Author Archives: Pastor Darvin

Use honest scales

Leviticus 19:36 (NLT2) Your scales and weights must be accurate. Your containers for measuring dry materials or liquids must be accurate. I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden … Continue reading

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He will never leave you.

John 14:16 (NLT2)  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. I have often, myself, sat in darkness, and cried aloud for the Holy Spirit to deliver me from the fantasies that gather round a parched soul like flies round … Continue reading

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Joyous Blessings

Isaiah 61:3 (NLT2)   To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. “If you … Continue reading

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Haven’t you heard of the Holy Spirit?

Acts 19:2 (NLT2)  “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Every time we say, “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” we mean that we believe that there is a living God able … Continue reading

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God provides the rescue

Psalm 31:15 (NLT2)  My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly. He who gives us teeth will give us bread. –Jewish Proverb Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: “Provision”.

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Jesus is Truth

John 10:7 (NLT2)  Jesus said:] “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.” “Absolute truth belongs to God alone.” — Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 626.

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Call upon the Lord

Deuteronomy 4:7 (NLT2)  For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him? “The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.” – Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)  [Oh, how weak we have become. … Continue reading

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God’s Wisdom

Psalm 147:5 (NLT2)   How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! Don’t expect wisdom to come into your life like great chunks of rock on a conveyor belt. It isn’t like that. It’s not splashy and bold… nor is it dispensed like a … Continue reading

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God loves you–Do you love (know) Him?

1 John 4:8 (NLT2) But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. Holding a beggar’s child Against my heart, Through blinding tears I see That as I love the tiny, piteous thing, So God loves me! Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960) Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book of … Continue reading

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Peace be with you

2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT2)  Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380-1471) –“All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace.”   Edythe Draper, Draper’s … Continue reading

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