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The 12 stone memorial articles began with “Don’t Get Stoned Again”- a wordplay on the song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (1971, The Who). Pick up stones 11 &12.
A friend has pancreatic cancer and he’s thriving. He continues to serve God and share the gospel in the midst of his physical suffering. Learn from his example how you can thrive in the face of any affliction.
By Alex McFarland. Have you ever considered your theology regarding R&R? Work is a good thing. So also is resting from work (and taking a nap).
Stone number ten is a stone of praise and it’s found along the road that led into the city of Jerusalem. Read about the significance of this stone.
This stone is a stone of remembrance of God’s power and provision. In 1 Kings 18, we read of three years of drought and famine in Israel and God’s promise to send rain.
This stone is a stone of help from 1 Samuel. Add it to your stone memorial to remember the gifts of grace from our God.
A friend has joined the cloud of witnesses who have gone before and who leave their legacy to inspire and encourage us. Her life was a witness, her dying a testimony, and her memorial service a celebration of life.
Perhaps no stone memorial is as well known as the stones at Gilgal, on the shore of the Jordan—a memorial of 12 stones piled high to memorialize who God is and His deliverance of His people from the wilderness into the Promised Land (Joshua 4).
In the midst of a great battle is found a stone of foundation and support that brought victory over the enemies of God’s people.
Fear can keep us from witnessing. But it can also keep people from Jesus. A witnessing encounter about overcoming fear. Because Fear, He is a liar.
Genesis 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel)
Remember the day in June 2015 when the White House was shrouded in color? (only six colors, it wasn’t a rainbow) Long before that day in 2015, and even until our time, our nation’s White House has been covered in something else–the providential blessings of God and the presence of His Word.
The word “mizpah,” in Genesis 31:49, is the Hebrew word we translate as beacon or watchtower. The word is used to indicate that God is a beacon of light, a watchtower of protection, and the giver and sustainer of peace.
When Jacob “came into the land of the people of the east” (Genesis 29:1), he encountered another, significant stone. The stone covered the mouth of a well in a field with three flocks of sheep nearby (Genesis 29:2).
Another early mention of stones in the Bible is in the account of Jacob’s journey to Haran. Jacob spent the night along the way and used stones for his pillow. What’s the significance of this stone?
The title of this article could mean a lot of things. Some might think it’s a warning about using drugs (it’s not). Others might catch the wordplay on the song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” But to ancient Israel, those words had a different meaning. They would have evoked a warning and thoughts about capital punishment.
The old Chicago song, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” should cause us to consider how we use our time. One minute can save a life.
What is profitable godliness? How do I get it?
“I Can Only Imagine” is a movie of forgiveness, redemption, and transformation. Read a short review and watch a video of the song. You will not be disappointed. This movie is a “must see” for all Christians.
Put yourself at the foot of the cross when Jesus was crucified. The words of an old Negro Spiritual will take you there.
On Palm Sunday the people rejoiced to see Jesus. Four short days later they all forgot Him. Are you glad to see Jesus? Do you see Jesus every day?
Glorifying God is man’s purpose. A list of ways to do that.
Remember who you are in Christ. He defines your identity.
Billy Graham lived a life of service to God (1918-2018). Take a minute to remember his life and thank God for his ministry. HIs legacy lives on through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
“What a Beautiful Name” is a moving and inspiring song extolling the Name above all names. The song recently won recognition with a 2018 Grammy award for Hillsong Worship.
Is obsession a bad thing? It’s likely every one of us has an obsession. Read, watch, and listen…and then discern your obsession.
Learn the wisdom of the ages from the mouth of babes. These little ones are adorable and they “speak” loudly the truths of life.
Thank you to the faithful readers of the Friday Power of Hope column. We hope it is an encouragement. Now, in case you missed it…the Top 10 from 2017!
She was only 13 years old and had a fondness for the words of a poem titled God Knows … And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year…
Be grateful for those who have served our country so we can live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Always remember our American Veterans.