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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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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Do I Have To Read Leviticus?

Many Christians feel that reading the Old Testament is that important.   However, the Old Testament, including Leviticus, offers background and even contrasts essential to grasping the New Testament.  While Isaiah challenges us to seek God, he also promises us that God's Word accomplishes what the Lord wants it to accomplish.  Scripture is alive and powerful, and it is useful to teach, correct, and instruct us.  God's Word never returns void, but sometimes it is not until later that God's words come to mind as we need them.

The Holy Spirit uses the truths we've stored from reading or memorization, and He helps us to apply them at just the right time.  For example Leviticus 19:10-11 speaks of business competition and even caring for the poor.  The Spirit can remind us of these concepts, and we can use them, if we've spent time reading and contemplating that passage. 

Reading the Bible turns our minds into storehouses through which the Spirit can work.  That's a great reason to read Leviticus and the other 65 books as well.

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