Category Archives: fear of death

Battle Scars

It is a bad habit to try to teach without personal knowledge. We can preach, but we do not possess. This is one of the occupational hazards of those of us in our profession. It seems to carry a horrible curse … Continue reading

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A Sheltered Spot for You

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.” Isaiah 26:3 All we need to do in time of sorrow and loneliness is to stay our minds upon God, to trust Him, to rest in Him, … Continue reading

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Fire Walking [Protection]

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.      When you cross rivers, you will not drown.     When you walk through fire, you will not be burned,       nor will the flames hurt … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing

“For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.” 1 Thess. 5:5 A year before I received Christ as my Savior, I was hospitalized in a U.S. Army psychiatric ward.  My uniform … Continue reading

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What is it for you to be a Christian? –J.R. Miller

What is it for you to be a Christian? We ought to seek to gather in this world — treasure that we can carry with us through death’s gates, and into the eternal world. We should strive to build into … Continue reading

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The God-Players, [Death Wish]

1 The Problem Is Myself,   by Earl Jabay   About twenty-five years ago, in a small Midwestern city, a group of young boys were playing baseball. It was a team tryout. Every boy was doing his best to impress the … Continue reading

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Fear or Faith, [Twelve Spies]

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,” Psalm 42:1-2a Israel camping on the edge of Canaan is evidence of “fear or faith.” Twelve men were commissioned … Continue reading

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