Tag Archives: salvation

THE CHECK THAT MATTERS

I’ve been listening to William Cowper’s hymn from the mid 1700s, “O for a Closer Walk with God.” Third verse  is not something we want to sing. “Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins … Continue reading

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KNOWING EVERYTHING THAT COUNTS

A few years ago, I started a speech off like this: Today I want to talk to you about my mom, Amy Rodgers Venter, and how her death affected me. Oh, I’m not talking about the pain, the agony, the … Continue reading

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BE GLAD IN HIS SALVATION

Meditation from my study in the Book of Isaiah. After a series of curses and railings against nations who do not trust in God (Chapters 13-24), I am so relieved to run onto Chapter 25, a praise to God which … Continue reading

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U-TURN OR DISASTER

  Look with me at the CONDITION of prophets and priests before judgment came to Judah. God speaking through Jeremiah (6:14) “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace’ they say, and there … Continue reading

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FROM THE SON’S ANGLE

Jesus loved his father – and he spent a lot of time communicating with him. What a wonderful choice when the decision was made to send Jesus to live as a man. The earthly Jesus is the being who lived, … Continue reading

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JESUS, THE DEATH CONQUEROR

I’m off for service to celebrate Jesus and his victory in our behalf – salvation and life. Wow, what a victory – and we are more than conquerors because he conquered for us. ***************             … Continue reading

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INVITATION TO ALL

Equal chance for all The Good Shepherd, invites “Come” To all troubled souls. Isaiah 40:11  “He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will carry the lambs in his arms and gently lead the ewes with young.” ************* Dear Readers.  As … Continue reading

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HOW CAN I SAY THANKS

Birthday in January gives me cause to evaluate my life even more than the New Year does.  New Year is for everybody; January 24 is for me. Last night I prepared a blog for today in which I recount highlights … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR PRICE (Part 3)

Let me tell a story on myself. You can tell it was a long time ago – tank full of gas for under $20! As usual I was in a hurry. I had to get to where I was going … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE PRICE? (Part 2)

The multi-millionaire swaggers up to the beautiful red head, and says, “Would you spend the weekend with me at the Hilton for a million dollars?” With her best alluring smile she answered, “Oh, yes, that sounds so divine!” He said, … Continue reading

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