Thoughts for the Day

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Spirit Filled

by George Barlow

We’ve lived in several different states over the years and we seem to always carry something along with us that we will never use again or we simply don’t need.  Maybe you have things in your garage storage or your attics that have been sitting around for years and you either need to donate them […]

Bold Faith

by George Barlow

In Acts chapter 4, the high priest saw the boldness of Peter and John and their proclamation of Jesus.  They were marveled at the healing of the lame man and couldn’t deny what had just taken place. Peter and John were challenged by the high priest to explain by what power and in whose name […]

In the Name of Jesus

by George Barlow

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk” (Acts 3:6) There is no other authority in the Christian faith other than the authority of Jesus Christ. One day, before Peter and John went into the temple […]

Tapping into the Holy Spirit

by George Barlow

“We hold to a form of godliness but deny its power” (2 Timothy 3:5).  Have you tapped into the power of the Holy Spirit?  Have you allowed the Holy Spirit to work in your life or have you ignored and denied its power? The Holy Spirit is powerful!  The Hebrew writer explains it this way; […]

Witness for Jesus

by George Barlow

I heard this story about a young boy who moved from the country to the city with his family.  He got up one morning excited about the day.  His mother had been sleeping and didn’t want to be bothered, but she got him dressed and sent him outside to play, then went back to sleep.  […]

Humble Yourselves in His Sight

by George Barlow

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (James 4:10) This appeal that James makes is for the unconverted.  Those that have too much pride and are unwilling to hear and obey the Lord.  But it also has relevance for Christians as well. Whoever humbles themselves and obeys His will is not […]

Church Purpose

by George Barlow

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”  (Mark 15:15-16) The New Orleans Saints started the 2009-2010 football season off with the goal to win games and eventually make it to […]

Do you really love your job?

by George Barlow

Do you really like what you’re doing for work? Today being Labor Day, many employers throughout the country have given their employees time off work to spend with family and loved ones.  We work hard every day.  Sometimes eight, nine, or even more than twelve hours a day.  We deserve a day off every now […]

Do The Right Thing

by George Barlow

Genesis chapter 37 has the story of Joseph and his 11 brothers.  Joseph the second youngest was his father’s favorite.  His brother’s despised him for the attention he was receiving from his father Jacob.  They despised him so much, they conspired to kill him, but eventually decided to sell him into slavery. Joseph experienced a […]

Faith Is The Victory

by George Barlow

“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” (1 John 5:4-5). This world can bring about such things as anxiety, discontentment, fear, grief, loneliness, depression, and despair […]