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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

There’s Something About That Name

[God] gave him the name that is above every name.     —Philippians 2:9 Eighteen-month-old Andrea—along with her parents—spent a week in Louisville, Kentucky, with her grandparents. When they returned to their Oklahoma home, Andrea kept joyfully saying, “Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky.” There was something about that name that impressed the child. “Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky.” It …

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Excel in Serving

Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.        —1 Peter 4:10 Mother Teresa spent fifty years ministering to the poor, orphaned, sick, and dying in Calcutta. British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge had numerous interviews with Teresa, and when she died in 1997, Muggeridge said, “I never met anyone more memorable” …

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Being Remembered

In my old age, don’t set me aside.                        —Psalm 71:9 For a couple of years, I regularly visited several elderly residents in a care facility. Most were lonely, having no family members nearby and having outlived their closest friends. Some wondered if anyone would …

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Our Sovereign Lord

The Lord works out everything for his own ends.             —Proverbs 16:4 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Prv 19:21). God is in ultimate control of all things. As Dr. A.T. Pierson put it, “History is His story.” That being …

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Encouraging Words

Encourage one another and build one another up.                             —1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Anxious hearts are very heavy but a word of encouragement does wonders” (Prv 12:25). No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. —Aesop What would you say …

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Qualify Before You Criticize

What right do you have to judge or criticize others?                                          —James 4:12 “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise” (Prv 10:19). The shallowest mind can be …

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