A Few Thoughts about Life and the Thweatt Family Play!

Last week I spoke of some of the beautiful things I have seen and I’ve thought about that over the weekend.  I remember the first time my parents and I went to Paris with my sister.  We were herded through the Louvre Museum like cattle.  I observed many paintings and stopped briefly before the Mona […]

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A Taste of Humble Pie!

We’ve met some incredible people, but their stories humble me more than you could imagine.  Imagine hearing from a woman praising God for His provision because she needed $2 for a meal, had only $1.50, and God provided the other fifty cents.  Or imagine a man who makes the equivalent of $80 a month to […]

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Dec 7, “These are but drops, but God is the ocean.”

This past Sunday morning I came to the last two verses of Jude and began a two part sermon on two of the most beautiful verses in the entire Bible.  Jude’s Doxology leads us to understand what Paul meant when he said, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all […]

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Dec 2, True Joy!

As I’ve been thinking about the joy of God’ salvation this week I have also been immersed in the study of Jude’s doxology.  I started preaching through Jude on the first Sunday of August and I have looked forward to preaching these last two verses for quite some time.  The words of Jude are breath […]

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Dec 1, Joy Comes in the Morning

If you’ve been following my blog for the last couple of days you know that I’ve been thinking about the joy of the Lord’s salvation.  It has been the subject of my meditation and study as my sermon series from the book of Jude comes to close and we turn to his doxology this Sunday. […]

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Nov 30, True Joy

I’ve been thinking and writing about what David called “Joy of your salvation” in Psalm 51:12.  I think the most remarkable thing about joy is how few truly joyful people we encounter on this side of the Globe.  I know that the economy is struggling and that many people in the US are hurting, but […]

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Nov 29, Living in the Joy of God’s Salvation

I want to go back to what I wrote about yesterday in Psalm 51:12, “Restore unto me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”  I told you that for years I’d sung, prayed, and quoted the verse as “The joy of my salvation” instead of the “joy of your/thy salvation.”  […]

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Nov 28, The Joy of His Salvation!

Have you ever gotten a word wrong?  As a preacher I’ve done it a million times, but when it comes to the Word of God I’ve dedicated my life to making sure I get the words right.  That’s why I’m embarrassed to say that for years I’ve gotten a word wrong and the word is […]

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Nov 1, Don’t Settle for Happiness!

Over the last few years I’ve sat back in amazement at how many people are throwing aside everything they know to be right and embracing everything they know to be wrong and all the while they are justifying their actions by saying, “Doesn’t God want me to be happy?”  I want to encourage you this […]

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