Solitude

Jesus often yearned for solitude. Not solitude for the sake of solitude, but solitude for the purpose of prayer. In Luke 4:1-12, after Jesus was baptized, he spent forty days praying in the wilderness. After this He was unsuccessfully tempted by Satan, and then he began His public work as...

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Those Who Are With Us

The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was...

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Wait for the Lord

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; 2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. 3 If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul...

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Social Distancing

Social Distancing has become part of everyone’s vocabulary during the last few weeks. Hoping to slow the spread of the Corona virus, it has become habit for us to stay at least six feet apart from one another. But in Jesus’ day, there was another sort of social distancing.

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No Fear

Have No Fear “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear...

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Awake or Asleep

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” -1 Thessalonian 5:9-11 Your...

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Doing Good

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galatians 6:9-10 We are all aware...

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Not By Bread Alone

1 Kings 17 “Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” 2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in...

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My Refuge

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.  I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” -Psalm 16:1,2 Day by day we have received many directives from state and federal authorities on how to keep ourselves and our neighbors...

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Come Home

“There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered...

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