The Marks of Mercy – Psalm 51

The superscription for this Psalm gives us the historical background: To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba” (Psalm 51:title, ESV). These events are recorded in 2 Samuel 11-12 when David lusted after & committed adultery with Bathsheba, covered up his sin by deceit & murder, and presumed he had committed the perfect crime with none the wiser. But God sent the prophet Nathan – “You are the man!” In contrition & repentance, David cried out to God in prayer which is recorded in this Psalm.

This article is from reprinted Nick Perez. Please see original for comments.

BETTER THINGS

Read just the first nine verses of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. (Go ahead…look it up and read it, please.) Now tell me what you think about the church of God at Corinth? He says of them that they are sanctified…called to be holy…recipients of grace…enriched in every way…that the testimony about Christ was confirmed in them…that they didn’t lack any spiritual gift…and that God would keep them strong to the end. Who wants to become a member of that congregation? I do. Don’t you? Yes, indeed. Can’t wait!

This article is from reprinted Doug Oakes, Sr.. Please see original for comments.

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Atlantis Proclaimer

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Desiring God – Psalms 42-43

Book 2 of the Psalms begins with this desperate desire for God expressed by men who shouldn’t even be alive. Psalm 42 is the 1st of a dozen Psalms (42-49, 84-85, 87-88) written by the sons of Korah and is intended to be coupled with Psalm 43 (cf. 42.5, 11; 43.5 – same chorus). Their daddy (or distant relative) led a rebellion against Moses with 250 community leaders. See Numbers 26.9-11, their daddy & his band died, but the sons of Korah did not die. In fact, Korah was one of five major Levitical families (see Numbers 26.53; 1 Chronicles 6.31-33).

This article is from reprinted Nick Perez. Please see original for comments.

Israel Newsletter

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November - December Newsletter

Dear brethren, As we are about to close out another year, we give thanks to the Lord and to each one of you for the blessing of fellowship in the gospel. In the attachment you will find our latest newsletter and report on the progress of ministry training over the internet and in Cuba. We continue to be amazed at how God has blessed this ministry from the very beginning in 2001 until now, and are thankful for your love, prayers and financial support. May God bless us all with more years of service in His kingdom! Rudy and Glenda Wray

Stabbed in the Back – Psalm 41

The occasion for Psalm 41 is the aftermath of David’s sin with Bathsheba. God had told David “the sword shall never depart from your house…Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house” (2 Samuel 12.10-11). A couple years after this prophecy is uttered, Absalom, David’s son, steals the hearts of the people (ch.15) & performs a coup to steal the throne from David. Sick & on the run, with the sword of his own house in his back, David pens this Psalm.

This article is from reprinted Nick Perez. Please see original for comments.

When You’ve Blown It Again – Psalm 32

The haunting, terrible reality for all Christians is that we fall short of the glory of God far too often. Once is too often, by the way. We do slip up, trip up, & fall short or miss the mark. As Christians we strive to be like Jesus, but we sin. 1 John 1.8, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Notice that John includes himself.

This article is from reprinted Nick Perez. Please see original for comments.

Report on Central West Africa Work

Dear all, Attached is my report for the last 6 month in my work in Central/West Africa. I praise God for all of you. God bless Dan

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