Author Archives: Pastor Darvin

Only one thing to boast about

Psalm 34:2 (NLT2)  I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are helpless take heart. Because Christ Jesus came to the world clothed in humility, he will always be found among those who are clothed with humility. He will be found among the humble people. — A. W. Tozer … Continue reading

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Coming near to God and His Goodness

Psalm 65:4 (NLT2)  What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts. What festivities await us inside your holy Temple. God is so good that he only awaits our desire to overwhelm us with the gift of himself.  François Fénelon (1651-1715) Edythe Draper, … Continue reading

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No more tears

God washes the eyes by tears until they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more.  Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) Revelation 21:4 (TLB) He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of … Continue reading

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Suffering

2 Corinthians 1:5 (NLT2) For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. If adversity hath killed his thousands, prosperity hath killed his ten thousands; therefore adversity is to be preferred. The one deceives, the other instructs; the one is miserably … Continue reading

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Blessings

Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT2) But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.  — Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Edythe Draper, Draper’s … Continue reading

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New Life through the Holy Spirit

Titus 3:5 (NLT2) He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. Everything that is born of God is no shadowy work. God will not … 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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Receive the Holy Spirit and be filled by Him

Romans 5:3-5 (NLT2) 3We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5  And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know … Continue reading

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We have a confident hope

Romans 15:13 (NLT2) I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. I have often, myself, sat in darkness, and cried aloud for the … Continue reading

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The Great Invader

John 14:17 (NLT2) He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. The Holy Spirit cannot be located … Continue reading

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