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  1. femi akinbiyi

    The surpassing knowledge of jesus

    THE SURPASSING KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS Phillipians 3:8-10 8 yes, indeed, and I count all things to be loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, because of whom of the all things I suffered loss, and do count them to be refuse, that Christ I may gain, and be found in...
  2. Sue J Love

    But Not Adversity?

    Job was a righteous man who loved, worshiped and served God with his life. But, one day God allowed Satan to come after Job with all kinds of trials and tribulations. He lost nearly everything. And, then God allowed Satan to inflict Job’s body with all kinds of sores. But, in all this, Job did...
  3. Sue J Love

    Standing Tall

    By Doing Good 1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to...
  4. Sue J Love

    Unjust Suffering

    Do you ever just want to run away from your circumstances? Or, do you call out to God in your suffering, and beg for deliverance from it all? The pain of all you are going through just seems so overwhelming, and so you want relief. You want it all to be over, gone, done away with. And, yet it...
  5. Sue J Love

    Betrayed to Death

    Condemned to Death Matthew 20:17-19 NIV Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will...
  6. Sue J Love

    Suffering for Righteousness

    A Man of Sorrows Isaiah 53:1-3 ESV Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that...
  7. Sue J Love

    He Took Our Pain

    An Original Work / March 25, 2018 Based off Isaiah 53 Who has believed our message? To whom has our Lord been revealed? He had no beauty or majesty; His looks, to none did appeal. He was despised, rejected. A man of much suff’ring and pain, From whom people have hid their faces, then looked...
  8. Sue J Love

    An Overwhelming Sadness

    An Original Work / March 22, 2018 Do you ever feel an overwhelming sadness? All around you seems then to be so much pain. Sin has run amok within the walls of churches. For the gospel truth, there is so much disdain. Men in pulpits hiding sins behind the curtain, Making jokes about the sacred...
  9. Sue J Love

    Providence of God

    Sufferings of Job A summary of the book of Job Job was a righteous man in God’s eyes. The Bible says that he was “blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.” Yet, God permitted Satan to come against Job to test Job’s faith. In one day Job lost most all his servants, his animals, and...
  10. Sue J Love

    Worthy of the Gospel

    Do you believe in the sovereignty of God? Do you believe our God and Lord Jesus Christ is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion? And, that Jesus Christ is before all things, and in him all things hold together, and that in everything he has the supremacy? Do you accept that He is...
  11. Sue J Love

    Called to Suffer

    In what ways have you been called to suffer in this life? What difference did that suffering make in your life? Did it make you bitter or better? Did it produce in you life or death, or both? Did you run to God or away from God? Did it teach you to love or to hate? Did it humble you or harden...
  12. Sue J Love

    Our Confidence

    The Apostle Paul said we should put no confidence in the flesh, and then he went on to list the ways in which he had done that (Phil. 3:3b-6). But, I would like it if we could think of the ways in which we put confidence in the flesh, not just in our own flesh, but in the flesh of humankind, in...
  13. Sue J Love

    Drop the Masks

    We all experience trials in this life, at least to some extent. Some people seem to have more than their fair share of them, though, while others appear to be relatively trouble free. But, appearances can be deceiving. We don’t really know what goes on in other people’s lives unless we know them...
  14. Sue J Love

    Despised and Rejected

    Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:53 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Near the Cross.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 53 (ESV). A Man of Sorrows (vv. 1-3) Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up...
  15. Sue J Love

    Starting Over

    Monday, March 13, 2017, 12:39 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Give Me Jesus.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Revelation 21:1-8 (NASB). They’ve Passed Away (vv. 1-4) Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there...
  16. Sue J Love

    When We Suffer

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:44 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “He Keeps Me Singing.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 4:12-19 (NASB). The Fiery Ordeal (vv. 12-14) Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your...
  17. Sue J Love

    When Sorrow Comes

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Look to God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 3 (select vv. NASB). Be Harmonious (vv. 8-9) To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not...
  18. Sue J Love

    Our High Priest

    Monday, February 13, 2017, 10:15 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “In Faithfulness He Leads Me.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Hebrews 4:14-5:9 (Select vv. NASB). He Sympathizes with Us (4:14-16) Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the...
  19. Sue J Love

    Sincere Faith

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 9:58 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “I Will Lift My Eyes.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 2 Timothy 1:1-14 (NASB). Recalling Your Tears (vv. 1-7) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ...
  20. Sue J Love

    Closer Than a Brother

    Friday, January 6, 2017, 10:10 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “My Very Best Friend.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 (NIV). Grace and Peace (vv. 1-2) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God...
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