4-9-21 THE BIBLE WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS WRONG BEFORE YOU HAVE DONE IT

by Barry Lovett

“Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11. No one today would approach radioactive material without protection. But many seem unconcerned about exposure to the dangers of sin.  Psalm 1 warns us against sinful attitudes, speech, and behavior. Obedience to God’s law is a spiritual safeguard from sin […]

4/8/21 OUR FAITH IS STRETCHED BY EXCHANGING OUR WEAKNESS FOR GOD’S STRENGTH

by Barry Lovett

“My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  II Corinthians 12:9 Abraham’s life illustrates the importance of faith when God asks us to move beyond our comfort zone.  While we stretch our spiritual muscles, we may feel discomfort. But when you boldly step out in faith and obedience to God, you may be surprised at how a “good […]

4/7/21 A TRUE FRIEND IS A GIFT FROM GOD

by Barry Lovett

“We give thanks to the god and father of our lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.”  Colossians 1:3 The letters of the apostle Paul overflow with affection and gratitude for his friends.  Any friendship can be a gift from God. But nothing runs deeper than the relationships of those who share a bond in Christ.  In fact, Jesus […]

4/6/21 ONE GOOD REASON FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING TODAY IS TOMORROW

by Barry Lovett

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7 Our choices often have a reach and impact that we could never imagine.  The choices we make today produce the consequences we reap tomorrow.  It’s far better to avoid sin in the first place than to struggle to […]

4/5/21 THE BIBLE IS GOD’S PRESCRIPTION FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR SOUL

by Barry Lovett

“I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” II Chronicles 34:15. In the Old Testament, we read of Judah’s epidemic of idolatry and its accompanying moral sickness.  Josiah understood Scripture’s preventive cure for moral sickness.  He began to apply its spiritual truths, and soon a revival swept the land that restored the […]