The Gospel Message is Still Good News Today

Please read 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

Main Text: 1 Timothy 1:15 NKJV - “This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”

Introduction:

Think about all the messages we receive in a day, or in a week. Some come from people we know, and some come from people we do not know. Some are easy to understand, some are hard to understand. Some are helpful or encouraging. Some are hurtful or discouraging. Some...

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A Message of Mega-Joy

INTRODUCTION:

For some, the Christmas season is just a time to celebrate the end of another year. It may be simply a time to forget all that has happened in daily life as well as what is happening in our struggling world.

That may be especially true this year.

Sadly some miss the joy of the Savior completely.  We know also that this season can be a depressing time for many: especially those who have suffered loss, and those whose lives are filled with personal hardship and painful...

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What Time is it?

A reflection on Galatians 4:4

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (ESV).  

Galatians 4:4a  “But, when the fullness of time had come,……” (ESV, NKJV)

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‘Best Practices’ as You Face Hardships in the Ministry

INTRODUCTION: You may be familiar with the “best practices” terminology that is used in various training contexts. Usually, after researching “successful” organizational functions and procedures, the presenter will recommend the best practices for a particular business. These practices are the best ways to handle the operations and challenges that are being faced.

 

TEXT: “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart” (2...

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Don’t Miss God’s Word to You

The Next Time You Open Your Bible Don’t Miss God’s Word to You

I would like you read Isaiah 55 (ESV) written below. Our focus will be on verses 8-11, but the whole chapter needs to be read, if not the whole prophecy of Isaiah!

 

55 “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
...

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Living a Life Shaped by God’s Revelation

This beautiful Psalm is a poetic celebration and response to God’s personal revelation both through His Creation and through His Word.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And...

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A note from Dr. David Olford

dr. david olford Oct 16, 2020

Dear Friend of Olford Ministries International, Inc., 

Greetings in Jesus’ Name!

I hope you are sensing the grace and the strength of the Lord as you walk with Him during these critical days. Most of us, if not all of us, have been impacted by the pandemic and/or natural disasters that have taken place this year, 2020.

I needed to be tested for the virus two days ago, and I was positively negative! We can be sure, of course, that God is sovereignly orchestrating all things to work...

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What a Word!

It is our Time to Listen Attentively to the Very Words of God

A Devotional on Jeremiah 36

Jeremiah 36 gives us a detailed picture of how God’s words given to Jeremiah and written down by Baruch are preserved.  These words are ruthlessly rejected and apparently destroyed by King Jehoiakim. This comes at a critical point in Judah’s miserable final years before exile as Judah faces judgement through the instrumentation of the Babylonians. But, the King’s rejection of...

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God's Good Invitation

 “Thus says the Lord:

Stand in the ways and see,

And ask for the old paths, where

The good way is,

And walk in it;

Then you will find rest for your souls.

But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”

— JEREMIAH 6:16 

 

If you have traveled “on land” for any distance, you may have had this experience. You are traveling and you think you are going in the right direction. But, you find out at some point that actually you are not on the...

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Learning from an Act of Devotion to our Lord

Scripture: Mark 14:1-11 (NKJV)

Sometimes we may think that what we do for the Lord doesn’t really matter. What we do may not be appreciated by some people, and it may be misunderstood by others. It is possible to be weary in well-doing, and if that is you today, I have an encouraging word for you. What really counts in our daily lives is what Jesus thinks about what we are doing, as we will see. On the other hand, it is possible for our devotion to Christ to lose its passion, its fire,...

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