Encouragement

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Dealing with our situations

by Larry Johnson

I ran across this commentary this morning and thought I would share it. I hope it is as encouraging to you as it was to me. Bro. J   Consider the work of God;  For who can make straight what He has made crooked?  In the day of prosperity be joyful,  But in the day […]

Putting Him first

by Larry Johnson

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the […]

Our Response To Our Tests and Trials

by Larry Johnson

When God is ready to move you to the next spiritual level toward your destiny, things may get worse before they get better. You may not like that statement but that doesn’t make it any less true. Development is often a painful process of breaking us of our own ambitions and independence so that we […]

God’s Presence is Powerful

by Larry Johnson

Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.”  “Look!” he answered, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and […]

Be holy, for I am holy

by Larry Johnson

“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what […]

Wise Words For Wise People

by Larry Johnson

Have you ever seen “#blessed” on social media? Sometimes, the hashtag is accompanied by a photo, and the context is usually something like this: “Can’t believe how beautiful this Caribbean beach is! #blessed” “Just bought a new Tahoe! #blessed” “Look at what he gave me for my birthday. Best. Husband. Ever. #blessed” Don’t misunderstand. There’s nothing […]

What’s In A Word?

by Larry Johnson

We speak to each other every day without much thought about the deeper meaning behind our words. That quick “I love you” that you spew out as you head for the door doesn’t cause you to reflect on the depth of true love every time you say it. Too often, our words become habitual or […]

You Are Unique

by Larry Johnson

On August 8, 1983, out of 12,500 applicants for its freshman class, Harvard University accepted 2,200 new students. Among them was a very unusual applicant, a young man from Booneville, California, who had skipped school for the past eleven years and had spent his time raising goats and studying at home. The unusual boy did […]

Grace and Faith

by Larry Johnson

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (Ephesians 2:8, NKJV) Where do we get the faith that is required for salvation? Ephesians 2:8 answers: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift […]

Penetrate the Culture

by Larry Johnson

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world . . . Let your light shine before men in such a way […]