Spiritual Moment

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  • Take a Look at Your Heart!

    Feb 24, 2016

    Christians are in a fight! The outcome of this fight determines their destiny. They don’t want to lose this this fight. One of the sad occasions of this fight is when I hear or read about casualties – the loss due to spiritual death or desertion.

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  • Thought from Paul's Letter to the Corinthians

    Feb 23, 2016

    In 2 Corinthians 2:11, Paul states “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.” This passage among others reminds us that we have an adversary who is on a mission to destroy us spiritually (cf. 1 Pet. 5:8). Satan is on a mission to destroy the faith of every Christian. Thus, Paul charges Christians in 1 Timothy 6:12 to “Fight the good fight of faith...” Years later, as he was facing his pending death; he wrote he had “fought the good fight” (2 Tim. 4:7).

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  • When You Feel Alone, Remember the Cross

    Feb 22, 2016

    oday’s Spiritual Moment will explain a third truth related to why Paul preached the cross. The cross makes possible reconciliation. Sin separates (Isa. 59:1-2; Rom. 6:23). From a parent’s perspective, one of the most disturbing feelings is to be separated from your children or to have one lost.

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  • The Cross Reveals the Hope of Forgiveness of Sins

    Feb 19, 2016

    Today, let’s look at a second truth about the cross. The cross reveals the hope of forgiveness of sins. I have sinned; you have sinned. All of us, in this life, eventually transgress God’s will; it’s then we become sinners (Rom. 3:23; 1 Jo. 3:4).

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  • Remember the Cross!

    Feb 18, 2016

    In 2 Corinthians 2:2, Paul positively affirms “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus and Him crucified.” This passage attests two truths related to the life of Paul. First, it tells why he preached; and secondly, it states the focus of his preaching. The answer to both (why and focus) is the cross.

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  • I Am Refreshed

    Feb 15, 2016

    The 80th Annual Bible Lectureship is officially completed. It was truly a great refreshing spiritual event.

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  • Think Positive!

    Nov 04, 2015

    Think positive! It’s essential for peace and contentment in people’s lives to control or manage their thinking. The mind is powerful; it can cause people to believe things that are false to be true and vice versa. W. I. Thomas, a famous sociologist, once said, “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.”

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  • Highway to Heaven

    Nov 02, 2015

    Highway to heaven. Some 600 years before the Day of Pentecost, Isaiah made one of his many prophecies related to the coming of Jesus as the Messiah. Because Isaiah made so many prophecies about Christ’s coming, he is referred to as the Messianic Prophet. One of the prophecies about Jesus is in Isaiah 35:8.

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  • Just the facts!

    Oct 30, 2015

    Just the facts! During the 50s through the early 70s, a popular television program was Dragnet. One of the key characters was a Detective Sergeant named Joseph “Joe” Friday played by Jack Webb. Detective Friday had the following catchphrase attributed to him, “Just the facts."

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  • Thank-you!

    Oct 23, 2015

    FHU is Special! There are places and then there are “special” places. Freed-Hardeman University falls into the latter. Why? It’s not the buildings making her special; it’s not even the great heritage that makes this place special. In my opinion, this place is special because of the PEOPLE.

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  • Marriage

    Oct 20, 2015

    Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; And your people shall be my people, And your God, my God” (Ruth 1:16).

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  • Resist Temptations

    Oct 16, 2015

    “Blessed is the man who endures temptation: for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him” (Jas. 1:12).

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  • Be Thankful!

    Oct 15, 2015

    Be thankful! Are you a thankful or an appreciative person? How often do you thank people for their acts of kindness? How often do you do something for someone else because you have been blessed?

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  • What Do You Do In Times of Crises?

    Oct 14, 2015

    God is so good! God’s people will always encounter difficult moments or experiences in life. How should Christians respond to these encounters? Let’s briefly examine several examples of how God’s people have responded in the past. What can we learn from others on how to manage crises, challenges, or problems in our lives?

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  • Why Do You Believe?

    Oct 13, 2015

    Why do you believe? The world has changed so much in the past 2 or 3 decades. There was a time when a significant percentage of Americans believed in God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Bible, heaven, hell, resurrection, angels, etc. But increasingly, more Americans are beginning to doubt their beliefs and many others don’t know what they believe.

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  • Decisions

    Oct 12, 2015

    Decisions, decisions, decisions! Each day of life produces its share of decisions. Some decisions are much more important than others, and some decisions have little consequences and then there are those with major consequences. When confronted with challenges, issues or problems requiring a decision, some people will decide to do nothing; thus, in this default, they are making a decision, a bad decision.

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  • "Are We There Yet?"

    Oct 09, 2015

    “Are we there yet?” These are the words of Lindsay Kingston and Kevin Kingston; they are the two children in the 2005 family movie entitled “Are We There Yet?” Nick Persons, played by Ice Cube, offers to transport his girlfriend’s (Suzanne Kingston played by Nia Long) children to her in Vancouver. The trip with these two children from Portland to Vancouver was a nightmare for Nick. The children constantly kept asking, “Are we there yet?” The movie caused me to think life is like a journey.

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  • Religiously, Can We Know the Truth?

    Oct 07, 2015

    Religiously, can we know the truth? Can we know God’s Will for all to obey to be eligible to enter into heaven? For centuries philosophers and theologians have been debating questions similar to these.

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  • "I Am Blessed"

    Oct 06, 2015

    When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings; name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

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  • Is Your Cross Too Heavy To Bear?

    Oct 05, 2015

    “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).

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