Learn the art of feeding yourself spiritually before it is too late

“Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the Word with all eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to see if these things were so” (Acts 17:11) Many years ago, in San Diego, California, city authorities were alerted to an extraordinary and tragic event happening to some of the pelicans on their beaches. For some unknown reason, pelicans were starving to death by the hundreds. For a while, wildlife authorities and researchers alike were dumfounded by the deaths. Food contamination was initially suspected, but soon that was disproved, as were sicknesses and various other ideas that were…

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Is it a betrayal?

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). Paul says he is not ashamed of the gospel and then proceeds to qualify his statement with the fact that it has the power to save everyone. But it is the first eight words I want to concentrate on this morning, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel….” As a minister, I have witnessed far too many people who cannot claim the same as Paul. They are…

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He is not a vending machine God

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). People often treat God like a vending machine. When you are at work and become hungry, you walk to a vending machine, insert the correct amount of money, and receive your snack in return. You did not think of that vending machine until you were hungry, though, did you? You could walk past it every day and never…

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