the Lord” was “on him.” The hand of the Lord being upon you is his blessing. Continue reading

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The Eye of God

God has been watching his people. As they have begun to turn to him, he has turned toward them; he is watching out for them. Continue reading

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