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Contentment?

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Aug 26 2005 - 10:33 AM

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Can we say as the Apostle Paul did that we are content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves? (Philippians 4:11)Contentment is the result of a heart resting in God. It is the soul's enjoyment of the peace that passes all understanding.As A. W. Pink once wrote, "Contentment is only possible as we maintain the attitude of accepting ...

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A Heavy Heart

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Jul 29 2005 - 09:39 AM

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Last night I suffered one of those painful times that comes with parenthood and that was placing my daughter on a plane back to Georgia to continue college. Each time her mom and I have had to do that, it has ripped a little bit of my heart away.I grew up with three brothers and a sister so I never really knew what it would be like to have a house ...

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Words cannot describe it.

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Jul 28 2005 - 11:47 AM

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I wish I could find the words this morning to describe the love I am feeling for Jesus. In the last verse of Jesus' High Priestly Prayer, John 17:1-26, Jesus prayed, "and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them." Can you imagine, Jesus prayed that ...

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Giving that shows gratitude!

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Jul 27 2005 - 09:26 AM

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I know that we all thank God for what we receive, but when was the last time we thanked Him for what He has privileged us to give? I know some are probably saying, "There goes the preacher again talking about money." But, I am talking about giving something more important than money. I am talking about the privilege of giving the Gospel ...

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I am always in awe!

Authored by boomervet on Sun, Jul 24 2005 - 12:58 AM

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I am sitting in my office in between worship services and praising God for the way He moved in the first service. I cannot find the words to express my praise and love for Him. If I weren't Baptist I would probably be dancing (ha!).Holiness, as the song says, is what I long for. I long for it because I know that would please my heavenly Father. ...

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Internet, What a Tool!

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Jul 22 2005 - 09:40 AM

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Well, our church web site is up and running. It may not be the fanciest with all the latest bells and whistles with scrolling marquies, but to me it is beautiful because one of our church members has taken this on as his ministry. Putting a web site together, and keeping it updated, is a big task that takes a lot of time. As a pastor it makes my ...

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Our Mission

Authored by boomervet on Sun, Jul 31 2005 - 08:43 PM

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This morning was a great morning for our church. We had our first Missions Conference and I believe it was a hit. My heart's desire is to see the members of FBC Pearl City catch a passion for personal involvement in missions. My goal is that 50% of our adult membership will be personally involved in a missions project each year.Have you ever heard ...

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Called to Serve

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Jul 20 2005 - 06:00 PM

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This morning during my quiet time I read this statement from My Utmost for His Highest: "The reality of God’s presence is not dependent on any place, but only dependent upon the determination to set the Lord always before us. Our problems come when we refuse to bank on the reality of His presence." Do we truly believe that God is present ...

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Can we not just stop and say

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Jul 19 2005 - 12:18 AM

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It is only 9:00 o'clock in the morning and already God has brought to me two divine appointments. These two appoinments helped to confirm a couple of things I have been pondering and wondering whether it was God leading me or not.Over the last couple of weeks God has arranged divine appointments for me every time I've had a decision to make. What ...

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A Vision of the Future, What Joy!

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Jul 21 2005 - 10:42 AM

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It isn't only our realization of the presence of the Master that can help us through those difficult times, but it is also our vision of the future. I talked about this in a posting a couple of days ago, but yesterday I came across a statement of Charles Spurgeon that really drives it home. He said, "In our Christian pilgrimage, it is good to ...

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What a week!!!!!!!!

Authored by boomervet on Sun, Jul 17 2005 - 07:04 PM

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I am so sorry that I haven't been able to post a blog in several days, but I have been busier than a one legged cat trying to bury a mouse on a frozen lake. It is so good to be doing God's work.A friend gave me a book to read the other day, as if I didn't have anything else to do, titled Wisdom, The Principal Thing. It is a commentary on the book ...

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Joy In Serving

Authored by boomervet on Mon, Aug 08 2005 - 10:37 AM

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Yesterday was such a wonderful day of worship. It was the type of worship day that you didn't want to come to an end.This morning I began to reflect upon it and as I did, I thanked God again for allowing me to serve Him as a pastor. I still find it hard to believe that God is using me in this way. It's at times like this that I feel sorrow over ...

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Friends

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Jul 12 2005 - 11:17 AM

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Today while reading one of the many books which are beginning to pile up on my desk, I came across this statement: True friendship is one of God's most precious gifts. How many of us can honestly say we have at least one true friend? Here are several passages from the Bible which deal with true friendship:Proverbs 27:9, Oil and perfume make the ...

