A Thought for the Day

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ATFTD is a 30-60 second devotional phone message sent by Pastor Barry every Monday – Friday. The written version is posted below. Join the 90+ people in seven different states who get the audio version sent to their phone at no cost! A new inspirational, devotional message is sent each week day at approximately 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii Pacific Time). Email us your name & phone #, or call (808) 521-4708 to sign-up. ATFTD Testimonials:
– “…Thought for the Day messages have been so much appreciated. They have been so encouraging and have helped me through some challenging times…” – Kay, Honolulu
– “Thank you for the daily devotionals… You say a lot in a short time. Thanks for your excellent words and creativity, I enjoy and appreciate them.” – Carolyn, California
– “I love hearing your Thought for the Day every morning.” – Ramona, Colorado

8/9/17 TRUE FREEDOM IS FOUND IN BONDAGE TO CHRIST

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 “Having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:18 Some of the Roman believers apparently didn’t understand what it meant to be free from sin’s bondage. They thought they could go on sinning because they were under grace. So Paul reminded them of their status in Jesus by appealing to a familiar fact: […]

10/6/17 THE GOD WHO SUSTAINS THE UNIVERSE SUSTAINS ME

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“In Him all things consist.” Colossians 1:17 The Lord Jesus holds our world together, maintaining the natural laws that rule the galaxy. Our Creator also upholds “all thing by the word of His power” (Heb. 1:3).  Jesus is so mighty that He keeps the universe in order simply by commanding it to be so!  As […]

10/4/17 BRIBERY DEPRIVES OTHERS OF JUSTICE

by Barry Lovett
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“Take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning”.  Exodus 23:8 Not all bribery is overt; some is more subtle.  And not all bribes are financial.  Flattery is a type of bribe that uses words as currency.  If we give people preferential treatment for saying something nice about us, it’s like taking a bribe. To […]

10/3/17 IF WE ARE READY TO DIE, WE ARE READY TO LIVE

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“I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.” II Timothy 4:6 The apostle Paul’s last farewell has inspired countless followers of Christ through the centuries. Paul’s instruction to Timothy spans the ages to challenge us as well.  The letter begins and ends with God’s […]