Daily Thoughts Blog

Is God in the Camp?

Israel’s realization was that no outward prosperity and no type of success had compensated for the absence of God. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Christian people, I am not asking you whether you’re living a good life or if you’re happy. I’m not […]

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Courageous Preachers

Where are the preachers today like John Knox? The problem with preachers today is that no one wants to kill them anymore. – Steven Lawson

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The Best Kind of Preaching

What I have always deemed the best kind of preaching is neither highly doctrinal nor overly practical, but is distinguished by what I would call experimental–a constant blending of the doctrines and practice of the gospel, strongly with the affections and feelings. Many have been sadly deficient here. There sermons have had enough theology in them and […]

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Love Is, Part 2

Love is being unwilling to do what is wrong when someone wrongs you, but looks for ways to respond with goodness and kindness. Love is looking for any needs of others so you can in some way remove their burden to support and encourage them. Love is being willing to always ask for forgiveness and […]

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Love Is

Love is being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without becoming impatient. Love is actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward others while looking for ways to encourage them. Love is a daily choice to resist the needless moments of conflict that comes from responding […]

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What Grace Can Do

Satan would have none of it. The Lord had said to him, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.’ But Satan thought he knew better. He had Job all figured out: ‘Does Job fear God for nothing? […]

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True Happiness

Contentment with your circumstances and situation, and confidence in God will make life peaceful and happy! A dinner of herbs with contentment will yield a flavor of satisfaction unknown to those who eat the fattened ox. It is better to be happy than to be rich; happiness lies in the heart rather than in our purse […]

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Remembering Elizabeth Elliot

One of the most influential Christian women of the 20th century, Elisabeth Elliot, has died. Elliot, the Christian author and speaker whose husband, Jim, was killed during their  short-lived but legendary missionary work among unreached tribes in eastern Ecuador in the 1950s, passed away Monday at 88,  according  to  reports. She had been  suffering from dementia. IMAGE: BILLY GRAHAM CENTER ARCHIVES / […]

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Concerning Apostates

An apostate has not sinned in ignorance like many people. He has gone away from Christ with his eyes open. He has sinned against a known God. His case is desperate. All things are possible with God. Yet it is written, “It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, if they shall fall away, to […]

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To parents who are praying for the salvation of older lost children

[thanks to our friend, Joseph Howard, for making this available] To parents who are praying for the salvation of older lost children What goes on in the minds of battered [not literally, but by their children’s sin] parents when it comes time to pray? Often a sense of defeat takes over the spirit, a cloud […]

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