Thanks for stopping by.  I'm pastor of First Baptist Church in Dupo, IL.  You can visit the church website for information on the church: www.fbcdupo.org.  Here I hope to share some inspiration and perhaps a few tales from the winding road…this journey called life, where God can be seen in the moments of our day if we are looking for Him.  ~Roger~ 

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Thought for the Day

Even when we don't sense God's presence, His loving care is all around us.

Words to live by...

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.  Let your heart live forever!
Psalm 22:26 

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Under God

Every parent knows the difference between rules designed primarily for the benefit of the parent and those designed for the benefit of the child.  God's rules fall into the latter category.  As Creator of the human race, God knows how human society will work best.

The Ten Commandments are rules designed primarily for our benefit.  Jesus underscored this principle when He said, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath" (Mark 2:27).

The Bible is a most realistic book.  It assumes human beings will be tempted to lust after a neighbor or covet someone else's property, to work too hard, to strike out in anger at those who wrong them.  It assumes humanity will bring disorder to whatever we touch.  Each of the Ten Commandments offers a shield of protection against that disorder.  We have the freedom to say no to our sinful inclinations.  By doing so, we avoid certain harm. 

Taken together, the Ten Commandments weave life in this planet into a more meaningful and structured whole, the benefit of which is to allow us to live as a peaceful, healthy community under God.

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