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A Prayer for Our Nation

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Father, I pray this morning for the family of George Floyd. His death was such a senseless loss of life. Your Word tells us in Psalm 56:8 that You keep a record of all of our sorrows. I pray that his family will lean on You and look to You in their grief. Your Word tells us in Psalm 147 that you will heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. We pray that for George...

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2020 Bible Reading Plan

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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105) Many Christians set the goal to read the Bible through in a year. This is a worthy goal, but also a hard one. How do you decide when and how much to read? Often the reading can seem daunting and cumbersome. Often, before the first month is even over people give up on this goal. We want to help you. If...

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2019

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May God be gracious to us and bless us; may he make his face shine upon us so that your way may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2 Every year the 44,000+ churches that make up the Southern Baptist Convention take up an offering during December called The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Lottie Moon was a fascination woman and missionary t...

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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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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

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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?


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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