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Lew Newkirk is a much loved former Pastor of Casey Baptist Church who served there for 5 years. His ministry to us continues today through the devotionals featured here for your encouragement.

Profit and Loss

2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

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God Cares for You!

Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8 record a parable that Jesus told using the example of a man sowing seed. He said some of the seed fell by the wayside, some fell on rocky soil, some among the thorns, and some on good ground. Shortly the disciples ask, “What does this parable mean?”

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A Stone of Remembrance

When I was about 6 yrs. old my Father took me with him when he went to the local garage to get our old car repaired. It was not long after World War 2 and what is called “The Great Depression” here in the States, gas had been rationed and things were tough, but Dad had gotten a steady job and had more money than he had in the past.

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Enduring Faith

Persevere: To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, an idea, or a task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.

In Luke 18 Jesus used a parable to teach about perseverance. A widow was asking for justice. Someone had evidently taken advantage of her status as a widow to defraud her in some way. The judge she appealed to did not care if she received justice or not, but because she would not give up and had become an annoyance to him he saw that she received justice in her complaint. Jesus’ message was “that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”

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On Being Comfortable

Recently I attended a church I had not been to before. It was a lovely building, not extravagant but pleasing to the eye and set on a lovely landscaped lot. The members, as well as the appointed “greeters” were welcoming and friendly, the music was traditional and I knew every song. There was no band but there was a choir. The sermon was biblically sound and I appreciated what the Pastor had to say. When I left the Pastor asked me if I had filled out a visitor’s card. I said I had but that I had not turned it in, and he asked me to please give it to him, which I did. He said he hoped I would come back and he thought I would be comfortable worshipping there.

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