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“The Man Who Almost Gave Up His Faith” (Psalm 73 sermon)

One of the best known memoirs of the Holocaust is Night by Elie Wiesel. Wiesel was a devout Jew before his experience in the Nazi death camps, but his time there destroyed his faith. He wrote, “Why, but why should I … Continue reading

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An Important Perspective For Prayer

“In Your righteousness deliver me …” (Psalm 31:1b) As David calls out to the Lord for deliverance in Psalm 31, this is an important little statement because of its correct perspective about our prayers and what we “deserve.”  David asks … Continue reading

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“Straining Gnats & Swallowing Camels”

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting … Continue reading

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A Terrifying Prospect

I was reviewing James Chapters 1 & 2 on the way to the office yesterday when all of the sudden, one of the verses sent shudders down my spine: 

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Are Your Thoughts Just?

Proverbs 12:5 declares: “The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.” Like many Proverbs, this verse gives a striking parallel between the righteous and the wicked. Most of us would undoubtedly tend to … Continue reading

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Does God Not See?

Psalm 10:11 describes the wicked: “He says to himself, ‘God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it.’” One of the qualities of the unrighteous, this passage tells us, is that they do not believe that … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Judgment

Psalm 9:8 says: “And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.” This is a needed reminder for many of us. It can be difficult to watch wicked people — or those … Continue reading

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