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A Word From Joe Barnett

This site is about words.
First, about God’s authoritative, inspired Word.
Second, about my non-authoritative, non-inspired words—nevertheless, written in hope that they will encourage those who read them, and above all that they will point the reader to God’s Word.

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  • Today’s Walk in the Word. A brief devotional that appears Monday through Friday. Each entry is based on a single verse of Scripture, followed by my comments related to it, and ending with a summary aphorism. To access the latest devotional click on "Today’s Walk in the Word" below. To access previous messages click on "Archives/A Walk in the Word" in the top menu.
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Today's Walk in the Word

We Don’t Know the Load They’re Carrying

Clothe yourselves with compassion.                 —Colossians 3:12 Jack Carter was driving slowly, cautiously. His rearview mirror told him the car behind him was close to his bumper and that the driver was irritated. The exasperated driver had no way of knowing that Jack’s beloved wife Nancy was lying […]

Energetic Discipleship

Those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciple.                  —Luke 14:33 Many fitness center owners are okay with people paying a membership fee, showing up a few times, and then becoming no-shows. Fitness trainer Jesse Jones isn’t. He terminates your membership […]

The Greatest Love

The greatest love a person can show is to die for his friends.        —John 15:13 On January 11, 2007, President George W. Bush presented the prestigious Medal of Honor to Corporal Jason Dunham. Posthumously. Corporal Dunham’s squadron was manning a checkpoint in western Iraq on April 14, 2004, when a grenade was […]

Thank God for Inconvenience

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.                         —Psalm 136:1 Ferocious wind. Torrential rain. Destructive hail. Then, power failure. Lights. Fans. Air conditioning. Computer. Television. Clocks. Refrigerator. Microwave. Keurig. Hot water. All kaput. Hours into this “lights out” ordeal, I prayed. You […]

Don’t Make a Scene to Be Seen

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them.                    —Matthew 6:1 The Pharisees had a ravenous appetite for human praise: “They loved praise from men more than praise from God” (Jn 12:43). As master pulpiteer Charles Spurgeon put it, […]

An Indescribable Gift

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.                      —2 Corinthians 9:15 The apostle Paul had a first-rate education and a top-notch vocabulary. But he couldn’t come up with an adequate word to describe God’s gift of Christ—he said the gift was “indescribable.” God gave us […]

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Today's Walk in the Word

A brief devotional that appears Monday through Friday. Each entry is based on a single verse of Scripture, followed by my comments and ending with a summary aphorism. 


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