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Daily Nugget

Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

The Daily Nugget is a weekday devotional written by Pastor Jim Sole. We hope you find encouragement, guidance, and conviction unto holiness through the scriptures and commentary.

Seeing Pain Through The Right Lens

Psalm 119:71 – It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. THEME OF THE DAY: SEEING PAIN THROUGH THE RIGHT LENS. I know envy is a sin. If we categorize sin, which we should not, envy may seem like a “little” sin, but it is anything but. It leads to a whole lot of spiritual…

For People Who Are Control Freaks

Psalm 31:15 – My times are in Your hand. THEME OF THE DAY: FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE CONTROL FREAKS. I admit I am what might be called a “control freak.” As things unfold in my life, I want to control the unfolding to include circumstances, and at times, sadly, even people, to my desired outcome. When it comes to a person wanting…

Homesick for Heaven

Hebrews 11:13-16 – These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone…

Would We Be Opened Next Sunday?

So, here is the scenario; imagine you and your family were the determining factors that kept your local church “in business” week to week. Would your contributions in giving of your resources, your active service, and faithful attendance keep your church open or would it have to close due to inactivity?

Whose Yoke Are We Wearing?

There are times, perhaps more than I want to admit, that I wish the Christian life would be easy and not so demanding. Let’s face it. We cannot honesty read the New Testament and come away with a description of following Christ as easy, requiring little effort and not demanding the surrender of our entire bearing to His Lordship. Yet, equally so throughout the New Testament we find the Christian life defined as spiritual freedom, liberty, delight, full of joy, and providing true contentment to the soul. I can see where a person may say, “Okay, which one is it?” The Bible teaches the Christian life is hard, yet, easy. The way to harmonize the two is found in the illustration Jesus uses in today’s scripture and that of the yoke.

He Changes Not

Psalm 100:5 – For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. THEME OF THE DAY: HE CHANGES NOT. A few days ago the temperature in Southern New England was about 90 and air conditioners roared throughout the land. When I walked my dog Jake early this morning, I needed a sweatshirt. It was low…