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What about the workplace?

Authored by boomervet on Mon, Jul 11 2005 - 11:59 AM

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I have been asked the question about how does loving your enemy relate to situations at the workplace especially in relation to the boss? I have not always been a full-time pastor so I have experience in the secular work environment. For 15-years I worked for a major defense contractor.I have come to believe that God has given each of us talents ...

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God is so Amazing!

Authored by boomervet on Sun, Jul 10 2005 - 12:51 AM

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This past week was another one of those weeks where I just couldn't seem to get my message together. Every time this has happened in the past it has been because God was trying to teach me the lesson first, and this week was not an exception.I am preaching through the Gospel of Matthew and today's message was from chapter 6, verse 1-18. In this ...

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Rigors of the Christian Life

Authored by boomervet on Sat, Jul 09 2005 - 11:37 AM

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I have a pastor friend in the mainland who contacted me by e-mail about the trials he and his family are going through. He told me that he felt like giving up and just living the rest of his life in seclusion because he couldn't handle the pain any more.We have all been there. We have committed our lives to the Lord and instead of things going as ...

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Rest in His arms

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Jul 13 2005 - 11:45 AM

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Have you ever felt like you are being pulled in all different directions? Boy, this morning was one of those mornings. I felt like I was running in a 26-mile marathon and was on the last mile. All of the distractions I faced this morning were to keep me from my quiet time with the Lord. When that happens I begin to get an anxiousness within and it ...

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Morning News

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Jul 07 2005 - 12:12 AM

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This morning I read two very disturbing news stories on the internet. The first one was the bombings in London. These type of deeds continue to illustrate the evil that is in the world. Those who committed this crime angainst humanity continue to demonstrate they have no respect for human life.I would like to hear from those who think we are ...

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Blessings!

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Jul 06 2005 - 02:23 PM

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Last Wednesday, after much thought and prayer, my wife resigned from her job. It was not a very good work environment and took too much of her time away from the things she wants to do in ministry. We are now just trusting the Lord for the finances we need and we know that He is faithful. Today, however, my wife has launched her on-line Christian ...

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We must test the spirits!

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Jul 06 2005 - 10:25 AM

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In our modern day world where the word "tolerant" has become popular, we as believers need to be careful. This word has been used incorrectly in the church by Christians with good intentions. "Tolerant" does not mean we have to accept other people's views in the church if they run contrary to the teaching of Scripture.For ...

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Praise for the blessing of life!

Authored by boomervet on Tue, Jul 05 2005 - 11:18 AM

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I hope and pray everyone had a great 4th of July. I don't know about you but holidays give me a chance to think about how God has blessed me. When I have shared that with others some have told me that it is hard to see how God has blessed them because they have so many problems.Maybe its a lot like the old saying, "you can't see the forrest ...

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Lesson from the Meadow.

Authored by boomervet on Sun, Jul 03 2005 - 10:05 AM

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Yesterday I didn't get to post a message because it was one of those bad hair days, and you know it has to be bad if a bald man is experiencing it. Friday was a great day and I got to take in a lot of the beauty of God's creation, but yesterday was the exact opposite.It reminded me of a story I had heard from an old pastor many years ago. He had ...

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The Stealing Of Time

Authored by boomervet on Fri, Jul 01 2005 - 10:54 AM

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One of the things that has become apparent to me over the last few years is that Satan has stolen our time; or could it be that we have willingly surrendered it to him? I once heard a preacher, I can't remember who, say that you can tell a lot about a persons walk with the Lord if you can look in their checkbook. That may be true, but I believe it ...

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Attitude Adjustment

Authored by boomervet on Thu, Jun 30 2005 - 10:52 AM

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Have you ever gone through a day where you knew you needed an attitude adjustment? Maybe things didn't go so well at work, school, or home. Or, maybe it was all the traffic you had to fight just to get to where you needed to go. Attitude adjustments are one of the great benefits of daily worship.Somewhere along the line we as Christians have ...

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There is a curve in the road!

Authored by boomervet on Wed, Jun 29 2005 - 11:54 AM

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Have you ever noticed that just when you think everything is now falling into place you come to a curve in the road? There is this thought among some Christians that the power of God in our life should pass us over all trials and conflicts; everything should be smooth sailing. That is not the case however. The fact is, the power of God working in ...

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