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Time is a commodity that everyone on the earth has been gifted an equal amount each day. There is also an ever running clock in constant motion to which our lives run. As we live in a digital age, the passing of time is not so apparent, but in years past, the hour glass was an effective way of keeping time as well as a visual reminder how time quickly fades. God has blessed each of us with this time to use wisely for His honor and glory. What have you done today to further the kingdom of God with your time gifted to you today? It is quickly passing by and many are entering eternity with no hope of salvation. Some are our co-workers, friends and family members. The Bible reminds us that there is a time for all things and Jesus said that this is harvest time. Have you been to the field today? Are you on your way? The field is before us and the time is now!


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          During the last few days, I have seen the heartache, pain and havoc that the enemy can cause in lives. The battle is very real during these days and the enemy is showing no mercy! Today, as we worship God, may we pray for the protection and power of God to overshadow the families of Calvary Baptist Church. May we keep our focus on Jesus Christ as we walk the path before us. May we begin and end each day, thanking God for His mercy and grace. May we thank God that the battle is His when we surrender our lives to Him. Be aware, keep a watch! The roaring lion is prowling! Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you!


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Have you ever had a project that seemed to never end?  Those projects are trying to the body, mind and soul. You look to see the end of the project and it seems not near to you but to extend itself!  The good news is, there will be an end someday. The same is true in our Christian lives. There are trial and tribulations that befall us and at times we see no end!  May I encourage the weary Christian today, there is coming a better and brighter day ahead. The trial will end and the sun will rise again from your long dreary night!  Hold fast to the unchanging hand of God until the Daystar appears! Joy is approaching for Jesus is coming soon!


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I am encouraged as I read through the Scripture that God has so lovingly given to us!  I read the accounts of the great men and women as they work diligently for the Lord and this gives me courage to go on for the One worthy to be worshipped!  It is a true blessing to have the Bible that we can read each and every day! Please do not take this blessing for granted as we have the privilege many do not possess.  As we worship the Savior today, let us remember what a privilege we have as we open our Bibles. What a love we have been shown! What an encouragement we have as we read the Holy Word of God!!



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In the world of new and improved technology, we have become very dependent on modern technology and medication. These advancements have been a blessing from God allowing this great knowledge in doctors and nurses. We have become so accustomed to depending on this knowledge acquired by man, that we at times forget the Great Physician and His power! He can perform miracles when man has no solution. Even greater, God can perform a procedure that no man could ever perform, a spiritual surgery to change a heart of sin and wash it white as snow! Today, whether you need a physical or spiritual miracle, call on the One that can make all things possible! Call out to the Great Physician for your every need! One preacher has said, “The altar is a surgery table where the Great Physician performs miracles!” Lay your life on the altar and allow God to perform His work!


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My parents warned me years ago. Especially when I began to earn my own money and began to see the glitter of all the special things present out on the market. They warned me, “If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is too good to be true”. We have all heard of schemes to lose weight, get rich quick, gain muscle without working out, snake oil to heal what ails you, and a multitude of other “too good to be true” offers. I have discovered a particular offer that sounds too good to be true, but in reality, keeps the promise that it makes. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew Henry said, “The gospel is good news, worthy of all acceptation, and yet not too good to be true”. How wonderful to know that the news announced to a hillside in Bethlehem is still good news to be proclaimed today and has given us eternal life. Let’s go spread the Good News!!  Jesus Saves!! 


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Have you ever heard the saying, “A penny for your
thought?” I have always felt that my thoughts aren’t worth much if
they are only worth a penny. But my consideration of that has
been, what does my mind dwell on? The Holy Word of God tells
us that we should pray continually and to be ready at all times
looking for the glorious return of Jesus Christ! The Bible also
explains that a wandering mind is a dangerous mind to have. The
mind that is not thinking on the good things of God, the devil will
surely and gladly fill with the things of this world! There is much
to be said for our prayer life, Bible reading, devotional time and
time with God! But what of our thought life! May we allow the
Holy Spirit of God to reign in our mortal bodies and not allow the
enemy to grasp a hold on our mind! The book of Philippians tells
us to “think on these things.” I encourage you to commit
Philippians 4:8 to memory.


