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Obeying the Word

July 21st, 2009 No comments

Psalm 119:1-8 (2)

In this little town the speed limit was 25 mph EVERYWHERE! I was SO frustrated. Things had not gone well that morning. It was cold. My son didn’t want to get out of bed. We soon found that it had sleeted during the night. Ice covered my windshield. Then the car wouldn’t start. A jump start to the battery took more time. Ahead were slick roads, heavy traffic and 15 miles to the school

Traffic was moving at about 22 3/8 mph! If I hurried my son would not be tardy. Finally there was no one in front of me. We were 2 mile from school I had 2 minutes. I stepped on the accelerator.

Then I saw him. He was headed toward me. I glanced at my speedometer. I was driving at 35 mph. We met and passed. In my rearview mirror I watched him make a u-turn. His lights came on. As I pulled into the school parking lot, ON TIME, the city patrolman pulled in behind me.

I accomplished what I wanted to do. It seemed right at the time. Others would not have faulted me. Yet, I had to pay a fine. So it is with God=’s Word. It is our guide to a productive, happy life with Jesus. When we violate its precepts we must pay the consequences.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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The Power of Addiction

July 21st, 2009 No comments

Mark 5:1-7

I believe it was 4 a.m. when the phone rang. “Bro. Woods,” the man on the other end said, “Our son needs prayer right now. He wants to get saved. He thinks that he is slipping into hell.”

A short time later I met them at the church. The young man was a member of a street gang. He was on hard drugs. He was rough. But during the night God got hold of him and began to dangle him over the fires of hell. He smelt the stench of the pit. He saw the smoke rising from the lake of fire.

As I read Scripture to him, counseled him and then prayed with him, I saw him go through the throes of agony. His body was overcome with convulsions. He was not able to hold down the bile that was in his stomach. He cried like a baby as he begged God for forgiveness.

Seeing the struggle for his soul I felt anger within. The power of sin that will cause a teenager to be addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, pornography and drugs deserved the heat of my rage. Sin is a powerful influence that will destroy an individual.

The only remedy is that which this young man discovered in those early morning hours. Jesus alone can break the chains of sin’s bondage from our lives. He alone can bring complete deliverance.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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