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Delight

Delight

[127 words] To “delight” in something is to experience great pleasure. It is to be pleased by someone or something. Scripture tells us that God delights in His Son (cf. Isa. 42:1; Matt. 3:17). In like fashion, we should too! Knowing and following the Son of God, Jesus...

Please Pass the Bread

Please Pass the Bread

[85 words] According to the Bible: • Consuming bread is for nourishment (2 Cor. 9:10) • Receiving bread with the right attitude brings satisfaction (Pro. 20:13) • Enjoying bread lifts one’s spirit (Psa. 104:15) • Dealing with bread is a daily endeavor (Matt. 6:11) •...

Without

Without

[121 words] Without Jesus as the FOUNDATION, the structure of righteousness is built on sand.  Without the TEACHINGS of the NEW TESTAMENT, the body of Christ has no guide to direct in a dark world.  Without BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP properly in place, the body of...

That Little Extra

That Little Extra

[143 words] At 211 degrees water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling comes steam. Steam when channeled correctly can re-move stains, kill weeds, disinfects, and can even power an engine. One degree makes all the difference. In the Bible Jesus states,...

The Endurance Test

The Endurance Test

[68 words] 1. "He that endureth to the end shall be saved." (Matthew 10:22) 2. "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galatians 6:9) 3. "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in...

“Listen” to the Sky

“Listen” to the Sky

[64 words] Each and every shining starTestifies from vast afarAll the planets do agreeThe moon joins in with unityThe marching clouds e’er proclaimAs does the sun with heat and flameThe brilliant sky and all beyondShouts “it’s through God that we spawned” “The heavens...

Home Without A Bible

Home Without A Bible

[68 words] What is home without a Bible?Tis a home where day is night.Starless night, for over life's pathwayHeaven can shed no kindly light. What is home without a Bible?Tis a home where daily breadFor the body is provided,But the soul is never fed. What is home...

I Miss You Mom

I Miss You Mom

[66 words] I thought of you with love today,but that is nothing new.I thought about you yesterday,and days before that too.I think of you in silence,I often speak your name.All I have are memories,and your picture in a frame.Your memory is my keepsake,with which I’ll...

Nothing Can Stop Jesus

Nothing Can Stop Jesus

[56 words] • History could not forget Him.• Temptation could not distract Him.• Circumstances could not deter Him.• His enemies could not prevent Him.• Death could not contain Him.• Satan could not defeat Him.• Modern thinking cannot cancel Him.• And when it comes...

Just Trust

Just Trust

[30 words] To help your hopesFrom turning to dust,To aid your plansFrom gathering rust,To keep your dreams, From going bust,The simple plan is:You just must trust. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY

The Preacher’s Wife

The Preacher’s Wife

[140 words] She heard all his stories andlaughed at all his jokes. She listened to every sermonWhich he ever spoke. She took care of their children All alone in the pew.As she listened to her husband Proclaim the good news. She saw him in tears as on his knees he did...

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

[92 words] When I lay my head at the end of the dayHaving pursued self and selfish playMy mind is restless and preoccupiedAnd my heart’s uneasy and ungratified. When I rest my head at the end of the dayHaving helped another push burdens awayMy mind is content and...

Be Strong!

Be Strong!

[86 words] Be strong! We are not here to play, to dream, to drift: We have hard work to do and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle: face it ‘tis God’s gift. Be strong! Say not the days are evil who’s to blame? And fold the hands and acquiesce O shame! Stand up, speak...

I Long to Meet My Father

I Long to Meet My Father

[74 words] As I gaze up to the skiesMy mind begins to wanderTo live with Him and dear onesI long to meet My Father Through blessings or trialsThat shall come my wayI long to meet My FatherMy love for Him will stay When I see the woe of the worldAnd all the pain it...

With All Your Mind

With All Your Mind

[125 words] Jesus said, “The great and first commandment:” “you shall love the Lord your God with all your…mind” (Matthew 22:18,17). The current spiritual battle is not fought with carnal weapons (swords, guns, bombs), but with ideas from the word of God. “For the...

A Teacher Come from God

A Teacher Come from God

[132 words] Scripture pictures Jesus as a Teacher come from God. Scripture says, “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one...

