July 2018

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Hebrews

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“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God…”.  Hebrews 12:2   If I had more time and I didn’t feel the pressure to write and finish this before midnight I would say a whole lot more about the Book of Hebrews itself, but I really can’t – I’m tired.  I will say this much, Wow, what an amazing Book!  It’s hard to just read a ‘verse or two’ without reading an entire...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Philemon

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Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.  Philemon 7   We come now to my ‘life verse’.  All of God’s Word should be special to us, but of course we are going to have ‘favorite’ verses, or verses or portions of Scripture that have been especially close to our hearts throughout our Christian experience. Maybe there was a difficult time that you were going through and someone shared a particular verse to you; or you were simply reading the Word during that difficult time, and the Lord just simply spoke peace, encouragement,...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Titus

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“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things…”.  Titus 3:4-8a   Paul is the champion of run-on sentences, and because of that it has been difficult for me to write about one verse from each of...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – 2 Timothy

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“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction.”  2 Timothy 4:1-2 I failed to mention in my ‘insight’ to 1 Timothy that it (and 2 Timothy) were written by the apostle Paul to a young pastor named Timothy. Timothy had been a traveling companion of Paul on his second missionary journey and was with Paul when he established churches in Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea...

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