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David Young's Blog – May 2018 Archive (8)

PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS

I fear that the church in these days, especially in the West, has become shallow in our understanding and practice of forgiveness. We sometimes confuse forgiveness with overlooking sins. And agape* love in the church family certainly covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8) But the depth of forgiveness in the church family must be more than putting up with one another's…

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Added by David Young on May 31, 2018 at 5:16pm — 5 Comments

WHEN DID THESE THINGS TAKE PLACE?

Recently I have been memorizing and reveling in some wonderful verses from the book of Revelation. Actually, one of them, Revelation 13:8, has been a favorite of mine for many years. But it is a verse that can confuse and disturb. My dealing with it today may disturb you. There are, in fact, two fairly different ways this verse can be translated into English. I want you to see the emphasis of these two translations as a foundation for what I have to say. We…

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Added by David Young on May 29, 2018 at 2:24pm — No Comments

THY WORD

THY WORD

What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase, “Thy Word?” Many of you think of the scripture him, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.” others of you have memorized from childhood Psalm 119:11 that begins, “Thy word have I hid in my heart.”

This is what to talk to you about today. I am doing something right now that I would really like to encourage…

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Added by David Young on May 24, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

MY WORDS INSCRIBED IN ROCK

Have you ever expressed this cry from the book of Job in the Old Testament?

“Oh that my words were written!

Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

Oh that with an iron pen and lead

   they were engraved in…

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Added by David Young on May 20, 2018 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

QUALITY OF LIFE

I was talking with some friends today about medical issues. I told them I had heard people say they didn't want any extreme measures if they were critically ill. But I said, “I want extreme measures.” Life is precious. And it is good even if I am in pain or debilitated.

Immediately one of them gave the common answer that I was reacting against in the first place.…

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Added by David Young on May 10, 2018 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

MEASURING THE CHURCH

How do you measure the church? Do you measure it by the beauty and size of the building? Do you measure it by the number of programs and activities? Do you measure it by the number of people who attend or the size of the offerings gathered?

In Revelation 11 John was told to do some measuring. And I think his measurements tell us something about measuring the church.…

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Added by David Young on May 5, 2018 at 10:51pm — No Comments

WRITING IN SACKCLOTH

What I have to say in this blog is particularly painful because I know it is quite likely that knaves will take the truth I write and twist it to make a trap for fools. But while what I say may be misunderstood and misapplied, I believe I have to say it.

I am afraid we have entered times where some of us will need write with a sharp but tearful pen. In The Revelation as God portrays the conclusion of judgment and…

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Added by David Young on May 4, 2018 at 8:28pm — No Comments

WAITING ON THE LORD

Isaiah 40:31 speaks powerfully to our hope in the Lord. It is one of the most powerful teachings on the practical application of God's hope in our lives.

“They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

   they shall mount up with wings like eagles;…

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Added by David Young on May 2, 2018 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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