My Soul Clings to the Dust | Psalm 119:25

My soul clings to the dust;give me life according to your word! Psalm 119:25 ESV As we enter into Psalm 119’s fourth stanza, in which each verse begins with the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet daleth, we find the psalmist in a different place than in gimel. In that previous stanza, the psalmist began …

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Sermon Series

VI. Murder | Exodus 20:13

You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13 ESV With our study of the Sixth Commandment, we now officially move into the second half of the Ten Commandments. As we noted while discussing the Fifth Commandment, the final six commands apply directly to how we treat our fellow humans, whereas the first four consider how we relate …

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Biblical Wisdom

Where There Are No Oxen, The Manger Is Clean | Proverbs 14:4

Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:4   I am aiming, not simply to live life, but to live it abundantly. The LORD has called us to do so. He who is the resurrection and the life will be faithful to …

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a day

24 hours. 1,440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. the same for everyone no more, no less each a singular event never repeated a new sky with its nebulous arrangements, a new length and shade of grass, a fresh combination of temperature and humidity, a slightly different frame of mind, an shifted temperament, every cell a day older, …

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Joy in Christ

To Live Is Christ | Philippians 1:21

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 (ESV)   Having studied verse 21 in its context, I am still compelled to wade further into the waters of this profound sentence. I’m calling this two week study an excursus because we are veering off the consecutive path through Philippians …

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All Is Vanity | Ecclesiastes 1

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and …

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A Dialogue

God: I gave you my very Word. Why did you not meditate on it day and night (Psalm 1:2)? Man: I definitely would have, but you see, I was far too busy. God: Yet you most days watched multiple hours of television. You gave 9 years of your life to it. Man: Perhaps, but that …

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