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People God Can Use

Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; —1 Corinthians 1:26

Undercover Agents

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? —Hebrews 1:14

Our Forever Legacy

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. —3 John 1:4

Read Your Own Mail

Submitting to one another in the fear of God.-Ephesians 5:21 Sometimes wives choke on the verse that says, "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." They might say, "I don't want to submit to my husband or anybody else." But before God tells wives to submit to their husbands, God tells both husbands and wives to submit to one another in the reverence of God.

Sticking Together

Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.-Mark 10:9 When I was a kid, I would build models. However, I was really bad at it, because I would get glue everywhere. So when I decided to build a model as an adult, I thought I would be so much better at it. But I discovered that I was as bad as I always had been. Glue was everywhere.

It Starts with the Family

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.-Exodus 20:12 Few things in life can bring us as much pleasure or pain as our families. When things are working well in the family, it's great. When things are not going so well, it's tough. Parents have tension with children. Children have tension with parents. Husbands have tension with wives. Wives have tension with husbands. Then there are the in-laws. Families are complex. But God established the family.

Moving Heart

Then the king said to me, "What do you request?" So I prayed to the God of heaven. —Nehemiah 2:4

Nothing New

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. —Ecclesiastes 1:9

Submitting to one Another in the Fear of God. —Ephesians 5:21

Sometimes wives choke on the verse that says, "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." They might say, "I don't want to submit to my husband or anybody else." But before God tells wives to submit to their husbands, God tells both husbands and wives to submit to one another in the reverence of God.

Our Ever-Present Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.-Psalm 23:1 A favorite Scripture passage for many of us is Psalm 23, which begins: "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul" (verses 1-3). We love that. It's such a beautiful picture of us as sheep being led by our Shepherd.

Perfect Peace

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.-Isaiah 26:3 I remember asking Billy Graham a number of years ago about what he experienced when he gave the invitation for people to come to Christ at a crusade. He said, "When I am preaching and giving the invitation, I feel like power is draining out of me." I understand that, because it is a spiritual battle that rages on. When we are serving the Lord, it can be draining in many ways. It can even be draining spiritually.

Cries in The Storm

The LORD says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble." —Psalm 91:14-15

What Are the "Gifts of the Spirit"?

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. —1 Corinthians 12:4-5

The Five Steps of Temptation

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 6:23 It has been said that opportunity knocks once, but temptation beats on the door every day. It happens to the best of us.

The Death of Progress

It has been said that self-satisfaction is the death of progress. Any Christian who really knows what it is to follow Jesus always will realize there is a long way to go. We want to keep moving forward spiritually. We have to keep growing and learning.