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A Reflection on Psalm 73

Behold, these are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches. All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence. For all the day long I have been stricken and rebuked every morning. If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed the generation of […]

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A Reflection on Psalm 37

Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall […]

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A Sermon for You

Good morning, Crown and Joy!  Today I am attending a conference held by the Banner of Truth.  They are known for their publication of old books with rich theology, but they also feature contemporary speakers with spiritual depth.  One such speaker is H.B. Charles.  The son of a Preacher Man, he is carrying on his father’s […]

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Who Are the Poor?

The poor. It’s a common phrase, and as often happens with common phrases, we use it without comprehending its meaning. So, who are the poor? Generally, that phrase is used to refer to people making less than a specific income. If you asked people for some specific examples from day-to-day life, the homeless and people […]

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Public-Private

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as […]

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Suffering In This World

For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you […]

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Speak Truth

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the sake of the gospel, and not frightened in anything […]

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Looking in the Psalms for a time like this

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you […]

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A Sermon on Romans 8

Dear Saints, This week’s devo will be provided by Ligonier contributing pastor H.B. Charles Jr.  Son of a preacher man, he is pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.  This YouTube message was a real blessing to me and my wife.  Listen closely.  He makes various distinctions that really make this passage in Romans […]

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An Article on Sexuality

There are many topics in today’s world that seek our attention and awareness. The topic of sexuality in our culture is one of those. It is one that leads people to discomfort, confusion, and challenge as they consider or hear about same-sex attraction and gender identification. Attached below is an article from Desiring God that […]

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In the Thirties of the Psalms

How might one muse concerning the character of God during a pandemic?  Our gut level assessment might suggest that God is either unaware of what’s going on or He can’t do anything about it or He is up to something malevolent.  He cannot be omnipresent, omnipotent, or infinite in goodness and this be going on.  […]

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What Love Isn’t and What It Is

By Hope Martin Love, real love, will never be pain-free. Pain in our relationships comes from lack of or poor communication. It comes from making assumptions about other people’s motives. It comes from broken and delayed promises. It comes from long days and short tempers. It comes from stubbornness, pride, and jealousy. Even our best […]

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