Month: April 2018

Know God, Be Strong, Take Action

Strengthened By Grace

daniel knew his GodBut the people who know their God shall stand firm (be strong KJV; rise up) and take action (do exploits). Daniel 11:32b

This verse is in the context of Daniel foretelling what is going to happen in the “end times,” which is a period of turmoil before Israel will be restored to its former glory and Jesus will sit on the throne in Jerusalem.  In the middle of much conflict and extreme evil there is a big “but.”  It is a light in the middle of the darkness: “BUT the people who know their God will stand firm and take action.”

David knew it when he rose up as a shepherd boy and took on Goliath.  He said in 1 Samuel 17:37: The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.  Then…

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Get It Done

Originally posted on Small Church Pastors' Club:
I’ve been a bi-vocational pastor my entire 14 year ministry. No matter who you talk to, there always is a distinction made between ministry and the “secular job.” I feel compelled to point out that, for the Christian,…

You Will Never Give More Than What You Have Been Given

The Patterson's Mission Trip to Bolivia

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Acts 2:42-47 New International Version (NIV)

One difference I’ve noticed between American Christians and Bolivian Christians is the fulfillment of verse 45, “They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had…

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Scripture Of The Day: Galatians 6:10 (NIV)📖🕊

A Message Of Hope.📖


“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Galatians 6:10 (NIV)

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His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones . . .


His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my 
bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.

For if I preach the gospel … willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge. § They called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said … , “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” § The love of Christ compels us.

“I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground.”. . . “You wicked and lazy servant. . . . You ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my…

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Truth2Freedom's Blog

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.


It is a gracious thing in our relationship with the heavenly Father to find that He loves us for ourselves and values our love more than galaxies of new created worlds.

The added blessing is to discover His faithfulness for what He is today we shall find Him tomorrow, the next day and the next year!

Actually, the fellowship of God with His redeemed family is beyond all telling. He communes with His redeemed ones in an easy, uninhibited fellowship that is restful and healing to the soul.

He is not sensitive nor selfish nor temperamental. He is not hard to please, though He may be hard to satisfy. He expects of us only what He has Himself first supplied.

He is quick to mark every simple effort to please Him, and just as quick to overlook…

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