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About davidtarbet1

Minister of Evangelism, Church of Christ, New Milford, Connecticut nmchurchofchrist.org Editor: Christ for Today christfortoday.org Director, The White Rock Fund, Dallas, Texas whiterockfund.org

PSALM 34

“THIS POOR MAN CRIED AND THE LORD HEARD HIM” Please read all verses of Psalm 34, then consider these reflections. The words of this Psalm were appropriate for any number of high-risk encounters David experienced as he was challenged and … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter 3:10-12, 1 Samuel 21:10-15, English Standard Version, Eyes of the Lord, Magnify the Lord, Poor man, Prayer, Providence, Psalm 34, Psalm 34:6 | 2 Comments

PSALM 28

A DESPERATE MAN WHO PRAISED GOD FOR DELIVERANCE Read all 9 verses of Psalm 28 then consider these reflections. The trials that came upon King David were not common place or trivial. David realized he was in the midst of … Continue reading

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PSALM 27

Read Psalm 27 and consider these reflections. We live in a time of crisis effecting our physical and mental health and financial loss. This is the “day of trouble!” As the coronavirus continues its march through New York, California, Louisanna … Continue reading

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PSALM 31

WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY? Please read Psalm 31 and consider the following reflections: Most people make good neighbors, but some neighbors are difficult to live with.  King David had neighbors who were the difficult kind. They treated David more … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel 23:11=13, Contentment, I Commit My Spirit, King David, King David's Prayer, Kuke 23:46, Luke 23:46, Neighbors, Painful Words, Psalm 31, wait for the Lord | 1 Comment

THE LORD’S PRAYER (John 17) OUR DIVINE MISSION: TO GLORIFY GOD

A Fresh Look at the Lord’s Prayer (John Chapter 17) While it is common to speak of the ‘model prayer’ of Jesus recorded in Matthew 6:9-13 as the “Lord’s Prayer,” the prayer of Christ given in John chapter 17 is … Continue reading

Posted in Brotherly Love, Church of Christ, Divine Mission, Divine Weapons, Glorify God, Jesus, John 17, Lord's Prayer, Name of God, Oneness, Presence of God, Spiritual Battles, The Lord's Prayer, Unity of the Church | 1 Comment

GOD’S SPECIFIC COMMANDS AND DIVINE SILENCE

  When a pharmacist receives a “script” from the doctor he knows he cannot change the medicine the doctor specifically prescribed. Whether or not the pharmacist thinks he can improve upon the doctor’s prescription, or thinks changing the prescription would … Continue reading

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HE LOVED THE INDIANS OF NEW ENGLAND

Did you know the first Bible printed in America was not printed in the English language? It was printed in the Algonquin (native American Indian) language in 1663 by John Eliot, a Puritan minister who came to America from England. … Continue reading

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OBADIAH SAYS: KINGDOMS WILL FALL, BUT GOD’S KINGDOM IS INDESTRUCTABLE

Whoever said the Bible is irrelevant to the way people live today needs to take a fresh look at the “Minor Prophets” of the Old Testament.  These twelve books may be short in length  but they are major in message. … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 15:14-17, Acts 17:26, Amos, Daniel, Edom, Esau, Ezekiel, Family Relationships, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John 3:5, Lord's Kingdom, Malachi, Minor Prophets, Obadiah, Petra, Pride, Punishment | Tagged | 2 Comments

MALACHI: THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL RISE WITH HEALING IN ITS WINGS

 Malachi 4:2 (English Standard Version) Unique among the Minor Prophets, Malachi was the last of the Old Testament prophets. He lived in the mid 5th century before the coming of Christ, during one of the most disappointing periods of Israelite … Continue reading

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ZECHARIAH –– “THE KING IS COMING!”

“Major Prophets” like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and some of the “Minor Prophets” anticipated a coming age of peace and forgiveness. Perhaps none of the “Minor Prophets” alluded to the coming Messiah with more detail than the prophet Zechariah who lived 500 years … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 2:30-36, Exodus 21:32, Genesis 49:11, John 19:34-37, Judas, King, Look On the One Pierced, Luke 1:32-33, Mark 14:27, Matthew 21:1-9, Matthew 27:3-8, Messiah, Psalm 72, Strike the Shepherd, Thirty Pieces of Silver, True Shepherd, Zechariah, Zechariah 11:4-14, Zechariah 12:10, Zechariah 13:1, Zechariah 13:17, Zechariah 9:9 | Tagged | 2 Comments