Tag Archives: Virgil Hurley

Publicity – Changes People

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Hope – Absolute Need

Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” Romans 5:2, “Through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope … Continue reading

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Discipleship – Investigated Firsthand

Joshua 22:10, “When they came to the region of the Jordan which is in the land of Canaan, the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built an altar there by the Jordan, a … Continue reading

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Wrath – Real

Lamentations 1:1, “How lonely sits the city That was full of people! She has become like a widow Who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces Has become a forced laborer!” Ephesians 2:1-3, … Continue reading

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Gospel – Communicate Clearly

Judges 7:13-14, “When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I had a dream; a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the … Continue reading

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Habit – Need Daily

Daniel 6:10, “Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving … Continue reading

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Perseverance – God Demands

Nehemiah 9:7-8, “You are the LORD God, Who chose Abram And brought him out from Ur of the Chaldees, And gave him the name Abraham. You found his heart faithful before You, And made a covenant with him To give … Continue reading

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Peace – None Lasts

Isaiah 9:6, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” … Continue reading

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Heart – Physical and Emotional

Proverbs 4:23, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” Luke 6:45, “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out … Continue reading

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God – Listen To Him

Isaiah 8:19, “When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?” 1 Corinthians 1:22-25, “For indeed Jews … Continue reading

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