All posts in category Gems From Jim Hughes

Gems From Pastor Jim – 1/1/2019

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 4:4 Then I observed that most people are motivated to success by their envy of their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless, like chasing the wind. Do you envy others? Where is it getting you? Think about it. If you are motivated to do whatever you can do to […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/25/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 3:22-23 So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is why they are here No one will bring them back from death to enjoy life in the future. What do you do for work? Are you happy in it? […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/18/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 3: 18 Then I realized that God allows people to continue in their sinful ways so he can test them. That way, they can see for themselves that they are no better than animals. If God wanted to, He could make us do what is right in His eyes. […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/11/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 2:10-11 Anything I wanted, I took. I did not restrain myself from any joy. I even found great pleasure in hard work, an additional reward for all my labors. But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless. It was […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/4/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 1:9-11 History merely repeats itself; it has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn’t already exist long ago? We don’t remember what happened in those former times. And in future generations, […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/27/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 31:10-12 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She will not hinder him but help him all her life. In a world that no longer holds marriage up with […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/20/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 30:7-9 O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/13/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 30:5-6 Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you, and you will be found a liar. It would do well for every believer to know these verses. There is a lot […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/6/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:27 The godly despise the wicked; the wicked despise the godly. I think for the most part, we only see this verse partially fulfilled. There is no question about the wicked hating the godly. It has always been evident. Godliness is despised by the world. It is true because […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/30/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:19,21 For a servant, mere words are not enough–discipline is needed. For the words may be understood, but they are not heeded. A servant who is pampered from childhood will later become a rebel. Everyone needs discipline in their life. We need a firm hand on us to keep […]

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