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BUILDING ON A SOLID FOUNDATION

It is so crucial that we build our lives on a solid foundation: not on materialism or earthy things. those things will crumble and fall apart.  I might add that this pertains to every aspect of life.  Nothing built on a soft foundation will last.  If a marriage is built simply on the flesh, it…

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NEVER GIVE UP ON GOD

As I write this devotion, it is my fervent prayer that you will stay with God and trust Him for the rest of your life. Never give up on God. He has the power to bless you in ways you may not be able to comprehend. The songwriter wrote, “He may not come when you…

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NO ONE IS ALWAYS GOOD

I have been so blessed to share with you these daily devotions.  Prayerfully, they have been a blessing to you as you read them.  I can say without a doubt they have encouraged me, blessed me, and even convicted me. I, like every individual, am subject to the same things I write about.  I realize…

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NEVER STOP FEARING THE LORD

In far too many cases, we have lost our fear of the Lord.  This word has many meanings. When I speak of fear, I’m not saying we are afraid of the Lord, or He is going to rain down on us with harshness.  In this case, I am speaking of fear as reverence and respect. …

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LIFT HIM UP

There are times when I’m torn between traditional worship and contemporary worship.  I have come to really embrace change and have a love for gospel and contemporary music, but I must admit I have a deep love for the hymns of the church. They bless my soul in so many ways.  Many of them cause…

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GOD LOVES ONE WHO GIVES CHEERFULLY

If there is one area in the church that is difficult for the believers to hear or for the proclaimer to preach without being criticized, it’s those times when money is mentioned.  For some reason, money makes people feel uncomfortable.  Far too often people complain and whine about the offerings in the church.  When the…

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GOD SHOWS NO FAVORITISM

One of the many attributes of God is He loves all of us.  This might be hard for some of us to understand.  If we are honest, we have experienced favoritism in some way.  Not only have we experienced it, but also in far too many cases, we have shown it. I have said to…

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LOVE GOD, SERVE PEOPLE

Our mission at Bethlehem is to love God and serve people. I’ve constantly reminded the congregation this is far more than a saying, for it is who we are and what we do.  As you walk through our sanctuary you will see the words “Love God, Serve People” on the wall. This is our mandate;…

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LET YOUR CONVERSATION BE GRACIOUS

I remember vividly the words expressed by one of our callers on the Morning Prayer line.  The caller talked about the importance of our conversation being pleasant and using pleasant words.  That is so important, for as believers we cannot use words to hurt or disrespect another child of God.  Our conversation should always give…

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ONE MUST BE SPIRITUAL TO UNDERSTAND TRUTH

No matter where we are on our journey, or how much knowledge we may possess, in order to fully understand the truth, we must be connected to God.  We must not look at things from the worldly view, but from a supernatural view. We cannot fully comprehend the Word of God in the flesh; we…

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