Life is a Gift

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“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11 In this verse, we see three things mentioned: a path, a presence, and pleasures. … Continued

First Full Week of Fall!

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Have you heard the phrase, “Fall is the best time of all”? Fall is certainly a time of change from the summer heat to cooler temperatures (lows in the 50s and highs in the 80s in Alabama). Schools are in … Continued

Jesus – Saviour & King

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Queen Elizabeth became ruler of her country in 1952 and reigned for 70 years. When she became queen, she asked God to give her wisdom and strength to fulfill her duties and that she might faithfully serve Him all the … Continued

Stating the Christian’s Position

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One of the main articles in the current Sword of the Lord (available in the foyer) states that there is a “Last Day’s War” within the churches. No one wants to express a position which would appear to be against … Continued

Challenging Days

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In a recent conversation with a friend, the comment was made that these are crazy days in which we are living. I believe to a certain degree that is true! While our lives have not drastically changed, there is an … Continued

MAKING A MISTAKE

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It happens to all of us. We’re in a situation where we have to perform, make a decision, or accomplish something important, and instead, we fail. The outcome isn’t pleasant and we are embarrassed. The reality, of course, is that … Continued

Happiness

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If you were to go around asking people what would make them happier, you’d get answers like a new car, a bigger house, a raise in pay, winning a lottery, a face-lift, more kids, fewer kids, a new restaurant to … Continued

A Lesson from Potatoes

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A farmer, carrying a bag of potatoes on his back, was asked by a skeptic, “How do you know you are saved?” The farmer took a few steps, then dropped the bag and said, “How do I know I have … Continued

All in All

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Many years ago, a pastor called the local paper with the topic for his Sunday sermon: “The Lord is My Shepherd.” “Is that all?” asked the editor. The pastor replied, “That’s enough.” He was amused and blessed when he read … Continued

Praise the Lord for the Rain!

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We don’t realize how blessed we are until something that has been a blessing to us has been taken away. We have had record or near-record temperatures here in Northern Alabama and we have needed rain. It rained hard last … Continued