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1 Samuel 15

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1 Samuel 15 How easy is it to be self deceived. We are given instruction by the Lord then only partially obey. Yet we are quick to point out reasons for not obeying fully. We blame others or we rationalize with ourselves and the Lord that we know best. Although there are consequences to our sin and disobedience we should be ever so thankful the Lord does not deal with us ...

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Word of the Day: Psalm 50:18-20 & 53:1-4

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We are in some really interesting times. We see the depravity of men and women all around. We are living in a society that everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes. There is no fear of God! Psalm 53:1-4. I can become so complacent that I am just as guilty as they are. Do I condone sin? Psalm 50:18-20. Do I fear the Lord? I catch myself thinking at times wondering ...

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Word of the Day: Exodus 19-20, Matthew 18:21-35

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Exodus 19-20, Matthew 18:21-35 We have been reading about God's continue providing for the Nation of Israel as He continues to lead them to the promise land. We have seen several times were God has said He is testing them. We have also seen several times how they are so rebellious in complaining about their circumstances but yet God is so faithful to continue to provide a...

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Word of the Day: Exodus 7-8, Matthew 15:1-20

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Exodus 7-8, Matthew 15:1-20 I have been praying and asking the Lord what he wants me to learn these past few days. I prayed the same prayer last night before I went to sleep. Then this morning in our reading it became a little clearer. We are given a new heart once we surrender our lives to Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17. But I still fight the flesh. We have covered the parabl...

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Word of the Day: Lamentations 3:20-26

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Lamentations 3:20-26 We are back from a quick trip to Dallas for the funeral of my 26 year old nephew. Thank you for your prayers as we saw God's amazing grace and protection throughout our trip. Just to give you a few examples of what I mean. We drove through 9 hours of solid rain. I mean rain not drizzles. We arrived safely. We were able to serve as much as we could and...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 23, 24 Matthew 7

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Genesis 23, 24 Matthew 7 I was finishing my quite time this morning moving a head in the daily reading so when you read the blog it would be where the daily reading is that we are going through as a church body and not a day behind. I received a message to call my dad which at that time of day is unusual unless something is wrong. My dad informed me that Becky my sister ...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 20, 21, 22 Matthew 6:19-34

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Genesis 20, 21, 22 Matthew 6:19-34 Can you imagine being promised to be the father of a great nation through your wife in an old age. Then to see this promised fulfilled by the birth of a son but then be asked to sacrifice your only son. Why? Was this son now an idol and more important than the Lord? Was this incredible faith knowing God had bigger plans than what we huma...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 18, 19 Matthew 6:1-18

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Genesis 18, 19 Matthew 6:1-18 Is anything if possible for God? I know the answer to that question. Do I live life consistent to that answer when faced with difficult situations. I would like to say yes but being honest I struggle with it just as Abraham and Sarah did with the promise they have been hearing for years. God is faithful and is going to bring us to that realit...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 16, 17 Matthew 5:27-48

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Genesis 16, 17 Matthew 5:27-48 It is so easy to read and wonder what were people thinking. God had just promised Abram a child and that he would be blessed and be the father of many. Then we see how Abram an Sarai take matters into their own hands. Then I reflect back and see how I take matters into my own hands without even praying. I forget the promise just as quick as ...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 13, 14, 15 Matthew 5:1-26

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Genesis 13, 14, 15 Matthew 5:1-26 Abram understood where his blessing came from. Abram's righteousness came from believing in God's promises. His worship of God was evident as he built altars and sacrificed to the Lord. People knew God was with Abram. In Matthew 5 we see Jesus giving the sermons or beatitudes. Can people see that I am a true follower of Christ? Do I get p...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 10, 11, 12 Matthew 4

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Genesis 10, 11, 12 Matthew 4 Genesis we are now introduced to Abram. Here we see his obedience to the Lord when called to leave his home and family. Then in Matthew we see Jesus being led by the Spirit to the wilderness where He will fast for forty days and nights then be tempted by Satan. Later in the chapter we see the calling of the Disciples. The Disciples immediately...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 7, 8, 9 Matthew 3

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Genesis 7, 8, 9 Matthew 3 We just read about the flood. I often wonder when I am in this part of Scripture why God did not just start all over. Why did He save Noah? We see that Noah was considered to be righteous before the Lord. His faith is remarkable in the fact God told him to build a ark and he does. There is only one way into the ark and God shuts Noah and his fami...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 4, 5, 6, & Matthew 2

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Genesis 4, 5, 6, & Matthew 2 Cain an Able present offerings to the Lord. I have not seen any instructions on what the offering is suppose to be but we see that the Lord was pleased with Abel's offering and not Cain's. Then we we see Cain's countenance change. The Lord then visits with Cain about the sin that is crouching at his door. God has just given Cain away out o...