Racism is a Sin

Racism is a Sin

[111 words] Racism is a terrible sin. The KJV calls it “respect of persons.” Every translation calls it “sin” (James 2:9). We are no to distinguish by race or nationality (Acts 10:24) or by dress or wealth (James 2:1-9) or by social or economic status (Ephesians 6:9)....

Are You a Hero of Patience?

Are You a Hero of Patience?

[150 words] Everyone loves a hero! We marvel at the mighty deeds of brave folks around us, and we wonder what it would take to be just like them. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “A man is a hero, not because he is braver than anyone else, but because he is brave for...

Our Spiritual Beauty

Our Spiritual Beauty

[144 words] A city dweller was being driven by a rancher over a blistering and almost barren stretch of desert when a large brightly-colored bird scurried across the road in front of them. The visitor asked what it was. “That’s a bird of paradise,” said the rancher....

Heart Changes

Heart Changes

[129 words] If people are to become like Jesus there must be heart changes. The result of these changes of heart will be changes in our behavior. The heart change is what gives room for God to work in our life. Realizing certain truths helps us to change our heart. We...

The Danger of Desensitization

The Danger of Desensitization

[117 words] It's a real danger for Christians to become so desensitized by the entertainment we consume or the causes we support that we revert back to talking as if we never were born again. Maybe some rationalize their crude language, saying, "I only say these words...

Singular or Plural?

Singular or Plural?

[96 words] We often sing about "the golden streets" in heaven, but the Bible only mentions one street, "The street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass" (Rev. 21:21). The last book of the Bible is not "Revelations." There is one “Revelation,” “the...

It’s Not All Summer

It’s Not All Summer

[145 words] At the time of the hottest, most humid part of the summer months, the ancient Greeks and Romans saw the appearance of the “Dog Star” Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Thus, they called them the “Dog Days of Summer”...

Are You a Hero of Patience?

What to Do with Evil

[52 words] • Hate evil (Rom. 12:9) • Pray that evil not overtake you (Matt. 6:13) • Keep your heart from evil (Heb. 3:12) • Resist evil (1 Thess. 5:22) • Do not walk in the way of evil (Pro . 4:14) • Depart from evil (Psa. 34:14) • Overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21)...

God, Time, and Promises

God, Time, and Promises

[136 words] God dwells in eternity and time means nothing to Him (2 Peter 3:8). However, His word and His promises mean everything to Him. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any...

It’s All Up to Me

It’s All Up to Me

[38 words] I cannot change othersBut I can change meI must learn to focusBeing the best I can be When I change my outlookAnd improve through and throughAmazingly I findThat others get better too Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY

Begone, Unbelief

Begone, Unbelief

[32 words] Begone, unbelief,My Savior is near,And for my reliefWill surely appear;By prayer let me wrestle,And He will perform;With Christ in the vessel,I smile at the storm. John Newton1725-1807

Lockdown Lament

Lockdown Lament

[60 words] Alone and then, lonely - two different words,So alike and yet standing apart;One speaks of location, of not “being there,”The other, of bruising the heart. We may be at distance while we are confined,Unable to share the same space;Though love remains still...

The Cure for All Ills

The Cure for All Ills

[97 words] You may have the best of doctorsWho can treat the best of menBut there’s an ill he cannot cureIt’s the ravages of sin For sickness and diseasesCan take a mighty tollBut their dark and gloomy fingersCannot reach or touch the soul But sin, with its ugly...

Say It Now!

Say It Now!

[100 words] I would rather have one little roseFrom the garden of a friend,Than to have the choicest flowersWhen my stay on earth must end. I would rather have a pleasant wordIn kindness said to me,Than flattery when my heart is still,And life has ceased to be. I...

Without Restraint

Without Restraint

[90 words] Near the end of the book of Hosea, the prophet delivers a message from God that relates to the time of the Messiah’s kingdom. That means it is a message for members of the church of the Lord.  That’s you and me. Here’s the message: “I will heal their...

How Should One Read The Bible?

How Should One Read The Bible?

