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Good Words for Today: October 19

October 19, 2014

“Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail; Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end, Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.” Robert Grant, 1833

Good Words for Today: October 18

October 18, 2014

“Have fun at my funeral because I’m not going to be there.” Tony Evans

Good Words for Today: October 17

October 17, 2014

“Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a solace there.” Joseph Scriven

Good Words for Today: October 16

October 16, 2014

We must live in this present age, but this present age must not live in us.

Good Words for Today: October 15

October 15, 2014

“Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion.” Alice Cooper

Good Words for Today: October 14

October 14, 2014

Encouragement is not something that perishes in the using. The way to get more is to use what you’ve got. It increases by giving it away.

Good Words for Today: October 13

October 13, 2014

I pray for grace, dear God, to yield up anything that keeps me from discovering your best for my life. Grant that the good may go in order that the best may come. Amen.

Good Words for Today: October 12

October 12, 2014

Of all the people in the world, we should be the ones having the best time. After all, we know we aren’t going to live forever and we know where we’re going when we die. So have a blast while you last.

Good Words for Today: October 11

October 11, 2014

“Firm as the earth thy gospel stands, My Lord, my hope, my trust; If I am found in Jesus’ hands, My soul can ne’er be lost.” Isaac Watts

Good Words for Today: October 10

October 10, 2014

“God will put on us more than we can bear, but He will not put on us more than He can bear.” Adrian Rogers

Good Words for Today: October 9

October 9, 2014

“Sin cannot hold a candle to grace.” Robert Farrar Capon

Good Words for Today: October 8

October 8, 2014

“From all blindness of heart, from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness, Good Lord, deliver us.” Book of Common Prayer

Good Words for Today: October 7

October 7, 2014

“It is well worth being the chief of sinners to have such a Savior.” Alexander Whyte

Good Words for Today: October 6

October 6, 2014

“The Bride eyes not her garment, but her dear Bridegroom’s face; I will not gaze at glory but on my King of grace. Not at the crown He giveth but on His pierced hand; The Lamb is all the glory of Immanuel’s land.” Anne R. Cousin

Good Words for Today: October 5

October 5, 2014

“The Gospel reminds me the mistakes I make don’t define me. I am defined In Christ Alone. Mistakes are just information for getting better.” Hugh Freeze

Good Words for Today: October 4

October 4, 2014

“If all men are offended because of Christ, let them be offended; but where is the sense of their being offended at something that is not Christ and is nothing like him? We do him singularly little honor by watering down his personality till it could not offend a fly. Surely it is not the […]

Good Words for Today: October 3

October 3, 2014

“Anything under God’s control is never out of control.” Chuck Swindoll

Good Words for Today: October 2

October 2, 2014

The skill of the shepherd is seen not in the sunlight but in the dark valleys.

Good Words for Today: October 1

October 1, 2014

Pray Until Something Happens

Good Words for Today: September 30

September 30, 2014

“God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.” Francis Chan

Good Words for Today: September 29

September 29, 2014

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” G. K. Chesterton

Good Words for Today: September 28

September 28, 2014

The truth is, our potential is very limited and the only untapped resources are the ones we discover when we come to the end and admit that we are limited but God is not.

Good Words for Today: September 27

September 27, 2014

Jesus’ appeal is always personal. He never says, “Come and join the church” or “Come and give money.” He simply says, “Come to me.”

My Sermon Prep Idea

September 26, 2014

In my 27 years as a pastor, I am fairly sure that I never came up with any distinctively new approaches to sermonizing. However, somewhere along the way I developed one practice that, as often as I used it, always served me well. Before I describe it, I should say that it rests upon two assumptions.1) You don’t know a ...

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