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Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 3/21/2022

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by Jim Hughes

CrossMatt. 17: 19-20 Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?” “You didn’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I assure you, even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

How much faith do you have? Does your faith enable you to move the mountains in your life? Is your faith enough to help you overcome whatever life brings you? There is nothing in life that is beyond our ability to handle if we have faith in God. If we have absolute trust in Him, we will not lose heart, or hope. Faith shapes the way we think about life’s circumstances. If we lack faith we will be overpowered by life and live in defeat instead of victory. Faith draws us closer to God. When the tough times of life overwhelm us, faith makes the Lord more real and precious to us. The journey is often very difficult, but faith makes any journey possible.

Faith is rooted in relationship. A faith that is rooted solely in the brain is no real faith at all. Faith that will move the mountains is rooted in the heart where Jesus is. The more Jesus influences our lives, the more we trust Him in life. Jesus changes us from the inside out and that change enables faith to take root and govern our lives.

How much faith do you have? Is it enough to move the mountains out of the way in your life? Jesus said that just a little faith can make the impossible possible. There is no limit to the victories you can have over the obstacles in your life if you but believe in God’s ability and willingness to help you. Buckling underneath the heavy loads of life is simply a lack of faith in Him who can carry them for us. He is able to do immeasurably more than anything we ask for Him to do or for us to imagine Him capable of doing. Ask anything in the will of God and don’t doubt and He will do it for you.

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 12/13/2021

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by Jim Hughes

CrossMatt. 12:36-37 “And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak. The words you say now reflect your fate then, either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned.”

I pray that today’s verses will grab your attention. I know how easy it is to say things you later regret. I have often spoken words in haste or under duress that I should not have said. I have spoken words against others that I should not have done. I have said things to others that I should not have. It is hard to guard the tongue! Does that justify us? No. Jesus said what He meant and meant what He said. Therefore, we must pay attention and deal with ourselves in this area of our lives. So, what can we do?

First of all, we must admit we have a problem. It will do us no good if we deny the fact that we fail to always speak in love and kindness. It is what it is and we must own up to it. We sin in this area of our lives. Next, we must understand our helplessness. We can’t control our tongues by sheer willpower.

We must take our problem to the Lord. Only Jesus can forgive us for having loose tongues and only Jesus can give us renewed hope that we can gain victory over our sin. We must stay in close touch with our Lord. Every time we sin, we must flee to Him. We must not give up the battle. If we want victory, we have to fight the good fight and win as many battles as we can. We will not gain total victory in the flesh, but we can make progress.

Gaining victory over our loose tongues is not a hopeless endeavor. What comes out of our mouths is rooted in our hearts. When our hearts are right with God, we will be able to produce better and more productive fruit from our lips.

Don’t skip over this issue. Jesus said that how we speak and what we say will carry great weight on Judgment Day. Keep your soul right with God and your words will be right before God.

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotionals Podcast 3/13/2021

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by Russell Sherrard

Spurgeons Morning and Evening Devotionals Podcast

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Organized by month, this devotional has a morning and evening meditation for every day of the year. Although these devotions are short in length, they are filled with spiritual goodness. In just a few sentences, Spurgeon is able to convey the wisdom of Scripture with eloquence and purpose. These daily messages provide Christians with the spiritual energy they need to begin and end each day. Spurgeon weaves a verse of Scripture into each devotion, helping readers draw deeper meaning out of the selected passages. This powerful devotional provides Christians with the spiritual nourishment required to strengthen their relationships with God. Readers will find themselves inspired by Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotionals.
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Weekly Devotional: Gems from Pastor Jim 3/8/2021

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by Jim Hughes

CrossZephaniah 2:1-3 Gather together and pray, you shameless nation. Gather while there is still time, before judgment begins and your opportunity is blown away like chaff. Act now before the fierce fury of the LORD falls and the terrible day of the LORD’s anger begins. Beg the LORD to save you—all you who are humble, all you who uphold justice. Walk humbly and do what is right. Perhaps even yet the LORD will protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.

Nothing of any significance is going to happen in the world unless God’s people gather together and pray. The failure of the church to come together and pray has caused most of the world’s problems. We have failed to seek the Lord’s favor. We have failed to see the need to pray. We have failed to see the need to come together and stay together for the sake of the souls of the world. Instead of attacking Satan on a united front, we have separated ourselves from one another and allowed ourselves to be divided over matters that should never divide us. We, the church, have just as much shame as the world does.

But, it’s not too late. There is still time to unite and pray. God has not come yet to judge the world and until He does, there is time for the church to have a profound impact on the world. We will never make much a difference in the world until we unite ourselves at the foot of the cross. We must repent of our willingness to let petty things divide us. We must repent of our self-centered agendas. We must repent of the sins we have allowed in our hearts and churches. We must repent of how we have allowed ourselves to be led away from the absolute authority of the Scriptures.

We must get on our knees together and beg the Lord to save us from ourselves before we can beg Him to save the world. We must humble ourselves before Him and acknowledge that He is our Lord, the head of the church and not us. We must unite ourselves in Christ and set a godly example for the world to follow. We must walk humbly before the Lord in the world and do what is right before Him. We must, by our example, give the world a reason to want to come to Jesus.

It is not too late, but our days of opportunity are swiftly fading away. The Lord is coming soon to take the true church out of the world. Today is the day of salvation whereby many can still be saved. The question is, “Will we do it? Will we be part of God’s solution for the sins of the world, or will we be part of its problem?”

About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chaper on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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Mid-Week Inspiration: Jesus

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Mid-Week Inspiration: Jesus

“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.”

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