August 2017

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Proverbs

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 "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."  Proverbs 19:21   The Proverbs – mostly written or compiled by Solomon – are not necessarily all promises from the Lord, but rather they should be viewed as godly principles. Principles refer to how life ought to be lived, and in God’s providence, if the principles are lived out practically and sincerely, the principle will often prove to be true in actuality.   But I believe that this particular proverb is not a principle or a promise, but rather a fact. This verse speaks of the Triune God’s...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Psalms

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"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."  Psalm 34:18   How can you pick a ‘favorite’ verse out of the entire Book(s) of Psalms! Well, I narrowed it down to probably the one verse that I have shared with more people in more situations than any other verse in Psalms. As a pastor I often find myself in the sad situation of needing to comfort or encourage someone who is going through a tough time, and for the believer, this one verse is not only true, but it is a beautiful reminder of God’s love, mercy, and...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Job

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"I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes - I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!"  Job 19:25-27   At Grace Christian Fellowship we have been going through this amazing Book bit by bit, and it is full of wonderful spiritual gems, but these couple of verses are the crème de la crème of this Book. Job is suffering far more than any human (other than Jesus Christ) has suffered....

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Esther

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"When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: ‘Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?’"  Esther 4:12-14    I started by telling the incredible story of Esther, but it was getting too long….please read it for yourself….it’s an amazing story with plot twists, intrigue,...

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