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  • J. Randal 00:47 on 2017-01-22 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , sectarianism   

    Sectarians take pride in their sects, ask God to bless their sectarian efforts, and feel superior wearing their sectarian names. We will glory in the Cross of Christ, ask for God’s kingdom to flourish, and feel privileged to wear the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • J. Randal 15:13 on 2017-01-19 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: renewal   

    The soul is worn away, hour by hour, in the exposure to public view and needs frequent renewal in the private presence of God.

  • J. Randal 08:13 on 2017-01-17 Permalink | Reply
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    My goal is to be everything the Lord says he wants me to be, in Scripture, and nothing he would not have me be. This then would be the sum of faithfulness.

  • J. Randal 23:21 on 2017-01-16 Permalink | Reply
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    Justice cannot carry the day unless evil and evildoers are overthrown. Hence, the requests of the righteous for God to execute judgment against their enemies. “Wake up for my sake and execute the judgment you have decreed for them!” Psa 7.6c

  • J. Randal 17:45 on 2017-01-16 Permalink | Reply
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    “Many people want to say what is worthy of God and what is not worthy of God; however, the only true way to find out what is worthy of God is to see what God has or has not done in the Bible. Whatever God has done is worthy of him.” —Jim Sheerer, NT Commentary, 983.

  • J. Randal 12:03 on 2017-01-14 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: hospitality,   

    “… hospitality was an essential part of the Christian life, particularly in providing places for meeting and for the visiting ministry of prophets, evangelists and teachers, as well as of the apostles in the earliest days. The practice is reflected in many places in the New Testament, Paul often having occasion to thank the members of [the] churches for their generosity in this way and to request them to give hospitality to his fellow-workers when he sent them to different places. He too commends it as a virtue necessary for the church’s life in Rom. 12: 13 …” — A.R.C. Learney, Letters of Peter and Jude, p. 62.

  • J. Randal 11:11 on 2017-01-13 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , prophecy   

    “… Moses had predicted the arrival of a Prophet, and this Prophet was the Messiah (see Luke 24:19; John 1:19-28; 6:14). Not to obey (“hear”) this Prophet meant condemnation.” —W.W. Wiersbe

  • J. Randal 11:02 on 2017-01-12 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: patience   

    Patience. It grows through exercise. “Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience” Eph 4.2 CEB.

  • J. Randal 21:32 on 2017-01-10 Permalink | Reply

    It’s hard to be the adult in the room if your life has been spent in childish pursuits.

  • J. Randal 17:58 on 2017-01-10 Permalink | Reply
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    Old news of man is only history;
    Of God, the path to blessed eternity.

    —JRMatheny http://randalmatheny.com

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