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The God of the Second Chance

Jonah 3:1-5 (ESV) Jonah Goes to Nineveh 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in…

Have You Murdered Anyone Lately?

Matthew 5:21-22 (ESV) 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable…

Overcoming Obstacles

Luke 8:22-25 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Calms a Storm 22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, 23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with…

No Murder!

Exodus 20:13 13 “You shall not murder. Dear Friends in Christ,    I came across a true story recently about a 19 year old fellow from Washington, D.C. who was driving around our nation’s capital one day and according to his own testimony, he was bored.  So when he saw a 36 year old woman sitting…

Who’s In First?

Luke 13:22-30 The Narrow Door 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will…

Following the Light of God

2 Samuel 22:26-34 26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful,     to the blameless you show yourself blameless, 27 to the pure you show yourself pure,     but to the devious you show yourself shrewd. 28 You save the humble,     but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low. 29 You, Lord, are my lamp;     the Lord turns my darkness into light. 30 With…

Protecting Our Homes

Exodus 20:12 12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Dear Friends in Christ, Some years ago I read a great book written by a fellow named Dr. Kevin Leman.  He is a very funny yet very wise Christian psychologist and a prolific author of more…

No More Excuses

Isaiah 58:13-14 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath     and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight     and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way     and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then…

One Family, One Race, One Savior

Revelation 7:9-10 The Great Multitude in White Robes 9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in…

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Exodus 20:8-11 8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in…