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Hardly Expected

“But a man named Ananias with his wife Sapphira sold a piece of property and kept back part of the price for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostle’s feet” (Acts 5:1-2).

Sin never brings those involved what was pictured or promised because the less invested in truth, integrity and spiritual security, the less the return.  Like the fellow whose plan was to rob a store by handing the clerk a ten dollar bill so she’d have to open the cash register drawer and he could grab all the money.


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Overnight Millionaires

“And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

The people who live near my hometown earn their livings by farming and mining coal.  They are not poor, but neither are they rich.  However, recently the gas companies have offered to pay them $5,000.00 an acre for the mineral rights to their properties.  Those who sell their mineral rights are also paid a lien fee which allows the gas company to drill gas wells on their land.  If gas is found, they are paid a percentage from the gas wells as they produce.  Some people have become millionaires almost overnight.


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“Ask And You Will Receive”

Text: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matthew 21:22).

 I backed my little red convertible out of the driveway and proceeded down the street.  About a block from the house the engine died.  Even with my limited knowledge, in the field of mechanics, I managed to determine that I had a bad fuel pump.  I removed the pump and proceeded to the nearest auto parts store. 


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