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“He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all....
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What is the greatest piece of writing in all of history? What has confounded the conscious with its truths? What book endures through the scientist’s scoffing, the theologian’s theorizing, and the multitude’s misunderstanding. This book is the Bible. How could knowledge from such a powerful book be wasted? I believe that the Bible is powerful....
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The first time I was on deputation, I was going as a church planter to the inner city of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. When I look back sometimes it makes me laugh. We would be at a missions conference surrounded by families who were flying across the sea, but the church members would walk up to...
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If Jonah chapter four wasn’t so sad, the irony in it would be funny. We have an incredible contrast between pouty Jonah and pitiful God. Jonah is very upset (“displeased exceedingly’) because God was so nice. He wanted God to judge Nineveh, but he knew that if the wicked Ninevites repented God would forgive them....
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And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,Jonah 3:11 Jonah was not the most ideal missionary candidate. He was stubborn, racist, ethnocentric, bitter, and lacking compassion. Yet he is the man God chose. Jonah failed to obey when God’s word came to him the first time. He ran. He hid. He slept....
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“And said,I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; Out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.” Jonah 2:2 Just before passing away in Ravensbrück concentration camp, Corrie Ten Boom’s sister, Betsie said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not...
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So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.Jonah 1:6 There are interesting comparisons between Jonah and Jesus. Both slept in a boat. Both were buried for three days and three...
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-Missionary Tracy Paver “Your reasonable service.” I stared at those three words in my Bible, overcome by their meaning. I was at a missions camp in the mountains of Tennessee. I had just graduated from nursing school the month before and figured this camp would be a welcome hiatus before I dove back into the...
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Jerusalem was placed in an exalted position (v.5). All other nations were around her and admired her. (Think of Jerusalem during the days of Solomon when people like the Queen of Sheba came to see what he had built.) This position of prominence and power was a privilege. They had been chosen by God to...
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The reality I live in every day is that the most populated country in the world is a place where the average person has never been introduced to the one true God that I grew up hearing about everyday. I grew up with Christian parents that from as small as I can remember told me...
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