Category Archives: TODAY IN THE WORD

‘Confessions of a Changeaholic’

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If you have viewed my blog over the past few days, you’ve noticed that I’ve been messing around with its format and appearance. Perhaps when you first pulled it up you thought you had maybe made a mistake.  Don’t worry – you’re OK. It’s still Pastor Terry’s “Seeds of Faith.” Why then all the changes? Interesting question.

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Thanking God

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Recently Tammy and I made a trip where we had to travel for several hours. As we were driving down the road I thought about how crazy it is for automobiles to be traveling at such high rates of speed and only a few feet apart. One little mishap on someone’s part and there would be a terrible crash and maybe even death. As we neared our destination safely I did what I so often do; I breathed – “Thank you Lord” and I heard Tammy do the same.

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Devotional: ‘God Is Giving Me Strength ’

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Philippians 1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

This week we have studying about how the gospel was furthered through Paul’s imprisonment. If you were a part of last Sunday’s service, you know that my sermon revolved around three primary points:

1. God  Was Opening Doors That Otherwise Would Be Closed
2. God Was Using People That Otherwise Would Be Silent
3. God Was Giving Strength To Some Who Otherwise Would Be Weak

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Devotional: ‘In Nothing I Shall Be Ashamed’

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Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

Persecution was a real problem during the days of Paul. To be persecuted means to be attacked and even killed for your faith. More and more both the Jews and the Romans were beginning to attack and persecuted  the Christians. It was for this reason that Paul often referred to the issue of being ashamed of Christ and His gospel. Consider these passages:

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Devotional: ‘We All Are His Witnesses’

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Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

A witness is someone who gives testimony to what they believe to be the truth. According to Christ, each of us is to be a witness of His saving power.

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Devotional: ‘Open Doors’

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Philippians 1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

I’m sure that Paul appreciated what Joseph said about his time in prison – “What some meant for evil, God used for good.” Like Joseph, Paul was unjustly put into prison. And like Joseph, God used his adversity to his advantage. What some meant for evil, God used for good.

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