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The Righteous and the Unrighteous

      Matthew 5:45b “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” For Your sake we face death all day long: we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. As recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, God causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous. It is tragic that adults are dying as the result of COVID-19, but little children are dying also. When a tornado or other earth disaster comes righteous die with unrighteous. …

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You Always Have Somewhere To Go

Having been born in Houston we knew about evacuating when bad weather came. Fortunately for us we always came to Arkansas for a family visit. We always had somewhere to go. This morning when I heard the rain, I was blessed with memories of how a bad situation always turned into a blessed time. Oh beloved, it’s hard to believe, but even your bad situation is not your destiny. The weather report, the health report, the financial report – all of them are just part of your life. And these parts of your life ebb and flow – hard times …

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Believers Are To Live Honorable Lives

To live honorable lives was the second qualification given by God and recorded by Paul in Philippians 4: 8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  But before we can truly live an honorable life, perhaps we should define what it means for one to be honorable. According to one definition an honorable person is one who acts and does the right things, and tries to live up those high standards and principles. And telling the truth always in one way that honesty can be demonstrated. Though you and …

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Real Freedom

Confession time. My parents traveled a lot, even when I was a teenager. Several times they left me at home because I had school and work. One time they went with another couple and left my mom’s car at home. One night I decided I’d go for a ride. I got in the car and started out the drive, went down to the end of the street and out on the highway. As I rounded the first curve I realized I was really doing a dumb thing – dangerous, no driver’s license and more. I prayed. “Oh God, if you’ll …