Archive - March 2019

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THE GREATEST
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OUR HIGHEST HONOR
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ALL FOR LOVE
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POSSESS IT
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RUN TO WIN
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SIMPLY ASK
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ONLY THE BEST
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CONSULT
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THE WINNING SIDE
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INSIDE JOB

THE GREATEST

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 From the official website of the movie No Greater Love; “No Greater Love, the award-winning documentary, invites the audience to experience war and its aftermath from a soldier’s perspective.”  “No Greater Love depicts the combat deployment of the legendary “No Slack” Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, through the eyes of Army Chaplain Justin David Roberts. While deployed in Afghanistan, Justin decided to carry a camera to document the hardships his unit endured. He captured not only the gritty reality of war but also the incredibly strong[…]

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OUR HIGHEST HONOR

“Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function].” 1 Corinthians 12:27 There was an interesting concept I learned as a young Marine that has stuck with me through the years. It was the idea that just to earn the title of Marine was your greatest accomplishment as a Marine. Yes, just like in every branch of the military, there are various jobs and specifications of duty. One may serve as a cook while another serves as military police, aircraft mechanic, or admin clerk. Yet, regardless of the[…]

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ALL FOR LOVE

“They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them,for you loved them.” Psalm 44:3 So, what was the point, the bottom line and the reason for it all? Why would God pick a “non-people group” and make them into the most highly feared, and highly respected group of people in the known world? Just why would He go to all the trouble of bringing them out of Egypt, providing for and sustaining[…]

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POSSESS IT

“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.” Joshua 21:45 Finally, it all came together just has the Lord had said. Every single promise the Lord had made to Israel, going all the way back to Abraham, had finally come to pass. Israel could trace the hand of God throughout the generations. How He called Abraham and gave him a son. How He turned Joseph’s trouble around, taking him from a sold-out slave to the hero that saved the known world, including his[…]

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RUN TO WIN

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So, run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9:24 Who would have ever thought that at 41, Tom Brady would still be playing football, much less still winning Super Bowls? Just to play competitively in the NFL is quite an accomplishment, but to still be playing after nineteen years is unheard of. Brady’s goal is to play until he’s at least 45, and he believes that as long as he sticks to his plan, he’ll be able to do just that. So, what exactly is Brady’s[…]

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SIMPLY ASK

“But for us, There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live, And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live”. 1 Corinthians 8:6 In Joshua chapter fifteen, Othniel asked her father, Caleb, for land that included springs of water, to which Caleb responded by giving her land that included upper and lower springs. In Joshua 17:3-4, Zelophehad had no sons, so all five of his daughters approached Joshua and asked for land for themselves. Land had only been allotted to men as heads[…]

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ONLY THE BEST

“But Moses gave no allotment of land to the tribe of Levi, for the Lord, the God of Israel, had promised that he himself would be their allotment.” Joshua 13:33 It was the day everyone had been waiting for! As the Tribes of Israel lined up one by one, anticipation must have filled the air. Everyone waited with bated breath for Joshua to give out the allotments of land they had all been promised. Everyone knew it was only the Lord who could have helped them defeat so many kings as they did. Though they were vastly outnumbered on many battle[…]

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CONSULT

“So Joshua took control of the entire land, just as the Lord had instructed Moses. He gave it to the people of Israel as their special possession, dividing the land among the tribes. So the land finally had rest from war.”  Joshua 11:23 Everything was a first for Joshua. Being tasked with leading Israel and facing vast army after vast army were things he had never done before. When faced with such formidable foes, Joshua didn’t have the luxury of relying on past experiences, he had to go to the Lord for the battle plans.  In one such experience, Joshua learned a valuable[…]

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THE WINNING SIDE

“Answer my prayers, O LORD, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.” Psalm 69:16 Israel wasn’t supposed to lose, and Joshua knew it. I think as believers, we can sometimes get accustomed to loosing and lose sight of the Truth that, “If God is for us who can be against us?” We aren’t supposed to be losers now any more than Israel was then. So, when Israel returned from such a great defeat by such a tiny foe, Joshua began to pray. He opened up his heart to God because he[…]

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INSIDE JOB

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 In an article posted at AmericanExperiment.org, Katherine Kerstenwrites the following about George Washington: “When George Washington died in 1799, Congress passed a resolution naming him ‘First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.’ What personal traits made Washington great? Nature gave him the raw material to be a leader, but he could just as easily have become a Napoleon, a would-be dictator. His greatness sprang from his life-long effort to mold himself to conform with his[…]

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