What prompted the Lord to declare David a man after His own heart

What prompted the Lord to declare David a man after His own heart

You probably know David as the man whom the Lord identified as a man after His own heart, but do you know why the Lord made that statement? Saul had offered a burnt sacrifice when he should not have done it, and because he did not obey the Lord, Samuel said,

“You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now the Lord would have…

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Here’s what will draw others in: ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’

Here’s what will draw others in: ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’

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Balance, said the flamboyant Ira North. So when we hit the false doctrines — and we should hit them, make no mistake about it — shouldn’t we also draw out the postive truth of Scripture and let that light draw people to the beauty of the Lord?

When people cried at the reading of the Word, the strong governor Nehemiah said, “the joy of the Lord is your strength” Neh 8.10. (more…)

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Did some Pharisees care for Jesus?

Did some Pharisees care for Jesus?

Not every Pharisee opposed Jesus, but when some of them discovered a plot by Herod to kill Jesus, they warned Him, and then He had something to say about Herod, and about His own death,

On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, “Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and…

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Disparate results

The QBT post on “Alcohol and Women” gets 5 times more hits than “Fear and Grace.” What’s up with that?

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Things Change — God Doesn’t

Things Change — God Doesn’t

===== Thursday’s Thought For The Day (Apr. 17, 2014) =====

THINGS CHANGE — GOD DOESN’T

A family went to one of those restaurants where the walls are plastered with movie memorabilia. The grandmother went to see the hostess about reserving a table. When she returned, she found her 10-year-old granddaughter staring at a poster of Superman standing in a phone booth. She looked puzzled.

“She doesn’t…

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The foggy mind

mental-fogHave you ever been in a mental fog? Thinking is slow, memory fails in key points, the senses fail to register properly. Sometimes it can be hard to shake. Sometimes it might have some physiological cause behind it. More often, it’s a set of circumstances that leads to a temporary stupor. Diet, sleep, stress, environment can all contribute to dull the senses.

Some people seem to live in a…

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Our goal to please God

Our goal to please God

“Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more” 1 Thessalonians 4:1.

When we justify our choices by our situation, we live in order to please ourselves as Eve did when she “saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for…

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Quotable saying on worldliness in the church

Quotable saying on worldliness in the church

Jim Dearman (of Good News Today) was our guest speaker for our gospel meeting this past week, and last night he delivered an excellent sermon on “Putting the Cart Before the Horse”.

One of the things that he talked about was the negative influence of worldliness in the church and I jotted down a couple of things that he said, and I wanted to pass along one of them this morning.

In relation to Col…

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The self-help section

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by Stan Mitchell

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help’” (Ronald Reagan, August 1986).

There is an old African joke where the Tanzanians, who are socialist, accuse Kenyans, who are capitalists, of being a “dog eat dog society.” The Kenyans have an answer, however. They say that Tanzanians are a “dog eat nothing society.” Which…

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