The Benefits of Thanksgiving, 1 Thes 5:18

Benefits of Thanksgiving 1 Thes .5: 18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We are commanded to be thankful by the will of God.  One of the reasons is that thanksgiving is beneficial.  The benefits of thanksgiving follow.   Thanksgiving yields contentment – you find that you don’t miss the things that you...

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Contentment Heb.13:5

Contentment Heb. 13:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Benefits of Contentment Contentment is one of the greatest spiritual qualities of our salvation.  We often don’t consider how beneficial it is to our lives.  So, today we are going to see how contentment improves everything from our spiritual growth to our marriages....

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Strength in Adversity, Prov 24:10

Strength in Adversity Prov. 24: 10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Bible says that “if thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small,” [Prov 24:10].  When we face adversity, generally, we first pray for God to remove it.  Well, the Lord usually doesn’t remove the adversity.  And...

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How to Keep From Being Afraid, Ps 27:1-4

In Ps 27:1, David asked two questions.  The first is, “Whom shall I fear?”  The second is, “Of whom shall I be afraid?”  When you ask yourself these two questions, it seems that there is always someone who is big enough and bad enough to scare you.  When you consider...

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Strength in Weakness, 1 Cor 1:25

Strength in Weakness 1 Cor. 1:25 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In this society where physical strength is worshipped, where mental strength is handsomely compensated, where, to some degree, moral strength is still admired, where financial strength is craved and praised, and where the apparent confidence of strength is flaunted, you might...

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Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians, Col 1:9-14

As with some of his other epistles, Paul told the Colossians, in Col 1:9-12, what he had been praying for them.  See Eph 1:16-19, for example.  Paul’s prayer for the Colossians was that they might: Be filled with the knowledge of his will – Col 1:9 – several verses in...

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Why Trust in the Lord, Ps 32:10

Why Trust in the Lord Ps 32:10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We know that we are supposed to trust in the Lord, but why?  You trust in the Lord for: Mercy – Ps 32:10 – salvation is in the Lord.  We need his mercy and he extends it to us by...

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The Lord is My Strength, Ps 118:14

Ps 118:14 has a nice outline built right into the text.  The Lord is my strength, my song, and my salvation.  This is a very encouraging text for us today.  Notice what the Lord is to us. The Lord is my strength – We need to keep the Lord close...

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Therefore Will Not We Fear, Ps 46:1-11

In Ps 46:2-3, the Psalmist wrote, “Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.” The Psalmist is describing events...

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My Heart Shall Not Fear, Ps 27:1-3

In Ps 27:1-3 David asks, Whom shall I fear?  Of whom shall I be afraid?  The context of these questions is a fight.  Notice the references to the wicked, mine enemies, my foes, an host, and war.  We are in a fight.  Paul told Timothy to fight the good fight...

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