Author - Johnny Jones

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THE FIX
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THE BEST LAWYER MONEY CAN’T BUY
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POWER AND EFFECT
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DOUBLE ANCHORED
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WHAT DAVID KNEW
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THE REST OF THE STORY
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ONE THING
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ASSOCIATE
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GLIMMER TO GLORIOUS
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ALL AND YOU

THE FIX

“Everyone who believes in him is made right in God’s sight—something the law of Moses could never do.”  Acts 13:39 What was once so pristine, shiny and beautiful was now splattered and covered in blood. The Alter and Ark of the Covenant had the blood of sheep, goats and birds on them. It was a bloody mess, but that mess was necessary and saved lives. Hebrews 9:22 says that, “In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” All of this would change one day in[…]

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THE BEST LAWYER MONEY CAN’T BUY

“Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” Hebrews 7:25   Shrouded in mystique and exclusivity the US Supreme Court decides cases that impact American’s day to day lives like none other. And, among all of this mystique is an exclusive group of about 65 lawyers that are said to be among the top attorneys in the land. Considering that the court only hears about 75 out of 10,000 petitions they receive annually, these “top attorneys” are supposedly at the top of their game[…]

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POWER AND EFFECT

“So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect.”  Acts 19:20   As early as two years before a presidential campaign, candidates start coming out of the woodwork in droves. Some have name recognition, while others may not. There are certainly candidates among the field that have good intentions, but often times there are just as many that do not. The line of distinction is simply based on one’s sincere desire to serve versus a selfish quest for power. Unfortunately, when, and if, the wrong politician gets elected to office, the people and society suffer.  God’s intent[…]

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DOUBLE ANCHORED

“So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.”  Hebrews 6:18   The salt air and warm sun set the stage for what I was hoping to be a relaxing kayak fishing trip. I knew the area pretty well and figured if I could anchor my kayak near enough to the channel, I would cast into the area with the hope of reeling in[…]

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WHAT DAVID KNEW

“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”  Psalm 23:6  We’ve all had those seasons in life when we were going through something and it seemed as if God was a million miles away. Maybe a health battle, a battle with depression, a personal or business financial crisis, or even a strained relationship that brought us great concern. Sometimes in those seasons, even if we never verbalized it, we may have thought “Where is God in all of this?” David was one who could certainly[…]

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THE REST OF THE STORY

“When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately.”  Acts 18:26   He had such a distinct voice and way of telling a story that could captivate his listening audience. For decades, Paul Harvey spanned the airwaves across America shedding a different light on topics, people and stories of interest. As a kid, I found myself listening intently, trying to figure out who he was talking about, which he would always reveal at the end of his one-to-two-minute segment with the phrase, “And now you know[…]

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ONE THING

 “There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42  So, what’s on your “To Do List” today? If you’re like most folks, the list is long and continually growing, especially if you’re a mom. At current count, my list stands at 18 tasks and counting. But, of all the things that are on the list of things you need to do today, what is that “One Thing” that you deem most important? What if I told you that there is “One Thing,” that if it[…]

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ASSOCIATE

 “The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13  A couple of definitions for the word “associate” are “to connect or bring into relation, as thought, feeling, memory, etc.: and to join as a companion, partner, or ally.”  That’s exactly what Peter and John had done for three and a half years as they had “associated” themselves with Jesus, and it showed. In fact, it showed in such a way that the leading priest and council were “amazed!” They had[…]

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GLIMMER TO GLORIOUS

“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. Isaiah 1:18  A “glimmer” is defined as “a faint flicker, to shine faintly or unsteadily, a twinkle, or a shimmer,” and that’s exactly where Judah found themselves because of their rebellion and sin. The light of God’s glory was almost out over a people who had completely turned their backs on Him. Although their “religious practices” continued, their hearts were far from him and you can[…]

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ALL AND YOU

“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.” Titus 2:11 Do you ever stop, from time to time, and think about God’s vast creation? From the sun, moon, and highest, most magnificent mountain to the depths of the sea, it’s all so truly amazing!  And all of His creation, and every living creature in it, both big and small, speaks to His majesty and glory. Psalm 104:24-25 illustrates this well, stating: 24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures. 25 Here[…]

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