Preoccupied, 2 Cor 10:5

Preoccupied II Cor. 10:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Your mind is preoccupied when a matter or a subject dominates or engrosses your mind to the exclusion of other thoughts.  It appears that many young Christians are preoccupied these days.  You can run a little two-part self-test to see if you are...

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Cheer Up My Brother, Acts 27:13-36

Cheer Up My Brother Acts 27:13-36 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There’s an old favorite hymn called “Farther Along” and the chorus goes like this, “Farther along we’ll know all about it, farther along we’ll understand why, cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine, we’ll understand it all by and by.” ...

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Emotions That Lead To Sin, Prov 7:18

Some emotions lead to sin.  Of course, there are all kinds of ways to get into sin.  You can be enticed by lust [Jas 1:14] or you can be enticed by others [Prov 1:10].  But sometimes you get into sin as a result of an emotion.  Common emotions that often...

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Be Not Afraid of Their Faces, Jer 1:8

Be Not Afraid of their Faces Jer 1:8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jer 1:8 says, Be not afraid of their faces.  The Lord had a very important job for Jeremiah to do.  Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to the nations [Jer 1:5].  He was going to have to stand...

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Pray Without Doubting, 1 Tim 2:8

We’re told to pray without doubting, 1 Tim 2:8.  This is because doubting will adversely affect your prayer life.   In Jas 1:5-8 we are to ask in faith nothing wavering.  Wavering is like waves of the sea.  When you waver, you are double minded, unstable, and think that you...

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It’s Sudden, Prov 6:12-15

Throughout the Bible you find the word “sudden” or “suddenly” in reference to something that happens so quickly and unexpectedly it is shocking.  As Bible believers, we shouldn’t be surprised by these things or afraid when they happen.  Here are some things that happen suddenly.  Sudden calamity, Prov 6:12-15.  A...

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Your Motives, Deut 10:12-13

In Deut 10:12-13, the Lord gave Israel five things that he required of them.  They were to fear the Lord, walk with the Lord, love the Lord, serve the Lord, and obey the Lord.  These are what I call the five necessary things in your life today.  You should fear,...

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Thou Art With Me, Ps 23:4

Ps 23:4 says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”.  Ever since the devil fell, death has loomed over God’s creation.  Death entered into the world when...

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Walk In Victory Over Fear, Heb 2:15

Walk In Victory Over Fear Heb.2:15 CLICKTITLE FOR AUDIO There are four things of which Christians are particularly afraid.  Christians fear the loss of their life, their self-esteem or self-worth, their reputation and their dignity.  Put another way, Christians fear death, falling, dishonor and derision.  As my former pastor used to...

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Defy Your Heart, Prov 28:26

Defy Your Heart Prov. 28:26 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO of Defy Your Heart Prov 28:26 says, “he that trusteth in his own heart is a fool”.  If you are following your heart in a matter, you’d better be very careful because your heart is prone to lead you astray.  In times when...

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