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David Speakman

David served as camp minister for many years while he was the RUF pastor at Davidson College. He and his wife, Margaret Ann, and their and three children now live in Winston-Salem, NC where he is an Associate Pastor at Hope Church.

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God Is a Gardener

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“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fru...

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The Sacrificial, Complete, and Purposeful Love of God

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“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that ...

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Do You Know Who You Really Are?

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“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him,...

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Where to Find Rest in a Restless World

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“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:2 Are you quiet? ...

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When God Grabs You

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“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that ...

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Gloriously Ordinary

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“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, ...

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He Is Near and He Is Mighty to Save

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“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him, he also hears their cries a...

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God Sings Over You

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“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult...

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Encountering God Face-to-Face

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“And I said, “Woe is me! I am ruined; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell among people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the L...

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Asking for Help

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“He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:3-4 I...

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God Loves to Listen

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“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven an...

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Hope Leads to a Quiet Heart

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“O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 131:3 Psalm 131 is an invitation to move out into the real world of noise, ...

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The Glory of What You Have Been Called To Do

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“You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the fie...

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Where Does Your Help Come From?

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“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 Jeannette Wall...

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Upside Down Turned Right Side Up

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“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he ...

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Help Without

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“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 Psalm 121 invi...

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God Is Our Father

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“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that w...

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God's Gracious Grip

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“Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right h...

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God is Gentle

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“Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He...

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God is a Gardener

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“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fru...

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God's Greatness in Our Weakness

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“The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:14 David Ireland was married to a wonderful woman and despera...

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The Solid Foundation for Your Faith? God Himself

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“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with f...

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All Is Forgiven

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“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose ...

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When Jesus Gets In Your Boat

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“And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon Peter, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. And Simon answered, “Master, ...

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The Normal Christian Life

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“The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-control...

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Do You Know God's Name?

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“I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.” Isaiah 42:8 Have you had the experience of greeting so...

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Has God Stepped Away?

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“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, b...

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Learning to be Filled Up In Jesus

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“I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:2 Miley Cyrus’ most fa...

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Receiving Like a Child

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“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Luke 18:17 “It is not only more blessed to give ...

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Clay in the Hands of the Potter

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“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 Do you ever fe...

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