[95 words] We should read carefully, remembering that it is the inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).To read candidly with an open mind, free from prejudice (Acts 17:11) is essential to understanding the Bible.Constant readers we must be. Plan our...

Show Me, O God, How to Hate

Show Me, O God, How to Hate

  [84 words] Show me, O God, how to hateThis wicked world and all its ways,To hate this life wrapped up in things,In thoughts that throw us far from you. Destroy what cannot remain forever,That I might gain eternal blessing,Release desires and old resentments,For...

The Horrors of Warfare

The Horrors of Warfare

[92 words] The bloodiest day in U.S. military history occurred on Sept. 17, 1862, when Union armies and Confederate forces clashed at Antietam in Maryland during the Civil War. By the end of that day 26,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing. Over the years, more than...

Who Has the Time?

Who Has the Time?

[117 words] Most of us live time-conscious lives. We stick to tight schedules, glance at our clocks frequently, and hurry around to meet our appointments and deadlines. Time is certainly important, but the real value of time comes with the realization that our time...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

[38 words] “Let us therefore be ___ to enter that rest…”By what example might Christians fall?God’s word is sharper than a ___.Who can hide from God’s judgment?God’s word is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the __. Answers: diligent, disobedience, sword, no...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:14-16

[31 words] Who is the Christian’s great High Priest?“Let us hold fast our ___.”Jesus can ___ with our weaknesses.Jesus “was in all points __ as we are…”True or false: Jesus never sinned. Answers: Jesus, confession, sympathize, tempted, true....

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 5:1-4

[53 words] A high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices for __.A high priest has __ on those who are ignorant and going astray.Did human high priests have weaknesses?Did human high priests have to offer sacrifices for themselves as well as the...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 5:5-11

[49 words] “So also Christ did not __ Himself to become High Priest.”Who appointed Christ High Priest?“Though He was a Son, yet He learned __ by the things which He suffered.”“He became the __ of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.”Jesus is a Priest according to...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 5:12-14

[58 words] “For though by this time you ought to be __…”“…and you have come to need __ and not solid food.”Everyone who partakes only of milk is __ in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.“Solid food belongs to those who are full of __…”Does studying and...

Do It Well

Do It Well

[101 words] Amateur, haphazard, slipshod, hit-and-miss, inattentive, incomplete, mediocre, shallow, skill-less, unskillful, wanting. All these adjectives are ones we use to describe things that are done but not done well. It’s an attitude that is far too common today....

Never Enough

Never Enough

[135 words] Someone asked John D. Rockefeller, the richest man of his time, how much money is enough? He replied, “Just a little bit more.” Lots of people have that problem. We think if could just make a little more, we would be set. But when we get that little more,...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:1-6

[49 words] Who is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession?“For every ___ is built by someone…”“And Moses was ___ in all his house as a ___…”Who has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses?What do we have to do to be recognized as part of His house?...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 3:7-15

[52 words] “Today if you will hear His ___…”“Do not ___ your hearts as in the rebellion…”The Hebrew Christians were in danger of __ __.What group of people is the Hebrew writer using as an example?“For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:1-10

[40 words] “Therefore, since a ___ remains of ___ His rest…”What sort of danger were the Hebrew Christians in?“And God ___ on the ___ day from all His works.”Some did not enter because of ___.What Old Testament men are mentioned in this section?...

The Cure for All Ills

What Jesus Gave Up for Us

[105 words] He Gave Up Heaven’s Glory.He Gave Up Earthly Riches.He Gave Up His Human Will.He Gave Up His Life. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of...

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Read Hebrews 1:1-4

[46 words] In times past, God spoke to the fathers by the ___.In these last days, He has spoken to us by ___ ___.God appointed Jesus ___ of all things, through Whom He also made the ___.What did Jesus purge?Jesus is ___ than the angels. BulletinDigest.com

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 4:11-13

Bible Quiz: Read Hebrews 1:5-13

[45 words] “You are My Son, today I have ___ You.”“Let all the angels of God ___ Him.”“Your ___, O God, is forever and ever.”“But You are the ___,  and Your years will not fail.”“Sit at My ___ ___, till I make Your ___ Your ___.”...