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Our God is With Us

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For several years, one of my favorite passages to use for preaching has been Psalm 71. I have preached sermons from this passage in English and in Spanish, and every time I am reminded that God is always with me. Here are some of the verses that bring up that remembrance: Verse 3: "Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go." (NIV) Verse 8: "from birth I have relie...

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Pastor Appreciation Month

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You may or may not know this, but October is Pastor Appreciation month. I am so thankful for the men that God has called to serve on staff here at Plymouth Park Baptist Church. They are men of great character and who love you and this community so much. I ask you to join me in praying for these men this month daily as they lead out in their ministry areas. Here are five wa...

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How do I Have a Quiet Time?

If you spend anytime around me you know I am an advocate for Christian men and women spending daily time with the Lord. The question I usually get after a statement like that is this, how do I have a quiet time? This is not the perfect plan or a must-do guide to having a perfect quiet time. I am going to lay out what I do and you can modify how you do it, the key is to jus...

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Nevertheless

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Ezekiel 16:1-59 might be one of the most difficult passages to read in all the Bible. Go ahead, give it a look. The words used to describe the people in these verses is pointed and strong. These describe a people who are dirty, sinful and adulterous people. They are words that describe you and that describes me before a holy God. This should serve as a stark reminder for...

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He is Before All Things

He is before all things

1In the beginning wasthe Word, and the Word waswith God, andthe Word was God.2He was in the beginning with God.3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. John 1:1-3 The Gospel according to John goes to great length to communicate that Jesus Christ is God. That He has always been God and will always be...

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Are we Giving God our Best, or What's Left?

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Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, and a book we probably do not hear from very often However, Malachi teaches an important lesson in chapter one verses 6-14 about what we are giving to God. "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O prie...

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Top 10 Events in Christian History

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Sometimes you just need a refresher on church history. With my short-term memory, I know that I have to read up on certain subjects again from time to time in order to keep them fresh in my mind. It is important to remember the lessons that were learned and the steps that were taken by those who came before us in order to understand where we are headed today. These are th...

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Volunteerism

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This is my first assignment to blog. The ministerial staff at Plymouth Park Baptist Church was asked to write blogs for certain dates, and this is my first one. I'm grateful that God revealed to me a fresh subject for this blog just yesterday, August 30, in the process of having the Senior Adult Bible Retreat for the Fall. (We call it "Senior Adult," but anyone is welcome...

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My Witness Among the Body

My witness among the body

Philippians 1:27 "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthyof the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firmin the one Spirit, striving togetheras one for the faith of the gospel." During one of the sermons in the Philippians series, this word from Paul brought me a conviction. ...

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The Meaning of Worship

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Following is a very thought-provoking description about Worship. I hope you will take a moment to read and then evaluate how you worship our God. David The Two Meanings of Worship There are two Hebrew words that are regularly translated "worship" in modern English versions of the Bible. Both of them have important implications for the way we think of the act of wors...

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