Be Thankful and Praise Him

Hebrews 12:28 (NLT2)  Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.

Thanksgiving is a busy time--time for family, friends and oh so much amazing food.  But, it is all about God and remembering to give thanks to Him for His blessings and His Peace that He lavishes upon His People.     --  Pastor Darvin

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Following His commands and be amazed

Luke 11:28 (HCSB) He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”

If for one whole day, quietly and determinedly, we were to give ourselves up to the ownership of Jesus and to obeying his orders, we should be amazed at its close to realize all he had packed into that one day.  -- Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 445.

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Do you know Him? Then show it.

1 John 2:3 (HCSB)  This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.

Faith and obedience are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God, trusts God; and he that trusts God, obeys God. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 445.

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The best thing to hate

Psalm 119:163 (TLB)  How I hate all falsehood, but how I love your laws.

Hate and anger are terrible things.  Rid them from your lives, only retaining your hate of lies and your anger at the things that displease God.  Pastor Darvin

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Living in the Light

1 John 1:7 (TLB)   But if we are living in the light of God’s presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin.

Step inside the Light of Jesus Christ today!  Pastor Darvin

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One Way

Acts 4:12 (ESV) And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

There is only one way to Heaven.  It's not you way, but the way of Christ.  Pastor Darvin

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Leave vengeance behind

Romans 12:19 (ESV)  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

"Anger is a weed; hate is the tree." -- Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 19.

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Jesus is Wisdom Himself

1 Corinthians 1:30 (NLT2)  God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

"A short life with wisdom is better than a long life without it." -- Moses Ben Jacob Ibn Ezra. (c. 1135)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 648.

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Surround Yourself with Light

Daniel 2:22 (NLT2)   [God] reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light.

Let Him surround you with His Light today.  Pastor Darvin

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If you are wise . . .

James 3:13 (NLT2)  If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

"A short life with wisdom is better than a long life without it." -- Moses Ben Jacob Ibn Ezra. (c. 1135)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 648.

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