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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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Rahab: Part 1
Posted Thursday, May 15, at 8:37 AM

Today I will write about a woman most bible students know as Rahab. She is mentioned in three places in the bible. Those places are Joshua Chapter 2 and Chapter 6. The second place is Hebrews Chapter 11, and the third time is James 2 and verse 25. She must have been a well-known woman who lived in the city of Jericho. The bible says her house was right next to the inside wall that surrounded the city...

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Rahab: Part II
Posted Thursday, May 15, at 8:36 AM

I was unable to complete my article about Rahab the "harlot" so I will complete it this week. We saw how this woman was useful to the Hebrews as they made their entrance into Canaan, the Promised Land. I would suggest the bad word "harlot" indicates her profession in younger days. I say this because the other times she is mentioned in the bible she is a more upstanding woman than the former woman of ill repute...

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Gardening time
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 2:23 PM

It is about time for me to do an old-time article. This will be up to date but something many of us do, make a garden. But first, a verse of scripture. When Job was in the greatest of his misery when Satan took hold of him and even his wife suggested he curse God and let God kill him, he responded, Job 2:9-10, "Then said his wife unto him. ...

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Following the spirit
Posted Tuesday, April 8, at 12:02 PM

In the book of Acts there is a wonderful account of missionary work being carried out throughout the Holy Land of Israel. The disciples were being faithful to proclaim Christ as the Son of God who had given his life on the cross to save mankind. In Acts, Chapter 8, we read of the conversion of the Apostle Paul and numerous other people who became believers...

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Psalm to live by
Posted Tuesday, March 18, at 1:28 PM

So many of the Psalms are ascribed as written by David, King of Israel. In my bible it says this is one by David. But we must remember that these designations were not a part of the sacred manuscripts but were so designated by the translators from the original language. ...

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Riding the combine
Posted Tuesday, March 11, at 3:34 PM

Today I will have a short scripture written by the prophet Micah. It reads like this. "Woe to them that devise iniquity upon their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hands." There is another scripture, " Be sure your sins will find you out."...

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Barefoot days
Posted Tuesday, March 4, at 4:26 PM

Today is the time for another oldie of the years past. First, a scripture: It is from I Timothy 5:8. It says, "But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." My parents for sure believed and practiced it. Most parents that had families back in old times did and demonstrated it by working hard and raising their families...

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A thorn in the flesh
Posted Tuesday, February 11, at 4:37 PM

In II Timothy 12 1ff the Apostle Paul tells about a man who had an unusual spiritual experience. He had a view of heaven we can only speculate about. It was such a wonderful experience that Paul was fascinated about it. It must have been much like the disciples had at the transfiguration of Christ. ...

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