Your Warning Light is On

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Proverbs 5:3-4
“For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword”

In most vehicles there are warning lights in the dashboard to tell you that something is wrong. It may be a check engine light to tell you that something is wrong with a sensor or the engine. It could be a light to warn you that the air pressure is low in a tire. It could also be a light to warn you that the oil in your engine is low. Ignoring these lights can have costly consequences. As much as you hate those lights when they come on, continuing to drive without addressing the problem will end up costing you more money than if you had addressed the problem when it first came on.

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The Good Husband

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1 Peter 3:7
“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

There is a saying that I really don't like that says, “You can't live with them, and you can't live without them.” This is of course a saying that men oftentimes say about their wives. If the truth be known, the reason it is so difficult for a man to live with his wife it is because he hasn't taken the proper actions to be a good husband. A wife might be easier to live with if men would make the effort to be a good husband.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman


Sunday, 8/16/15  Mark 3:14, And he ordained 12, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. Let us always keep in mind that our full-time Christian servants/preacher boys are FIRST to walk with God, and then to serve people.            Mark 1:34, And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases... We often think that Jesus healed every sick person He encountered. Not so. Here, it says “many” not “all.” Remember the Pool of Bethesda? One out of a multitude was healed. He very well may let you stay sick and show His grace through the sickness. Remember Paul in 2 Cor 12.

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Characteristics of a Servant

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James 1:1
“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”

Quite the interesting greeting James gives when he calls himself “a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” The word "servant" can certainly carry a negative meaning if not quite understood. A servant is different from a slave in that a slave is held in an involuntary manner while a servant voluntarily serves his master. Both serve their master, but one does it out of obligation while the other does it out of love for their master. Now the question we should ask ourselves is this, are we a slave or a servant of God? In this chapter, God shows us four characteristics of a servant.

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Building a Strong City

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Isaiah 26:1
“In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.”

Isaiah said, “We have a strong city…” This verse looks forward to the day when Christ sets up His kingdom. Yet, though this is looking forward to that day, the principles of making your life a strong city are still relevant for the present time. God shows us in this verse what it takes to make your life a strong city.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Sunday, 8/9/15  What is it that tempts you? What’re you struggling with? Matt 26:41, Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. “To watch” means to be on guard duty. Are you letting temptation get near you? Prayer: where? When? How long? How often? Prayer meetings?  It’s not rocket science...                                    Ps 34:1, I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. The books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon are Hebrew poetry. The thoughts are often in pairs, usually separated by a colon or semi-colon. They take 1 of 3 forms: the second half restates the first; the second enhances the first, or the second gives an opposite view. See: Ps 34:11; 34:14.

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