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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , on August 6, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Time is a precious thing. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring or that it is guaranteed even. One thing is certain, it seems time goes faster & faster the older we get. So use your time wisely. Cherish moments, help others, & make memories. Not just for yourself, but others too.

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a must that appears for a little time then vanishes.

Have a memory making week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , on July 21, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Rumors are started by those that want to draw attention away from their own darkness. Jealousy & their own misery will make people talk. If you weren’t there & didn’t see it, take what you hear with a grain of salt & don’t repeat it. I could tell someone that I saw so & so talking to so & so at a quick stop & by the time it is told to 10 people…the rumor is I saw them robbing the quick stop & having sex in the get away car. Rumors are ridiculous & can destroy lives. If you are not talking good about someone, don’t talk about them at all.

James 1:26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

James 4:11-12 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against his brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law & judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver & judge, he who is able to save & to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Have a rumor free weekend my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , on June 4, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Doing what’s right… We all know the difference between right & wrong usually. So why do we choose to do what’s not right at times? Is it because of selfishness? Greed? That we don’t care? Doing the right thing may not always be easy, but it will be rewarded. Doing the right thing will bring peace to your heart.

James 4:17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

2 Chronicles 15:7 But you take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

Have a do the right thing week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , on May 25, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Tomorrow is never guaranteed, so don’t live like it is. Live each day as if it’s your last. Choose to spend your time wisely, doing what’s good & loving others. God gave us this life for a purpose, live with that purpose.

Ephesians 5:16 Make the best use of time, because the days are evil.

James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time & then vanishes.

Have a purpose filled Memorial Day Weekend my friends!!!

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By U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Trend Update: Transgender, April 2016

Posted in Creation, Culture, Gospel, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2016 by paulthepoke

Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.

The Hebrew word for “abomination” is tow`ebah. God sees crossdressing as tow`ebah or detestable or disgusting.

Those are God’s words. It is acknowledged, His words are offensive to segments of society. Eventually, His words are offensive to all of us if we are honest with ourselves. Please take your complaints and comments directly to Him. He will listen. He is a big boy. He can handle it.

The progressive, forward thinking critic would have us believe the transgender lifestyle is the next step in the evolution of humanity. The social experts tell us these new, complex, gender issues should have us leave the traditions of religion in the past. The government has imposed laws and executive orders reflecting this trend of political correctness. We live in a culture and society that has elevated its civil law above God’s Law.

God communicated His Law to Moses approximately 3,500 years ago. A point of this post is the practice of cross dressing was occurring thousands of years ago in the past. Transgender lifestyle is not cutting edge and trendy. It has always been. Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. It is stated in this verse three times…God created. God thought enough of humanity in His likeness to create us last. Conditions were perfect when Adam entered onto the scene. We were placed in optimal conditions for success. God gave us His best. Everything was brand new and shiny. We were made by God with a purpose and plan, male and female. He defined roles to complete and fulfill. He expects us to act accordingly.

Every person on the planet has a lifestyle issue that can be taken to task. There is no sliding scale or grading on the curve when it comes to sin. Judgment belongs to God. James 4:12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?

We are all in need of sin remission. Every single one of us is a sinner. We all have sin in our lives. Ecclesiastes 7:20 Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.

And this is where the mercy, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus enters the scene. Christ loves us ALL in spite of our actions whatever they may be. He paid the penalty for sin. For those who believe, He has paid the fine for sin.

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit…

Romans 6:10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Hebrews 9:28a so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many…

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