Posts by Barry Lovett

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10/15/19 TO ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE, SUBTRACT BAD HABITS AND MULTIPLY GOOD DEEDS

by Barry Lovett

“Honor you father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land.” Exodus 20:12. The Bible has something to say about how to have a long life.  It admonishes children to honor their parents. This states a general principle that obedience fosters self-discipline, which in turn brings stability and longevity in one’s life.”  Of […]

10/14/19 WHEN DOING GOD’S WILL BRINGS PRESSURE, PRESS ON!

by Barry Lovett

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. Few Bible verses have helped God’s people more than this verse.  But just reciting a verse doesn’t ensure victory.  The context of Philippians 4:13 shows that although Paul was a prisoner, he rejoiced and kept a positive outlook.  He received the support of believers and he […]

10/11/19 AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WE ARE CITIZENS OF HEAVEN

by Barry Lovett

“Our citizenship is in heaven.” Philippians 3:20. Christians have dual citizenship.  We are citizens of this world, and as followers of Christ we are also citizens of heaven. We have all the rights and privileges that accompany being a child of God.  He is not only our heavenly Father but our King, and our first loyalty must […]

10/10/19 SALVATION IS A GIFT TO BE RECEIVED NOT A GOAL TO BE ACHIEVED

by Barry Lovett

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” Titus 3:5. When the Philippian jailer cried out, “What must I do to be saved?”, he was told, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31). Salvation is a gift from God not something we can earn.  Therefore, if […]

10/9/19 FOR A CHECK ON YOU HEART, LOOK IN YOUR CHECKBOOK

by Barry Lovett

“You cannot serve God and mammon.” Luke 16:13. Jesus warned that we can become slaves to money.  We may not think money means more to us than God, but Jesus didn’t say we must serve God more than money.  The issue isn’t what occupies first place in our life, but whether we serve money at all. Of all the […]