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Word of the Day: Genesis 1, 2, 3 & Matthew 1

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Genesis 1,2,3 & Matthew 1 As we start a new year I will be joining the rest of wvBc in the reading plan announced on Sunday of reading the Bible through in the year. I like the fact we start in Genesis for a new start to the year. We start a new year with the book known as the origin or beginning. Chapter 1 has the creation account. As I was sitting eating breakfast w...

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Word of the Day: John 18

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John 18 The truth! So what is the truth? This is a question that Pilate asks Jesus. I find this so interesting. Prior to Pilate asking the question about what is the truth in the last part of John 18:37 Jesus said, "He came into the world to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears Jesus voice." The truth is standing right in front of Pilate when he ask th...

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Word of the Day: John 13-14

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John 14 We just arrived home from Tulsa last night where we had the great privilege to watch Christopher graduate. The ceremony was very well done. It starts off as any commencement with the precession of everyone involved in the proceedings. Then the University Chaplin comes to the podium to lead us in a prayer. I am praying along with him and I hear others around me agr...

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Word of the Day: 2 Corinthians 2:15-16

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2 Corinthians 2:15-16 As Cathi and I are going through the study of Real Marriage with our community group we were challenged with coming up with a family vision or mission statement. Cathi and I prayed for a week seeking the Lord on what would be become our verse we could use to reflect that vision or mission. We came across 2 Corinthians 2:15-16. 15 For we are a fragra...

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Word of the Day: Ephesians 5-6

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Ephesians 5-6 Just today I was in a situation at work I was not very happy about. Putting in long hours during a recruit class comes with my position. I do not look for a lot of recognition and fact my goal is to keep as much off my bosses plate as possible and continue to run the program as smooth as possible focusing on serving the recruits and the other recruit trainin...

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Word of the Day: Proverbs 22:3; Psalm 51; Isaiah 1

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Proverbs 22:3; Psalm 51; Isaiah 1 Today there is a common theme about sin and what God wants us to do. He is even giving a warning in the Proverbs verse about being aware of sin and that a prudent man sees the evil coming and avoids the sin. I catch myself many times battling the mind. When I am doing my yard it seems that I do a lot of thinking to myself which is very da...

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Word of the Day: Galatians 3

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Galatians 3 The purpose of the law is the fact it leads people to Jesus as they now come to the conclusion they are sinners and could never keep the law. (Romans 3:23) This is a great reminder to bring in God's Word about sin when witnessing. Sometimes I find myself trying to explain the Deity of Jesus and forgetting to bring in the law into the gospel. Another thing thi...

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Word of the Day: Galatians 1

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Galatians 1 In Galatians 1:12 Paul talks about receiving the gospel through a revelation through Jesus Christ and not from man which reminds me that God opens the heart to the truth of Jesus. My call is to make sure I am giving the truth of the gospel and not a man centered gospel. They need the truth of Jesus. I remember having people speak the truth to me. I am glad the...

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A Thought From Larry

I would like to clarify something that was brought to my attention from the blog on October 4. First what God was teaching me is the fact that when I seek some ones forgiveness at times I am not doing it with a sorrowful heart and true repentance of a wrong I have committed against the individual. God showed me that I was going through the motion of seeking forgiveness bec...

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Word of the Day: 2 Corinthians 7:9-11

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2 Corinthians 7:9-11 Like I said yesterday God seems to bring the right Scripture to me when I need it. In these verses Paul is talking about true repentance and what true repentance looks like and where it is driven from. I find myself many times saying will you forgive me but is this just because I know we are to seek forgiveness. Is it truly repentance as Paul describe...

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Word of the Day: Psalm 19

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Psalm 19 I love how God's Word restores the soul at the right time. Seems like every time I start getting stressed no matter whether I am dealing with things from work, church, or people in general and I get my focus off the one true thing I should be focusing on God brings the right passage along. As the week begins my prayer is that the words of our Lord will permeate m...

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Word of the Day: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6

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2 Corinthians 4:1-6 What an incredible passage to start the new month with for me personally. I am getting ready to start a new recruit class October 3. This means I will be working with 7 new recruit training officers and 44 recruits for the next 13 weeks. My prayer will be that they will see the light of Jesus through me as I have a great opportunity to lead and serve t...

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