1/23/19 GOD CANNOT GIVE US A HAPPINESS AND PEACE APART FROM HIMSELF

by Barry Lovett
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“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 indefinable, something precious but lost, that elusive “something more”.  […]

1/22/19 IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD, GOD IS OUR SAFE RESTING PLACE

by Barry Lovett
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“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 […]

1/18/19 DOES YOUR LIFE SHED LIGHT OR CAST SHADOWS?

by Barry Lovett
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“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine.” Matthew 7:6. One of Satan’s strategies is to engineer the downfall of believers and then ridicule them so that unbelievers will not take Christ seriously. If we turn our back on our commitment to Christ and dishonor Him, the world […]

1/16/19 UPHEAVAL OFTEN PRECEDES SPIRITUAL PROGRESS

by Barry Lovett
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“We have been delivered from the law… so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit.” Romans 7:6. Throughout the Old Testament, God told His people to expect some major renovation on the road between Him and them. When God sent Jesus, it seemed to the Jews as if their way to God […]