“Practicing The Fifth”

“Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12).

Message summary: Today let us affirm our resolve once again to faithfully practice the Fifth Commandment to honor our father and mother. For children this is expressed by obeying our parents. For adults it’s expressed by living a life that will bring them honor while we also treat them with respect and dignity.

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“The Long Haul”

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58). “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

Message summary: Whatever your circumstances, however serious your situation, regardless of how long you’ve waited; keep believing, obeying, and praying. We will reap a harvest; that’s the assurance we receive directly from Scripture for the long haul!

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“We Are Just A Vapor”

“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). “But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God, the eternal King” (Jeremiah 10:10).

Message summary: This life is all we now know and thus seems wholly significant unless we develop and nurture an eternal perspective.

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“Honoring God”

“For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened” (Romans 1:21). “Those who honor Me I will honor” (1 Samuel 2:30). “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created” (Revelation 4:11).

Message summary: “Those who honor me I will honor”. This is a timeless Biblical principle that applies to individuals, families, churches and even nations.

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“Healthy Craving”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6). “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good” (1 Peter 2:2-3).

Message summary: For all believers spiritual hunger is a vital sign of spiritual health.

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“Living In Green Pastures”

“Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass” (Mark 6:39). “He makes me lie down in green pastures” (Psalm 23:2). “They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The LORD is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him'” (Psalm 92:14,15).

Message summary:  A vital spiritual truth to encourage you today: Our progress in spiritual growth, like the green grass or the green leaves on a tree, is mostly a result of the composite, accumulative effect of being exposed to spiritually enriching nutrients over time.

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“Yonder Sacred Throng”

“Because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9,10).

Message summary: Today we consider that eventful moment when we will begin singing God’s eternal praises with the blessed eternal “yonder sacred throng”!

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“For Such A Worm As I”

“How then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure? If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in His eyes, how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot—a human being, who is only a worm!” (Job 25:4-6). “But I am a worm and not a man” (Psalm 22:6). “What a wretched man I am!” (Romans 7:24a).

Message summary: We must recognize the awful extent of sin and that our only hope exists in God’s redemption through Jesus Christ.

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Alas! And did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

“Embedded Rock”

“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Message summary: Most of us have some “embedded rock” in our lives, some people way more than others. Sometimes we can remove the rock, other times God gives us the grace to deal with it.

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“Thy Will Be Done”

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that’” (James 4:13-15).

Message summary: “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live.” What peace is afforded to those who can truly make this declaration from the heart, especially during times when life’s circumstances just doesn’t make sense to our natural way of thinking.

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