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Jul 18
Sam Crabtree
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,...
Jul 18
Sam Crabtree
 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”—James 4:6 And a few verses later: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.—James 4:10 God is the source of enablement....
Jul 17
Sam Crabtree
While on vacation I journaled 27 pages of reflections on Scripture. The next three days are some excerpts. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.—James 3...
Jul 14
Bryan DeWire
This is a four-part series of excerpts from books I read while on vacation. From Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, by Glenn Beck . . . Shouldn’t we quit marketing murder as a game? The founders wrote in the Second Amendment that our right to...
Jul 12
Bryan DeWire
How can we prepare for the possibility that active persecution of believers in the U.S. may be a reality in the near future? This question was answered by Pastor David Livingston. Jesus told us how to prepare by saying, “Blessed are those who are...
Jul 11
Sam Crabtree
This is a four-part series of excerpts from books I read while on vacation. From Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem, by Robert D. Jones . . . Our anger is our whole-personed active response of negative moral judgment against...
Jul 9
Sam Crabtree
This is a four-part series of excerpts from books I read while on vacation. From Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, by Paul Tripp . . .  Many pastors have a disconnect between public pastoral persona and...
Jul 9
Sam Crabtree
This is a four-part series of excerpts from books I read while on vacation. From The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters, by Al Mohler . . . Leaders are made better by other leaders. When a leader walks into the room, a...
Jul 8
Bryan DeWire
Note: This is the last day that Pastor Sam’s assistant, Bryan DeWire, will be filling in for him on the blog. The following is an excerpt from my application in a sermon I preached entitled, “The Faithfulness of God and the Righteousness of Israel:...
Jul 5
Bryan DeWire
Note: While Pastor Sam is on vacation, his assistant, Bryan DeWire, will be filling in for him on the blog. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting...
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