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Exalt The Lord

Exalt

Kids say the funniest things. Especially when they misunderstand something in Bible class or a church service and repeat it incorrectly.

A little girl was once asked “What is your favorite hymn?”

She quickly brighten up and proudly said, “Gladly, the cross-eyed bear.” Of course, the lyrics are “gladly the cross I bear.

This reminds me of a Sunday worship service when the congregation was singing the chorus of song that goes: “I exalt thee, oh Lord…” Continue reading

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Magnify The Lord

Magnify the Lord

Larry Byerly tells about a time he was driving one foggy night. “I topped a hill and I could see through the fog for a moment. What an awesome sight!” Larry exclaimed.

“The clouds were scurrying along at a rather quick pace, across the face of the huge moon that seemed to softly light up the entire sky. Quite a change from driving in that fog with “no vision.” Continue reading

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Boast In The Lord

Boast. Ps34.2

Boasting is bad. Right?

Of course. We teach our children not to boast.

We are annoyed the braggart. Disgusted by the bluster of the blowhard. And repelled with the bombast of the know it all. In fact, the Bible says in several places “do not boast….” (Ps 75:4; Prov 27:1; 2Cor 10:15; Jas. 3:14).

Yet, in the text we have been considering, Psalm 34:1-3, David claims the right to boast. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Praise

PraiseTheLord.Sunset

This story is “as old as dirt” but I still like it!

A man visited a church one Sunday that was a more formal and  liturgical church than he was used to attending. The church was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. That made it all the more obvious when this fellow got excited during the preacher’s sermon and shouted out “Praise the Lord!” Continue reading

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Praise the Lord!

CIMG5654Robert Jackson used to tell the story about a man who showed up one Sunday to worship in more formal, liturgical church than he was used to attending. The church was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. That made it all the more obvious when this visitor got excited about something the minister said and he shouted out “Praise the Lord!” Continue reading

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