Apple Tree with Leaves and Fruit

Trees, fruit, gardening season is upon us.

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries. Psalm 1:1-3 says:  “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither- whatever they do will prosper.” Jeremiah 17: 7 & 8…

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Wheat and Tares

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries. Read: Psalms 91 As we near the coming of the Lord and our gathering together unto him, we will see a clear difference between the wheat and tares.  During the growing season, wheat and tares look the same, but when harvest time is near, the wheat turns golden while tares turn black.  In the same manner, as that Day draws near, we will see a clear difference between the true church verses the counterfiet, false brethren.  The true church,…

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Facing the Giant of Self

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries. Facing the Giant of Self Read the story of David and Goliath:  1 Samuel, chapter 17 One of the greats in scripture was king David. He is a great example of what to do, and more importantly what not to do. His life ended, and he still held the title “man after Gods own heart.”  Which would make him a great success in my head. Let’s start with Davids beginnings as a shepherd boy. He probably didn’t…

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False Intimacy With God

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries. The Birth of Isaac 21 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac[

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LOVE

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries, with a special thanks to Al Robertson and his notes from Duck Commander Study Bible. 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” — John 13:34-35 (NIV) The fastest way to ruin your fellowship with others is to allow envy, boasting, or pride to stir up trouble in…

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Uncommon

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries John 3:16 (NIV)– 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. One thing all of mankind possesses in common………the desire to be uncommon!! We are all fearfully and wonderfully made for separate and individually unique purposes. Therefore there is something inside us all that screams for all others to recognize us as individuals. Thus we resist with all that is within us, any…

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Prayer, Not Just a Task

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” -Matthew 6:6 Why do I have a “quiet time” or spend time in the “prayer closet” with God? Why am I in the secret place? The reason we live a life of devotion and go into the secret place is for one reason: It’s where He is. We…

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Taking the Next Step

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries 2 Samuel 15:1-12 (MSG) 15 1-2 As time went on, Absalom took to riding in a horse-drawn chariot, with fifty men running in front of him. Early each morning he would take up his post beside the road at the city gate. When anyone showed up with a case to bring to the king for a decision, Absalom would call him over and say, “Where do you hail from?” And the answer would come, “Your servant is from one of the tribes…

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Connecting to the Body

Guest Post by Lenny Hall of Sons of Thunder Ministries 2 Kings 2:6New International Version (NIV) 6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.”  And he replied, “As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.”  So the two of them walked on. As we go into 2017 seeking God’s idea of manhood, I am convinced that connecting to a ministry or faith father is one of the keys of finding purpose and fulfillment….