Today’s Walk in the Word

Say “No!”

By Joe Barnett / June 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Say “No!”

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.                                                       […]

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He is Able

By Joe Barnett / June 17, 2014 / Comments Off on He is Able

I know that you can do all things.                           —Job 42:2 There are three doxologies in your New Testament that begin with the words “him who is able” … “Now to him who is able to strengthen you” (Romans 16:25). “Now to him […]

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When the Time is Right

By Joe Barnett / June 16, 2014 / Comments Off on When the Time is Right

I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer.          —Job 30:20 Does the interval between your prayer and God’s answer sometimes seem long? Why doesn’t he answer? Why doesn’t he act? He does—when the time is right. Until then you have to wait. How often we waste time […]

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When Trust is Tested

By Joe Barnett / June 13, 2014 / Comments Off on When Trust is Tested

Though he slay me, yet will I trust him.                                —Job 13:15 Trust isn’t tested in the church pew, it’s tested in battle. It’s tested when the night is dark, and cold, and lonely. It’s tested when loss is devastating and […]

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You Came at a High Price

By Joe Barnett / June 12, 2014 / Comments Off on You Came at a High Price

If I perish, I perish.   —Esther 4:16 In a Commencement address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs said, “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.” He was right. We want to go to heaven, but we delay the trip in every way […]

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Praise the Creator

By Joe Barnett / June 11, 2014 / Comments Off on Praise the Creator

You made the heavens … and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them.                                                          —Nehemiah […]

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Study, Obey, Share

By Joe Barnett / June 10, 2014 / Comments Off on Study, Obey, Share

Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees.                                                    —Ezra 7:10 Various translations of this text emphasize three things […]

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I Don’t Know What to Do

By Joe Barnett / June 9, 2014 / Comments Off on I Don’t Know What to Do

We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. —2 Chronicles 20:12 Hitler’s minions were put in charge of the German Protestant Reich Church in 1933 by rigged election. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a brilliant young theologian, vocally opposed the Nazi regime—a losing battle in the sense that he was imprisoned in 1943 […]

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By Joe Barnett / June 6, 2014 / Comments Off on Begin

Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you.                                    —1 Chronicles 22:16 There is something you need to do, right? You intend to do it, and have been promising yourself that you will. But you haven’t. Why? […]

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Thank You

By Joe Barnett / June 5, 2014 / Comments Off on Thank You

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.                       —1 Chronicles 16:34 A mannerly child is lovely, but every parent knows that it takes a lot of teaching and training to produce one. When something nice has been done or something good has been […]

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