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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Ps. 128:1 How happy are those who fear the LORD–all who follow his ways! There is much resistance today about fearing the Lord. The thinking is that because we live in grace, God is no longer to be feared. The emphasis is on God’s love and not His holy nature. […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Ps. 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Throughout history, children have had mixed reviews. History records how children have often been treated no better than animals, sometimes even worse. Children have often been regarded as a problem for those who have birthed […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Ps. 127:1 Unless the LORD builds a house, the work of the builders is useless. Unless the LORD protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good. This verse speaks to me. First, unless the Lord builds His church, the church is useless. The tendency by many is […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Ps. 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Be honest. When was the last time you could say you were glad to go to church? We attend church for a variety of reasons, but do we do so out […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Phil. 3:13-14 No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for […]

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Gems From Jim Hughes

by Jim Hughes Ps. 121:5-8 The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shield. The sun will not hurt you by day; nor the moon at night. The LORD keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. The LORD keeps watch over you as you come […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Ps. 121:1-2 I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth! If there is but one truth that we must get, it is this. Our help comes from the Lord. No one can help us […]

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by Jim Hughes Ps. 119:165 Those who love your law have great peace and do not stumble. Two wonderful things God’s law does for those who love it: it gives them great peace and keeps them from stumbling. The first thing we notice is that we must love the law of God. Can […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim

by Jim Hughes Ps. 119:57 LORD, you are mine! I promise to obey your words! Can you make that declaration today? Can you emphatically say and mean it that the Lord is yours today? Do you really know it to be true? Upon what basis do you make your claim? Do you know […]

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by Jim Hughes Ps. 119:152 I have known from my earliest days that your decrees never change. When did you first understand that God’s Word never changes? Or, have you ever paused to consider whether or not it’s true? If there was any chance at all that God’s Word could change, we could […]

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