Posts with the category “general-inspiration”

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
May 26th, 2022
            People are often passionate or excited about a variety of things.  Some people are passionate about their hobbies.  Others get energized going to work and completing the duties of the day....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, May 23, 2022
May 23rd, 2022
            Scripture can often give us wake-up calls and warnings.  Inspired passages originally intended for audiences and people thousands of years or many generations ago can often speak quite fre...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, May 19, 2022
May 19th, 2022
            In Daniel 9, we read the great prayer of confession that Daniel prayed on behalf of the people of Israel. In this prayer, the prophet acknowledged Israel’s sinfulness and rebellion against...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
May 18th, 2022
            In some Bibles, Isaiah 26 is captioned as a “song of praise.”  The prophet blessed and praised God over the span of twenty-one verses.  For instance, we find this often quoted and cherishe...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
May 17th, 2022
          In 2 Corinthians 9:12, Paul wrote, “For I know your eagerness to help and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians.”  The backdrop for this statement was Paul’s collection for the sa...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, May 16, 2022
May 16th, 2022
          Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament.  He was one of the minor prophets with a book that spans only four chapters.  In Malachi 3, the prophet spoke about the Lord God returning to H...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
May 10th, 2022
           I would like to thank you for your prayers and support during the Poland mission trip.  Please continue to pray for our Christians brothers and sisters in Poland and Ukraine.  They need our...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, April 28, 2022
April 28th, 2022
            Today’s message to you will be a bit different.  As some of you know, six of us will be leaving on Sunday evening for our mission trip to Poland.  We learned this morning that we will be w...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
April 27th, 2022
             Is praising the Lord a part of your daily life?  Do you look for and find reasons to praise God each day?  Praise is an important part of our faith and life as disciples and followers of ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
April 19th, 2022
             “Beloved” is a rich Bible word.  Depending upon the translation that you read and the context of a particular verse, “beloved” can be alternately used with the words “loved” or “love.”  I...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, April 7, 2022
April 7th, 2022
            God knows the future. I do not.  You do not.  But God knows what was, what is and what will be.  Coming events do not catch the Lord by surprise.  Past, present and future are all clear an...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
April 5th, 2022
          The first word in the book of Psalms is blessed (1:1).  The last word in Psalms is LORD (found in Psalm 150:6).  The reality is we are blessed.  We are blessed people.  We are blessed by the...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, April 4, 2022
April 4th, 2022
            Forgiveness is a big word in the Christian life. And it is a good one.  God offers us forgiveness for our sins committed against Him and others.  We believe that Jesus died to pay the pric...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
March 31st, 2022
            It has been said that we can enjoy as much of God as we wish.  Think of these words in terms of a relationship with a spouse or child.  You may have some casual contact and a few perfuncto...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
March 30th, 2022
           We have probably all heard the expression that “we reap what we sow.”  Indeed, it has a biblical origin.  Galatians 6:7 says, “a man reaps what he sows.”  Generally speaking, the verse is s...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
March 29th, 2022
            Jesus spent a good deal of time around the Sea of Galilee or what is also called the Lake of Gennesaret.  In Luke 5, He was teaching the people the Word and Ways of God when He decided to ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, March 28, 2022
March 28th, 2022
            Have you ever felt a passion to do something?  Jesus did.  He knew exactly what He had to do.  As He was preparing to begin his three-year public work and ministry, he made the following s...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
March 24th, 2022
           How long?  That two-word question can keep us up at night and in a tizzy during the day.  Kids in a car ask how long the trip will be.  A patient may ask how long the surgery will last or h...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
March 23rd, 2022
           Pondering is a fascinating activity.  To ponder means “to weigh in one’s mind, to think about or to reflect upon.”  We ponder when we are struggling for an answer.  We ponder when we are bo...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
March 22nd, 2022
           Practically any conversations about God are limited at best.  After all, we are humans and God is, well God.  Last Friday, as I attended a Baptist gathering in Raleigh, I was fortunate to b...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, March 21, 2022
March 21st, 2022
           Getting stuck is never fun.  We can get stuck without a car, stuck in mud, stuck in a storm without an umbrella and stuck in a situation where we would rather not be.  We can also get stuck...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
March 16th, 2022
           Psalm 16 is a fascinating chapter in the Bible.  It is well-worth our reading and reflection.  This Psalm opens with the plea, “keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge” (16:1).  How m...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
March 15th, 2022
           Waiting is a part of life.  Some waiting can be frustrating to us.  But there can be times where God calls us to wait.  There can be times where God is at work as we wait for something else...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
March 10th, 2022
            Remembering is an important activity.  We remember the things that have meaning and value. We remember experiences, people, situations and blessings.  But we also remember trials, painful ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
March 9th, 2022
            Peace is a word we often encounter in the Bible.  Some form of the word peace is mentioned more than two hundred fifty times.  It is sort of a counterpart to the often- repeated command “f...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, March 3, 2022
March 3rd, 2022
          We know that God often spoke through prophets in the Bible.  He used prophets to reveal something about His character.  He spoke through prophets to announce the coming of His Son Jesus.  Th...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
March 2nd, 2022
           I read a statistic recently that suggested the diet management and healthy eating industry in America is about $200 billion in annual revenue.  That is a lot of money and a lot of interest....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
March 1st, 2022
              Each day we likely have opportunities to trust God in some way.  We may not always recognize these opportunities.  Sometimes God may be hidden or hard to see.  But there He is.  He is in...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, February 28, 2022
February 28th, 2022
            Cling is a good biblical word.  Do you cling to anything?  Do you cling to anyone?  Often, we speak of clinging to God and especially during difficult and demanding times where we are runn...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, February 24, 2022
February 24th, 2022
           The Bible speaks to God’s authority.  He is the Creator.  Psalm 24:1 says that the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.  God possesses authority becau...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
February 23rd, 2022
            If you play a word association game, you might discover that certain thoughts come to mind at the exact moment that you hear a certain name.  Hearing the name of a friend, a hero, a favori...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, February 21, 2022
February 21st, 2022
          You probably remember some good advice that people have given you in the past.  Some of that advice might have been life-changing.  The Bible is a treasure of hope and encouragement for all ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, February 17, 2022
February 17th, 2022
           At times, life can be awfully discouraging.  People can hurt us by the things they say or write.  Words have a way of stinging us and leaving a long trail of poison behind.  Occasionally, i...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
February 15th, 2022
           God often had to teach Israel a simple lesson.  He preferred obedience to sacrifice.  He wanted Israel to obey, to trust and to walk with Him more than all the sacrifices that they could po...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, February 14, 2022
February 14th, 2022
           The love we find in God is perfect love.  No love is greater.  It is sufficient love.  His love lacks nothing.  It is expressed love.  God shows His love to us.  It is unconditional love.  ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
February 9th, 2022
        God is the source of our blessings.  James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
February 8th, 2022
          If someone asked for your address, you could easily and by memory state it.  We know the street, the house number and the appearance of our home.  We know how to find it.  There is a sense o...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, February 7, 2022
February 7th, 2022
              Depending upon your perspective, a ringing doorbell can be either a cause for excitement or a cause for anxiety.  There is a moment mixed with uncertainty and exhilaration as you anticip...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, February 3, 2022
February 3rd, 2022
            Moses is a huge figure in Israel’s history.  He led the people on an Exodus out of Egypt.  He guided the people through the wilderness to the edge of the Promised Land that God had chosen ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
February 2nd, 2022
             The life of Peter is a fascinating one to study.  When we first meet him in Scripture, he is a fisherman.  He is working the nets to make a living.  One day, his life changed forever when...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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