Graceful Truth

"I Sing for I Cannot be Silent; His Love is the Theme of My Song!"

Bill Elliff Christian Life

The hymn writer said it beautifully. He took his inspiration from his own experience of Christ, no doubt, but also from the men of old like David who wrote similar words. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. (Psalm 30:11-12) The whole of the Bible (and human history) is an endless story of God's incredible redemption. In fact, the human story can be summarized in...

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GOD'S ABSOLUTE OWNERSHIP

Bill Elliff Worship

""The earth is the Lord's, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.""  (Psalm 24:1) There are no wasted words in God's revelation to us. In His perfection He has given us things we need to know; things that are essential for our relationship with Him and things essential for relating to the environment where He has placed us. David records, under the inspiration of the Spirit, this amazing statement (as does Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:26). It is not a question or a command, but a stated fact: ""The earth IS the Lord's, and ALL it...

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It's Hard to Miss God (and why would you want to?)

Bill Elliff Bible

David explodes with stunning clarity in Psalm 19, describing the ways God has made Himself known and how valuable it is to us. IN THE HEAVENS Look at the VERBS David uses to describe God's self-disclosure through nature (verses 1-4): the heavens are TELLING... their expanse is DECLARING... day to day POURS FORTH speech night to night REVEALS knowledge their line (sound) has GONE OUT through all the earth their utterances (have GONE OUT) to the end of the earth Just open you eyes and ears on any common day and you will see and hear God! He is there...

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What do You Really Want?

Bill Elliff Featured

Every man has his eyes set in one of two directions: either on this world or the next. Some men's focus is limited to the earthly.  David said about such people that they are "men of the world whose portion is in this life" (Psalm 17:14b) THE RICHES OF THIS LIFE There is an abundant, glorious treasure in this world, but it is fleeting. This world as we know it will not remain. But the most pressing problem is that we will not remain, in our present state. If you live a long life you will only enjoy 50-70 more years of...

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Finding God in the Midst of Your Trouble

Bill Elliff Suffering & Trials

Finding God in the Midst of Your Trouble

We need God. This world is full of difficulties that are beyond us. Of problems that at any moment threaten to pull us down into the quicksand of despair and defeat. How can we live in such a troubled and fallen world? Once again, David shows us the path in Psalm 13. THE HONEST QUESTION ""How long will You forget me, O Lord? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I lay up cares within me and have sorrow in my heart day after day? How long shall my enemy exalt himself over me?"" (Psalm...

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