Unnecessary Yokes

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Acts 15:10
“Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”

In the Christian life there are three yokes from which to choose. You have a yoke of iron which is a result of sin. Sin may seem enjoyable for a season, but what you don't notice when you choose sin is the yoke of iron that comes with it. God shows the result of choosing the yoke of iron when He says in Deuteronomy 28:48, “Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.” This yoke of iron is an unnecessary yoke that you don't have to carry if you will live for the LORD.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Sunday, 7/12/15  I know of no place where God specifically tells us to read our Bibles; but we’re commanded to search the scriptures, to study to shew [ourselves] approved, to meditate on the Bible day and night, to not let the Bible depart out of [our] mouths...all of which involved reading it. Over the next few days, I will give several benefits of attentively reading the Bible.             CAUTION!!! “Room to grow notification!!”  1 Sam 26:17, And Saul knew David’s voice, and said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And David said, It is my voice, my lord, O king. Can you speak and act as respectfully to or about those who are trying to hurt you as David did?? (Or the better question may be, 'Will you speak thusly?')

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Caught You​​


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John 21:4
“But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.”

Have you ever been caught by surprise? I was walking through the Charlotte airport on my way to catch a flight, when I heard my name being called. At first I thought I was just hearing things, but then I heard my name called the second time. I began to look around, and there in the airport was someone who heard me preach a revival meeting. I stopped and talked to this gentleman for a few minutes and then moved on to my gate to take my flight home. As I thought about that incident on the airplane, I was so thankful that I wasn't doing something that would have brought reproach to my Saviour’s name.

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Rewriting Mental History

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2 Chronicles 10:16
“And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.”

King David was no doubt the glory of Israel. You cannot think of Israel without thinking of David. Other than Jesus Christ, David is probably the most prominent figure in Isreal’s history. His reign established Israel as a world superpower. You would think that the people of Israel would always be grateful for what he did for them and honor his work.

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There's More Than One

1 Chronicles 20:8
“These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.”

After the victory over Goliath, David could have easily thought that he could ride off that victory for the remainder of his life. If he had done that, he would have never become the great warrior we know him as today. That was one victory that he needed to win for that day, but as the Scriptures show us there were other giants that he had to conquer. In fact, his whole life he continued conquering giants. David realized that there was more than one giant he would have to defeat, and that continual awareness is what kept him driving and experiencing victory to the day of his death. There are several principles that we can learn from David’s victory over the giants.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Sunday, 7/5/15  Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. This may be the most disobeyed verse in all the Bible. Trying to get believers today to bear the disdain that Christ bore (and causes) is almost unheard of. Forget others though, you and I need to obey this more.            Heb 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end (goal, purpose) of their conversation (lifestyle). Even if our leaders stumble, we should be unaffected because,  1we knew they could fall, and,  2our eyes were on the Saviour anyway.

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