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The Land Was At Peace

Nehemiah 1:3 - "They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” The Lord wants His people to live in peace and safety. The Lord desires for His people to live without war and famine. That’s why the Lord brought them out of the land of slavery to a land flowing with milk and honey. This only happened when God was with them as their Father and King. God was their provider and protector. When Balaam was called by Balaak to curse Israel, Balaam said, "I cannot curse these people because their Lord is in their midst." If God is not in the midst of His peo

For Better, Not Worse (Part 2)

1 Corinthians 11:23 -25 - "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you." Paul not only received from the Lord but also gave to his fellow believer that which he had received from the Lord; what a joy in such fellowship. When we realize that what we have is from the Lord, whether spiritual or mat

For Better, Not Worse (Part 1)

1 Corinthians 11:17-23 - "In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval. So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk. Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Sha

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