The saying “You can never out-give God” may be doubted by obsessed or tightfisted people. But Paul’s letter to the Philippian believers fully supports this saying.
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In The Belly of a Fish
Jonah must have been very uncomfortable in the belly of the fish. Yet there are many people in this dark and suffocating world who seem to think that the place they find themselves is a pretty good place to be. They believe that the world needs only a few social and political improvements. And they also hold that people themselves possess the ability to make all the needed changes.
We all need a friend – someone we can turn to, talk to, and even cling to if necessary.
Stick out your tongue
One of the first things that a doctor says when he examines a patient is, “Let me see your tongue.” It is often possible to make a diagnosis just by looking inside a person’s mouth. Some diseases can be detected by the tongue’s appearance.
This is even truer as a test of spiritual health. A person’s speech reveals what is going on inside. Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Mt. 12:34).
One of the best stories in the bible is the story of Jesus ascending into heaven. Can’t you just visualized Jesus slowly rising above the earth with hands outstretched in blessing.
What do you think of when you hear the word sacrifice? We may use the term when we see parents who follow a strict budget and drive an old car so they can send their children to college.
HELP! I’M IN TROUBLE!
When was the last time you heard anything good about the prophet Jonah? He disobeyed God when He told him to go to the wicked city of Nineveh to preach His message of judgment. The Lord called him to go northeast, but Jonah boarded a ship heading west. God had to send a storm and a fish to help him change his mind - and his direction!
It had been a busy day for Jesus. He was visiting the seaside town of Capernaum, but it was no vacation.
The Intrigue of the Ark
Before heading out into battle, the soldier checks and rechecks his weapon and equipment to make sure they are working smoothly.