6/11/21 THERE IS THE PROMISE OF FUTURE JOY

by Barry Lovett

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”  Psalm 30:5 Have you experienced extreme sorrow? There is the promise of future joy amid your tears as you lean upon our loving Lord.  Leave your sorrows with Jesus, the “Man of Sorrows.”

6/10/21 HE WHO LOVES PLEASURE WILL BE A POOR MAN

by Barry Lovett

“I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure…all was vanity and grasping for the wind.” Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 Ultimately pleasure is not found in the short-lived thrills our world offers, but in the long-term joy from a deepening intimacy with our Lord. Solomon, in his wisdom, warned that, “He who loves pleasure will be a poor […]

6/9/21 STAYING CLOSE TO GODLY FRIENDS HELPS US TO STAY CLOSE TO GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Comfort each other and edify one another.”  I Thessalonians 5:11 In his first epistle, Peter was writing to believers who needed one another because they were suffering for their faith. When life gets difficult and we get frazzled, staying close to our Christian friends will help us get through.  Staying close to godly friends helps us to […]

6/8/21 KEEP YOUR EYES ON GOD; HE NEVER TAKES HIS EYES OFF YOU

by Barry Lovett

“From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth.” Psalm 33:14 The psalmist celebrated God’s view of things. We are never out of God’s sight, and He keeps a close eye on everyone whose hope is in Him.  The Bible reveals that God longs for us to trust Him and follow […]