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Jesus said the greatest commandment we could possibly endeavor to obey is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matt 22:36, emphasis mine).
"Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!" (2 Cor 9:15).
During this week that we Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, may I encourage parents to spend a few moments teaching your children of the history of the holiday. This is easily accomplished via a Google search of the Plymouth Colony. Quite `rank`ly, the Charlie Brown special aired a few nights ago is pretty good, too!
The Spirit really moved me today as I read Psalm 71, especially verses 17-18:
"But you, son of man . . . open your mouth and eat what I give you . . . eat this scroll and go, speak to the house of Israel . . . then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey" (Ezek 2:8-3:3).
It was the Puritan John Owen that wrote: "To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect."
I am scheduled to preach this Sunday morning - yippee! Opportunities have been scarce of late, so my heart is thrilled to once again have the sacred honor of feeding God's flock from His Word. Of course, for someone such as myself whose preference is always expository preaching, verse-by-verse, passage-by-passage through books of the Bible, having to just "figure out" what text to preach is somewhat intimidating! How do you topical preachers do it? :-0 How did Spurgeon do it? I'm just not that creative!