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Rejoice in the Lord's word
Posted Tuesday, March 17, at 4:29 PM
So much of my time concerning the bible is spent in looking for scriptures to speak on or write about. But in doing so I read a lot from the bible. But what I really enjoy doing is to have some free time just to read from it to feed my own soul. There is a difference...

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Forgiveness
Posted Tuesday, February 3, at 9:42 AM

Jesus often made statements that posed a problem to the mind. Today I will look at one of those times. He talked to his disciples (we are included) about the matter of forgiving people of things that they do to us that hurt us. He mentioned as we live it is impossible to never be hurt...

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A little known good man:
Posted Tuesday, January 27, at 1:32 PM

In my reflection this week I am introducing a Christian Church man who is little known and mentioned a couple of times in the bible. His name is Tychicus. You read most about him from which Paul wrote of him. In Colossians 4:7-8 we read, "All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord: whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother who is one of you. ...

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An Old Cemetery
Posted Tuesday, December 30, at 9:39 AM

In the book of James 4:13-15 it is written "Go to now, ye that say, today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there for a year and buy and sell, and get gain: whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say if the Lord wills, we will do this or that." We will die and usually are buried in the grave...

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Christmas thoughts
Posted Tuesday, December 23, at 9:48 AM

I know my co-writer, Brother John Henson, has already said something about Christmas but I want to say a word and share a reflection about the times of Christmas past. First let me write from Luke 2:8ff. "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. ...

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More blessed to give than to receive
Posted Tuesday, December 2, at 1:18 PM

This week I received a mail out from the Monette First Baptist Church. I thought those who read the reflection would like to have it shared with them. Many are people who share with others from time to time. The article was entitled "A Trick.' It goes like this:...

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The Lord meets our needs
Posted Tuesday, November 4, at 11:33 AM

The scriptures tell us in a lot of places to trust in the Lord and He will meet our needs. I believe that. Now let me say first of all that Jesus does not say He will take care of the lazy and useless person that will not work for his living. A verse of scripture says that if a person will not work we shouldn't worry about him...

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Memories from childhood
Posted Tuesday, October 28, at 1:43 PM

I will start with a scripture today and end with an oldie. Proverbs 3:13ff reads like this "Happy is the man that finest wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all things that thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her....She is a tree of life to them that lay a hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retaineth her."...

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Memories
Posted Tuesday, September 30, at 2:38 PM

It has been awhile since I wrote an oldie. Today I will write another one. But first, a scripture: Psalm 3:1-4, "Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield to me, my glory, and the lifter of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah."...

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Our merciful Lord
Posted Tuesday, September 23, at 11:50 AM

We often hear a person of the bible remark about some scripture that is their favorite. I am thinking many of us are like that. However, all scripture is important but some are really meaningful in some special way. One of mine is the one I will be speaking of this week. It is Psalm 103. I like it for it gives us a clear and understanding view of God and something of God's view of mankind...

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Sin hurts more than self
Posted Tuesday, September 16, at 11:57 AM

We have often heard someone who as doing wrong and sinning against the Lord say, "Well, I know it is wrong but I do it anyway, after all it only hurts me." Never was anything ever said that was more untrue. Today we will see if my sin only hurts me. We can be sure that sin will hurt a person but also many other people as well. Read this and don't forget it...

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Proverbs full of wisdom
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 3:02 PM

I like to study the book of Proverbs in the bible. They are so clear and easy to understand. Anyone who would spend a lot of time learning them would become a wiser person. There is a verse and it is repeated two times. They are Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25. Both have exactly the same words. It reads, "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."...

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He is the rock and high tower
Posted Tuesday, September 2, at 3:29 PM

A few nights ago I spoke to my church about speaking favorably about the Lord. A scripture says, "Be ready to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." I Peter 3:15. My point was to always be ready to tell someone the wonderful things God has meant to us. ...

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Leave a good influence
Posted Tuesday, August 19, at 10:37 AM

A few weeks ago I spoke in my church about the life of a woman who had died. She had left such a good influence to so many women about her while she lived. I tried to say to my folks that this is what the Lord would like everyone, including the men, to try to do for those who know us...

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The final word
Posted Tuesday, August 5, at 4:01 PM

I would think that most people who have a bible in their home know the story of the Hebrew people taking the land of Canaan to be their homeland as they were promised by the Lord. I will ask a question. What must the inhabitants of Jericho experienced as the great number of people surrounded their city? We get a little idea from the words of Rehab who was a citizen of Jericho...

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The perfect sacrifice
Posted Tuesday, July 29, at 2:00 PM

Let me begin this article this time with a few scriptures from Chapter 10 of the book of Hebrews. In verses of this chapter the writer discusses the comparison of keeping the Law in order to be right with God and trusting in Christ who was crucified to save us by faith in his sacrifice for our salvation...

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Remaining faithful
Posted Tuesday, July 8, at 9:47 AM

There is one thing for sure, unless something happens to take us from this life while we are young, that is we will all come to old age. Age comes on us quickly and the older we get the years seem to get by so much quicker. This week I will discuss something of the older age of the Apostle Paul. ...

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Study to learn the truth
Posted Tuesday, July 1, at 1:23 PM

I was a very young man when I committed my life to the ministry, being just 19 years old. I was called by the Red Oak Baptist Church in 1953 to be their pastor. Right off I realized how much I needed to feed from the bible, God's eternal word, if I was going to be of help to my members...

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Pawheen: Article II
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 11:48 AM

I will start with a scripture: Psalm 117. It is short and has only two verses. "O praise the Lord all ye people, for his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord." Now, for the second part of my writing about Pawheen...

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Pawheen
Posted Tuesday, June 3, at 3:42 PM

It is time I deal with a special reflection of days gone by. But first good words from the Bible. "I have been young, and now I am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Psalm 37:25. For some time I have been thinking of a small community in extreme northeast Arkansas. ...

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