Vacuum or Fountain

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect […]

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The Door She Could Not Shut

Behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon–possessed.”    Matthew 15:22 My dad’s sermon startled me.  I have been scanning files into the computer over the last years and so there are about 30 files

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The Best Part

Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price.         Isaiah 55:1 Virginia Burke, a chaplain at the Good Samaritan Society assisted living facilities, once wrote in a devotion on this passage: One Sunday morning, Karl

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The Lord, the King, the Redeemer, the Rock

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, and His Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no god.‘    Isaiah 44:6   When Lloyd C. Douglas, author of The Robe and other novels, was a university student, he lived in a boarding house. 

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Peace Isn’t Always Peaceable

Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.            Matthew 10:34 The pronouncement made by Jesus is dramatic.  It really catches us off guard.  The angels sang at the first Christmas, “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to

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