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In society today, many of the Christian people have been labeled as intolerant and bigoted. When we stand for the principles that God has laid out for us, we are told we are the problem. This should be no surprise. Scripture tells us that this would occur. Evil is now called good and praised and good is now called evil. Child of God, stand for what your Heavenly Father has set before you. Do not compromise! For we shall have a reward for faithfulness in glory one day soon!

 



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It has been a tremendous week at Calvary Baptist Church! The vacation Bible school was a great time of teaching children about the book of Proverbs and what it teaches about how we use our ears, hearts, tongues, hands and feet for Jesus! These are not only great lessons to teach, but the Bible is speaking to the adults as well! God’s Word is wonderful! It is for more than children! Read it daily!
 
 
 


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The goodness and mercy of God are so amazing to me.  The Psalms repeat over and over that “His mercy and goodness endureth forever”.  I am so glad that I can always rely on the mercy and goodness of God.  First when I was saved by the blood of His precious Son.  And now each day as I live, I experience the mercy and goodness of God each day!  Rejoice, for He is good!


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Scripture teaches us that every good gift comes from above!  God has been gracious to give many gifts to His people.  The gift we celebrate today is the gift of the loving, caring, kind and compassionate mother!  To each lady that has nurtured a child and shown them the love of Christ, we say thank you and may you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!



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The momentum on the train of time is picking up.  Today marks the last day of four months of the year 2017.  Time moves forward whether you are ready or not.  So today, let us take an inventory of what we have done for God.  Are we soul winning?  Are we working and looking for the kingdom of God?  Time is short and not slowing down, let’s work for God!


Faithful Friday

 
It has been said that we must look to God because all men will fail us at some time.  While it is a wonderful privilege to have a godly example on earth, we must remember that all men are robed in flesh.  The flesh will attack and no man has the power to overcome the flesh in his own power.  We must depend on God to sustain our faithfulness.  Psalms 12:1 says, “for the faithful fall from among the children of men.”  But the first two words of the verse is key, “Help, Lord”.  If we try to live the faithful life within our own power, we will fail!  Our faithfulness is dependent upon each day asking for the Lord to help.  He is our strength and our rock on which we stand!  He is also the One that grants us faith to remain in the fight!  Is your faithfulness weak?  Ask, “Help, Lord”.  


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The Bible is full of illustrations.  In the book of Proverbs, the ant used to show the need for us to be working during this time of harvest.  The days are swiftly passing and the Lord is coming therefore, we must be working.  Our work is to tell a lost world that Jesus saves and He is the only way!  What are you working for?  Are you telling the world about Jesus!  Go and tell!



Faithful Friday

 
God reveals Himself to man that man can know the lost condition that he is in and then have the knowledge to the way of salvation.  After salvation, the Christian has much more to accomplish.  We are not to receive salvation and the proceed back to our own way of life.  We are to live completely for Him because we have become a child of God, property of God! First Corinthians shows us that we are not our own, we are bought with the price of the blood of Jesus Christ!  We and all that we possess are His!  This includes our earthly possessions.  We merely are stewards of what He has blessed us with.  A steward is merely a manager of his Masters possessions and we are to manage those things wisely.  Our materials blessings are only for us to manage in such a way as to bring glory and honor to the heavenly Father.  There is a requirement for being God’s steward, we are to be faithful to Him.  We are to faithful to Him and His desires.  The more faithful we are, the more responsibility He gives.  If you find yourself having little manage for God then we must examine ourselves and ask s it because of our lack of faithfulness to God?  How much or how little we manage is related to our faithfulness to God!  Stay faithful to the Master!