And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

2 Corinthians 9:8

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Expect Opposition

The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9, “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.”  “A great door and effectual” means “a door of opportunity is opened to do effective work.”  Warren Wiersbe said, “Opportunities and adversaries usually go together.”  Any Christ [...]

Happiness Is A Choice

Many people go through life unhappy. They wish they had this or that, or that they had a different job, house, or car. They wish they looked different or had other abilities. All too often their focus is on what they perceive to be the negative things in their life, [...]

Adoniram Judson

While exploring a graveyard in Plymouth, Mass. recently, I happened upon the grave marker of Adoniram Judson, which said “missionary to Burma, lost at sea.”  “Wow,” I thought, “I didn’t know he died at sea.  I realized to my shame how little I knew about this great missionary.  After returning home I [...]

Are You Free?

The 4th of July is the time when we celebrate our independence as a nation from British rule.  On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. This freedom came at a high cost for our forefathers.  The closing words of the document solemnly declare: “With a firm reliance [...]

Train Up A Child

Dear mothers of little ones, be encouraged.  Your work is hard, but is the best work in the world, and the most rewarding, for you are molding lives!  What a privilege!  Do not squander time for it is very fleeting.  Little ones grow and are too soon gone.  Opportunities arise [...]

The Lord Has Supplied

Over three years ago I asked an experienced pastor friend who had experience in building church buildings for some advice on whether or  not to go forward with our building plans.  He referred me to Joshua 3:13 where the Lord said to Joshua, “And it shall come to pass, as [...]

God’s Ordered Steps

Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”  Do you believe this?  Does God really order the steps of a good man?  What is a good man anyway?  What is the right response to God’s ordered steps?  These [...]

Expect Great Things

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the warmth and new life that spring brings. God is so good to give us changing seasons in our weather as well as in our lives. Change should not be something we dread, but as God brings about changes, we [...]

God Is Our Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:1,10  Are you facing some kind of trouble or trial in your life? Many are. Allow me to share something I read recently in Streams in the Desert (devotional [...]

Redeeming the Time

“Redeeming the Time” is the theme we have chosen for 2009 here at GMBC.  Our scripture verse is Colossians 4:5 “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.”  One of the best and wisest uses of our time is to “walk in wisdom toward them that are [...]

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