Today’s Walk in the Word


By Joe Barnett / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Self-Awareness

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith.    —2 Corinthians 13:5 While Bob and Eloise were having breakfast, they looked out the kitchen window and saw their new neighbor hanging clothes out to dry. Eloise said, “That laundry is dirty.” For several days, every time their neighbor hung clothes on the […]

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Stay Connected

By Joe Barnett / April 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Stay Connected

[Nothing] in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.                   —Romans 8:39 I was pulled kicking and screaming into the personal computer age. Now it’s the first thing I turn on in the morning and the last thing I turn off […]

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By Joe Barnett / April 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Solitude

Close the door and pray to your Father.                             —Matthew 6:6 Abraham was alone when God told him he would make him into a great nation (Gn 12:1–3). Jacob was alone when God renamed him Israel (Gn 32:24–28). Moses was alone when […]

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I Don’t Know What to Do

By Joe Barnett / April 15, 2022 / 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 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a brilliant young theologian, vocally opposed Hitler’s regime—a losing battle in the sense that he was imprisoned in 1943 and hanged in 1945. Bonhoeffer’s favorite verse was, “We do not know what to do, but our […]

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Takers and Givers

By Joe Barnett / April 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Takers and Givers

Why should it use up the soil?                     —Luke 13:7 For three years he had been looking for fruit on his fig tree but found none. So, he told the gardener, “Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?” The tree was drawing sustenance […]

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By Joe Barnett / April 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Deliverance

I will fear no evil, for you are with me.                            —Psalm 23:4 The Bible is packed with stories of divine deliverance. Lot’s deliverance from Sodom. Isaac’s deliverance from the altar of sacrifice. Joseph’s deliverance from prison. Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. Elijah’s deliverance […]

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By Joe Barnett / April 12, 2022 / Comments Off on Lost

The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.                                            —Luke 19:10 In Luke 15, Jesus delivered a trilogy about a lost sheep from a flock of 100, a lost coin from […]

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It’s Never too Late—Until It Is

By Joe Barnett / April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on It’s Never too Late—Until It Is

Repent and be baptized, every one of you.                                      —Acts 2:38 Gene Polvado had a burden on his heart: he was concerned about an elderly man in a town where he had once ministered. They had developed a […]

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Begin It

By Joe Barnett / April 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Begin It

Now begin the work, and the Lord be with you.                               —1 Chronicles 22:16 There’s something you need to do, right? Write that note? Begin that exercise regimen? Wrap up that project? You intend to do it and have promised yourself […]

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How Great a Debtor

By Joe Barnett / April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on How Great a Debtor

It is by grace you have been saved.                 —Ephesians 2:8 During his early teens, Robert Robinson (1726-1791) hung out with a gang of hoodlums and led a life of debauchery. When he was seventeen, Robert attended a George Whitefield evangelistic meeting: he walked in a scoffer and […]

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