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- Feeding the mind, nourishing the soul

Terry Mabery

I’m not saying I do a great job of this, but I hear frequently that it is important, “as we age,” to strengthen our core muscles. I’m certainly not trying to build my “abs,” but I do work out at times just to keep my strength.

Regardless of age, we all need to keep strong spiritually so that we can stand against the attacks of Satan and not fall.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Eph 6:10-11 ESV

As you begin your day today, put on the whole armor of God, truth, righteousness, faith, the gospel of peace. All of these have to do with God’s word. Grow in knowledge and your armor will be stronger so that you not fall spiritually.

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Today is a day that so many think of love. By the way men, don’t forget your wife today. Back to the thought for the day. Valentine’s day is here. For several weeks you have been reminded to buy this and buy that for the love of your life. Love is more than buying. Love is giving yourself, and of course the greatest love is that of God. He gave His Son.

In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:8-10 ESV

...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom 5:8 ESV

Give thanks to God today for His great love. It is because of that love that you have the hope of eternal life. And remember, that life will be spent in the presence of the loving God. What a wonderful thought.

What will you do today for the One who loved you so much that He gave His Son to die for you?

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Soldiers who have put their lives on the line in war and have been wounded receive the purple heart for their service. They deserve that honor. Many athletes receive medals and other awards for their accomplishments in the Olympics or on the professional field and court. They deserved the honor bestowed upon them.

There is one who is worthy of honor, not because of what He has done, but because of who He is. He is God Almighty, exalted above the heavens and the earth as God Most High.

I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised. Ps 18:3 ESV

Humbly bow privately before Him today as you approach His throne through the Lord Jesus Christ as High Priest. What a privilege to honor the One who is worthy of all praise and adoration. Even more so, recognize the importance of publicly assembling with the saints on the first day of every week to proclaim praises to the Great I Am, Jehovah, the eternal God.

 

TLM

Sermon Outlines

What Must I Do...?

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The New Birth

What About the Resurrection

A Way of Life

It Is a Tight Squeeze

The Day I Die

You Can Make a Difference

Equipping the Saints to Bear One Another's Burdens

I'll Do It Myself

Why Should We Preach...

Jesus Christ: The Prince of Peace

The Good Shepherd

What Is Fellowship?

I have Found the Book

How the O.T. Helps Us Today

Motivation for Christian Living

The Faith to Endure

The Bases of Fellowship in Jesus

The God that Sees

The Humility of Jesus

Jesus: The Great I AM

Committment in Marriage

Jesus' Passion for the Lost

When Time Ends

A Seperate People

Christians Are Special

Who Is Satan Part I?

You Have no Right to Judge!

Why Be a Leader?

Developing Wise Leaders

The Mighty One of Jacob

Who Is Satan Part II?

Feelings Felt by a Suffering Servant

Why Are There So Many Churches?

Value of Fellowship with Deity

I'm too Young

Running the Race of Christian Faith

Made in the Image of God

Is the Bible You Use Reliable? Parts 1 & 2

Is the Bible You Use Reliable? Parts 3

Healing from Hurt

Inherited Sin

How They Viewed Jesus

Why Do We Believe Jesus Is the Christ?

Why We Believe in One Faith?

The Thief on the Cross