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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 18:13 What a shame, what folly, to give advice before listening to the facts! It happens all the time. People are quick to give advice before they know the facts. It takes time to discern truth from fiction. One must listen carefully and give careful thought to what he […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 18:12 Haughtiness goes before destruction; humility before honor. Haughtiness is pride. It is patting one’s self on the back when something noteworthy is accomplished. It is the sense that I did it, that I am of greater worth because of what I was able to do. Pride elevates our […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 17:27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. It’s hard to be wise isn’t it? We like to express our opinions. In a time in which self is promoted so heavily by the world, everyone wants to be heard. We want to know […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 17:27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. It’s hard to be wise isn’t it? We like to express our opinions. In a time in which self is promoted so heavily by the world, everyone wants to be heard. We want to know […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 17:9 Disregarding another person’s faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends. We have a problem that doesn’t go away. We are prone to see the faults in people more than we do their good qualities. We magnify flaws more than we should. It is easy to see […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 17:3 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart. If you want pure gold and silver they must survive the test of fire. Fire gets rid of all the impurities that may be found there. The end result of going through the fire […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 16:21 The wise are known for their understanding, and instruction is appreciated if it’s well presented. There are good teachers and bad teachers. There are those who teach from what they know and those who teach what they don’t know. A good teacher believes from the heart what he […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 16:17 The path of the upright leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe. Where is the path you are on leading you? Are you moving closer to God or Satan? The path of the upright is different than the path the world travels on. The upright […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Prov. 16:9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Many of us are good planners. We are wired to be organized and like it when we have a clear sense of where we are going and how to get there. Many of us are just the […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim for 12/19/2017

by Jim Hughes Prov. 16:3 Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed. Whatever work you do in life, commit it to the Lord. Do what you do for the Lord and not personal gain or glory. Consider your work to be an extension of your service to the […]

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