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A Fixed Heart and Praise

Powerful truth!

Pastor Dan Boatman

Psalms 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

A fixed heart results in praise. A fixed heart gives the believer an inner joy that is not affected by exterior influences. Surrounding our lives each day are perversions, wickedness, and destruction. There are those that want to pull us into the same degradation that they themselves have fallen into. While surrounded by external hardships and difficulty we must be willing to fixate our heart on the Lord. It is one of direction and determination. A fixed heart is a heart that has directionally turned itself to the Lord. It has consciously decided to turn in the direction of Jesus. A fixed heart says “I have decided to follow Jesus. With the world behind me and the cross before me, I have decided to turn toward Jesus. A fixed heart is determined…

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Bible, Discouragement, Encouragement, Life

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Death, Hell, Salvation

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Christian, Death, Heaven, Hell

What Happens When a Christian Dies?

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The Sunday School Worker

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The Baptist Deacon

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Ten Goals of the Sunday School

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Bible, Guilt, Salvation

Guilt of the Past

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Hymns, Salvation

Calvary Covers It All

Charles E. Crawford, who lived in the early part of the 20th Century, had a terrible and sinful life.  He was often in trouble, and caused great harm.  Yet, God saved him one day and forever changed his life.  Like any person who receives Christ, Mr. Crawford desired to live for God.  He even wanted to… Continue reading Calvary Covers It All