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A preacher got into the habit of writing his sermons word for word. It worked well—until one Sunday he found himself in the pulpit without his notes. Addressing the congregation, he said, ‘I’ve forgotten my notes this morning, so I’ll have to pray and rely on the Lord....

An unforgiving attitude can keep you from moving forward in life. So isn’t it time you got serious about forgiving the one who hurt you? You say, ‘But then they’ll have got away with it.’ They’re not getting away with anything! God is qualified to judge; you’...

The Bible says: ‘When Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him King, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone. Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum…Then...

It took seven years to build Solomon’s temple. In Scripture the number seven represents completion. So when it comes to your ‘position’ in Christ, you’re as saved right now as you’ll be when you stand in heaven. When Jesus cried, ‘It is finished’,...

Jesus lives in each of those who make up His church. ‘You are…members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in...

Notice what Solomon prayed for at the dedication of the temple. ‘If there is famine in the land…if Your people’s enemies are in the land…whatever disaster or disease there is…hear from heaven…Then they will fear You and walk in Your ways as long as they...

Can you imagine God’s presence being so real in a Sunday morning service that the pastor doesn’t get to preach, the choir and special singers don’t get to perform and the deacons can’t attend to their duties? It happened in Solomon’s temple. Observe the elements at...

The Bible says, ‘The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.’ Let’s use what may seem like a ridiculous illustration. Imagine your foot no longer wanting to be part of your body and when you ask why, it starts saying things like, ‘I’m...

Only when the ark of the covenant was brought into the temple and set in its rightful position, which was the central place, did God’s glory fill the temple. ‘Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place…[And] the cloud filled the house of the...

We don’t go to church, we are the church! If we met for worship in the parking lot, we’d still be the church! Consider Solomon’s temple. It was planned by David the father, built by Solomon the son, and at its dedication filled with the Holy Spirit. Here are three ways your...