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  1. - Just as I Am, Without One Plea –

    Philippians 2:8, “[Jesus] humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross”
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    Just as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come - And so begins one of the most familiar old hymns and one which is most likely remembered because of its use as an "invitational song" at the close of many traditional church services and, most famously, ...
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  2. 52. Distraction(s)

    Distraction(s)

    Yesterday I was on my way home from school. With the polarized lens I have for my sunglasses, I cannot clearly see the digital numbers on the clock in the truck’s radio. Yeah, just a radio, no CD player… boring! Anyway, I took my glasses off and absentmindedly set them down.

    Due to event’s being on my mind I was caught up in thinking about what felt like a thousand things all at once (who says a man can’t multitask) and after a few minutes I suddenly ...
  3. - Obedient to God’s Word –

    Psalm 119:34, “Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart”
    James 1:22, “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves”
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    While James E. Rogan was a U. S. Representative from a district in California, he was faced with a crucial decision. He had been elected by the slimmest of margins in an area that usually voted for the other party. An extremely important public issue with immense ...
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  4. - Two Sides of the Cross –

    Luke 23:33, “And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand, and the other on the left”

    Matthew 10:38, “He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me”
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    The cross in Roman times was designed for death as it had no other use. Jesus disciples had a vivid picture of the agony, punishment, and misery that the cross represented. However, ...
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  5. - Saved at Sea –

    John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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    After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the pastor once again slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit, and gave a very brief introduction of his childhood friend. With that, an elderly man stepped up to the pulpit to speak, "A father, his son, and a friend of his son were sailing off the Pacific ...
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