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Everlasting Refreshment

Bible Reading: “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him”
(Psalm 34:8, KJV)
 
Not too long ago, I read some interesting statistics about Coca-Cola. According to the writer, 97%
of the world’s population has heard of Coca-Cola, 72% of the world’s population has seen the
product, and 51% of the people in the world have tried Coca-Cola at least once. On average,
over 10,000 Coke products are consumed each second of any given day. Not too shabby for
a product that’s been around for only 130 years!

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“Hey, We’re Not Praying”

 

Ponder: Children in the assembly
Scripture: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NKJV).
 
What Christian parent hasn’t been embarrassed by unruly children during church? Unfortunately, some simply stop bringing their children (and stop attending themselves) despite the encouragement of experienced parents that “this, too, shall pass.” Obviously, Johnny and Susie can’t learn to behave in church if Mama and Daddy don’t take them.

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It’s A Heart Problem

Text: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
 
I saw this in a recent TV commercial, “Due to heart failure, tomorrow is not a given.”  No kidding? And I needed a TV commercial to tell me that?   I know, and man has known for thousands of years, that there is a heart problem. But it is not just a physical heart problem that removes the certainty of tomorrow. It is also a spiritual heart problem.
 
Jesus said, “But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart comes forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings” (Matthew 15:18-19). The bad things, in a persons heart, come out the mouth and are also acted out in their actions.

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