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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Remembering a hard day's work
Posted Tuesday, August 25, at 1:00 PM
I thought I would write about the matter of work today. The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Thessalonians about being good workers. He reminded them that he worked physically even when he was doing his missionary work. They were expected to do the same. He wrote in II Thessalonians 2:10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, if any would not work, neither should he eat." I'm sure he was talking to able bodied men...

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A short prayer
Posted Tuesday, July 28, at 11:32 AM

Last Sunday I spoke about a godly man that I had never spoken about in my entire life in the ministry. His name is mentioned in no other place in the bible. There are only two verses that say anything about him. Since they are so few in number I will now write them. You might like to open a bible to I Chronicles 4:9-10 and keep it open as you read my article...

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Macey Cemetery
Posted Tuesday, July 21, at 1:00 PM

I always try to include a scripture at least in every article. This week it is from John 11:43ff. It says, "And when he had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, loose him and let him go."...

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Precious memories
Posted Tuesday, July 14, at 11:51 AM

I begin with a scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1 "Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." This verse is good advise. Trust in the Lord when you are young and give your whole life to Him...

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A trip to remember
Posted Tuesday, June 16, at 4:16 PM

I can't remember ever writing about an eleventh grade school trip we took to St. Louis, Mo. But first I want to share a scripture. "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed to thy word. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin again thee."...

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Blessings come from being faithful
Posted Tuesday, June 9, at 1:37 PM

After the winning and settlement of the 12 tribes of Israel, their great leader died at the age of 110 years. The Lord had ruled through Moses and Joshua. After Joshua the Lord used men to do his ruling through a group called judges. The names of these judges were Othneil, Deborah, Guideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon and Samson...

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Inflation continues
Posted Tuesday, May 5, at 2:51 PM

First off, I give a great scripture: When Joshua was about to lead the Hebrew people into the land the Lord had promised them, he gave them a very important warning. They were to obey the Lord in every way. Then Moses spoke and said unto them, "But if you will not do so, behold ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out."...

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Do what is right
Posted Tuesday, April 28, at 11:36 AM

In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Izaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord. And he said, remember me now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart,and have done that which is good in thy sight, and Hezekiah wept sore."...

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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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