Thank God for his Word.  His Word guides us and leads us.  His Word gives us discernment and instructions for life.  I would argue strongly that it is more than just knowing His Word; it is living His Word.  What’s the gain if you are able to quote scripture, know it verbatim, and do not…

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LUKE 18:9-14 Jesus also told this parable to people who were sure of their own goodness and despised everybody else. “Once there were two men who went up to the Temple to pray: one was a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood apart by himself and prayed, ‘I thank you, God, that…

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Today’s devotion provides us instructions for godly living.  That is to say, as believers, we have to be careful how we judge people.  In far too many cases, countless people are so quick to judge others.  They judge them by their color, by their dress, even times by their conversation.  We are quick to point…

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Rev. EDWARD W. SMITH New Joy Missionary Baptist Church Listen to the lambs all a’crying …” these words begin a great choral composition, Listen to the Lambs, penned by the former director of the Hampton University Concert Choir, R. Nathaniel Dett. The piece was inspired by the prophet Isaiah’s encouragement to the children of Israel,…

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It is so important that when we encourage each other in love, we have a heart to warn those when we see them going astray.  We do not do the warning by being self-righteous, judgmental or egotistical.  Our warning comes out of our deep and abiding love we have for our brothers and sisters in…

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PASTOR JAMES I. JACKSON JR.† St. Paul Baptist Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania The parable of the Persistent Widow, also known as the parable of the Unjust Judge, demonstrates what Jesus asks of his followers in the face of the problems and the injustices every believer will experience—or about which we may need to pray and act.…

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As a people of God, we have an obligation to follow the will and the way of the Lord.  Far too often we speak so lightly on the fact that we live under grace and not the law.  Thanks be unto God we do live under grace, but we cannot ignore the commands and laws…

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Life’s burdens can drain us dry.  These words might sound familiar, but they are true.  I have said on more than one occasion that trouble, heartache and pain can wear you down.  You can be exhausted and find yourself depleted of inner strength, but thanks be unto God, we a find rest in Him, we…

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Rev. Dr. Alyn E. Waller – Sr. Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Philadelphia is a city with a rich history and limitless potential, but like many cities it has ignored—and often perpetuated—persistent systems of injustice that afflict the poor. It’s a city replete with faithful churches that are not working together. Loud voices of division…

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The love of God is rich and deep.  As we pray and seek His will and way, know that He will give us the strength that we need.  His love for us is unconditional and is not based upon how good we are but rather because of His deep and abiding love for us.  His…

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