Category Archives: Bible

Daily Dose of Encouragement

Proverbs 16:20, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” Smart management of an issue will lead to success. That is self-evident, but always consider the source. We are reading … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Encourgement

Romans 8:37, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Everyone loves a winner, including believers. Our problem is when we confuse what God means by conqueror with what the world means. Take … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Encouragement 

1 Thessalonians 5:15, “See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.” What do we do when we are unappreciated, unwanted, unloved, and rejected by … Continue reading

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Do Christians Get Depressed?

Christians get depressed too. (That is actually the title of a small and well written book  by David Murray which helpfully deals with the misconception that true Christians do not get depressed.) I’ve never understood the people who think otherwise. … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Encouragement

Hebrews 4:10, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.” God created the universe and all matter in six days, and on the seventh He rested, because the work … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Encouragement

1 Peter 4:1, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;” God the Son left glory and robed … Continue reading

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Stay with the Stuff!

The Bible is the only resource that is adequate to fuel our faith (2 Timothy 3:16). Therefore, we must saturate our hearts and minds with Scripture. Continue reading

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New Study Beginning at Rodgers Baptist Church

In August of 2006 my family vacationed on the beaches of Hilton Head, SC. During the middle of that week we visited nearby downtown Savannah, GA; an interesting place that is perfect for a walking tour because of the many city squares and … Continue reading

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The End of the Matter at the Start of the Year

Ecclesiastes is a very modern book in the sense of speaking to the dilemmas and frustrations that strike us as so contemporary to our own experience while providing very practical and pastoral answers to those dilemmas. The thesis of the … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Darrell and Carla Sparks!

Last night I was privileged to participate in an event celebrating Darrell and Carla Sparks’ 25 years of ministry at the Dearborn Baptist Church of Aurora, IN. That congregation has been exceedingly blessed and well-served for its entire existence by … Continue reading

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