Today’s Walk in the Word

Are You a Positive Person?

By Joe Barnett / May 20, 2024 / Comments Off on Are You a Positive Person?

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.            —1 Thessalonians 5:16 Timmy’s Little League team—like Charlie Brown’s—hadn’t won a ball game all season. Today, they would be squaring off with the top team in town. “We’re going to get slaughtered,” Timmy whined. “Timmy,” said his mom, “you have to […]

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Life and Light

By Joe Barnett / May 17, 2024 / Comments Off on Life and Light

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.                  —John 1:4 The last prophetic voice of the Old Testament belonged to Malachi. There wouldn’t be another until John the Baptist, four hundred years later. Malachi is a somber book—God’s people had become spiritually […]

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Timely Decisions

By Joe Barnett / May 16, 2024 / Comments Off on Timely Decisions

Seek the Lord while he may be found.                        —Isaiah 55:6 Decisions are the indispensable building blocks of life. However, the timing of decisions is essential to successful outcomes. Frank was extremely overweight but was determined to master the skills of mountain climbing. Through hard […]

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Do You Believe Romans 8:28?

By Joe Barnett / May 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Do You Believe Romans 8:28?

He who promised is faithful.           —Hebrews 10:23 “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Rom 8:28). Do you believe that? I don’t recall having ever heard a Christian say, “No, I don’t believe that!” But I’ve heard some attach a qualifier: […]

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By Joe Barnett / May 14, 2024 / Comments Off on Traditions

Consider the generations long past.             —Deuteronomy 32:7 Traditions. Good or bad? Some are good: those that have their authority in scripture, as well as some family and organization traditions. Some are not good: outmoded responses to situations that no longer exist. In any case, this old saying holds true: […]

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Our Debt to the Past

By Joe Barnett / May 13, 2024 / Comments Off on Our Debt to the Past

I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build.            —Joshua 24:13 Raucous British voices trash-talked those who had led their past, provoking Sir Winston Churchill to say, “If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that […]

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Neglecting the Important

By Joe Barnett / May 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Neglecting the Important

Show mercy and compassion to one another.                                       —Zechariah 7:9 The returned remnants of the exile had worshiped God in Babylon for seventy years, but their sincerity was suspect: “Did you really do it for me?” the […]

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Texts That Changed Lives (4)

By Joe Barnett / May 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Texts That Changed Lives (4)

Give me understanding according to your word.                                —Psalm 119:169 Texts that changed lives (concluded) William Penn: “This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). Francis of Assisi: “God forbid that I should glory, save […]

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Texts That Changed Lives (3)

By Joe Barnett / May 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Texts That Changed Lives (3)

I have put my hope in your word.                   —Psalm 119:147 Texts that changed lives (continued) Enoch Stapleton: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6). […]

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Texts That Changed Lives (2)

By Joe Barnett / May 7, 2024 / Comments Off on Texts That Changed Lives (2)

Direct my footsteps according to your word.                        —Psalm 119:133) Texts that changed lives (continued) George Moore: “He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” […]

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