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The Lucky Ones

“Thems that die’ll be the lucky ones” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island My favorite fiction story of all time is Treasure Island. It is an incredible story of men who seek treasure but shows the ultimate futility of the search. It also shows the truth that good men are rewarded for their deeds and bad …

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Carnal Christian

“If a Christian remains in a carnal condition long after experiencing new birth, he hinders God’s salvation from realizing its full potential and manifestation. Only when he is growing in grace, constantly governed by the spirit, can salvation be wrought in him” ~ Watchman Nee I recently heard a story about young man who lived …

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Desire and Thanks

Father. This is a prayer of thanksgiving. I desire to make this known. I ask nothing of You now, because I am overwhelmed by the truth that You have already given everything. At times, I forget this, but God here and now, I recognize- You are good and the only one deserving of the title, …

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“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature” ~ Jane Austen “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” ~ John 15:13 Friends. As a pastor, …

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Four Corners

“G.O.D Great Omnipresent Divinity” ~ Stanley Paskavich The United States of America is a spectacular place. The U.S.A means so much to so many people. This amazing country has incredible variety of biomes from deserts to rainforests. There are too many dialects to count. They may differ from city to city, county to county, state …

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Longsuffering > Patience

There are many reasons why as a pastor, I prefer and advocate for the use of the King James Version Bible. These reasons include literalness of interpretation, source of documents utilized, where these documents come from, inclusion of Scriptures other sources remove, and many more. But frankly, one of the best defenses of the King …

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Mercy and Grace

In the King James Version of the Bible, there is 170 uses of the word, “grace.” Of the 170 references, 131 of these references are in the New Testament. This leaves only 39 references of grace for the Old Testament. That is about 23% percent of the references in the Old Testament. The word mercy …

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