10/27/20 GOD CANNOT GIVE US A HAPPINESS AND PEACE APART FROM HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett

“He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”  Psalm 107:9. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that “empty” feeling. It is an emptiness that friendship, love, sex, money, power, popularity, or success can never fill – a longing for something undefinable, something precious but lost, that elusive “something more”.  We were […]

10/26/20 IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD, GOD IS OUR SAFE RESTING PLACE

by Barry Lovett

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10. We all face threats at times that make us want to run for cover.  Some seek security in material wealth or relationships. But the Christ-follower has a more secure refuge. Because of who God is and what He […]

10/9/20 A HUMBLE HEART DOESN’T FIGHT AGAINST GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21. Meekness is an attitude toward God in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.  A humble heart doesn’t fight against God or contend with […]

10/8/20 TWO CHRISTIANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE – WHEN THEY’RE ONE

by Barry Lovett

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit.” Philippians 2:3. Sad to say, Christians do sometimes quarrel, but we should seek to “live peaceably” with all (Romans 12:18).  When our conflicts are not resolved our Christian witness, so painstakingly built up, can be destroyed.  It takes much effort and time to reconcile broken relationships, but it’s […]

10/7/20 IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE…WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED

by Barry Lovett

“We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” I John 3:2. For those of us who live into old age, the breakdown of our bodies is inevitable. Memory loss and confusion may occur, but when believers receive their glorified bodies at the resurrection, they will be perfect.  Even more important, in […]