The other day I was sitting outside the church in my car getting ready to go inside the church when something caught my eye. It was some little birds playing around and searching for food, at first it was just a few birds then more joined. I just sat and watched these little birds play, eat,Continue reading “God’s Provision”
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Reverence or Fear?
Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. What does it mean to fear the Lord? Does it mean that I am to be scared of God? I mean who wouldn’t be scared of God, He can do great a wonderful things! He createdContinue reading “Reverence or Fear?”
I Samuel 15:22c – …Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,… Have you ever been given a job to do but you had to wait to do it? What did you do? Did you wait to do the job or did you go ahead and get a head start? Many of us don’t like toContinue reading “Obey”
Proverbs 25:28 – He that hath no rule over is own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. How important is it for us to control our spirit? It is of the utmost importance! People are watching: co-workers, friends, children, spouses, neighbors, and people we see out and about. Everyone is lookingContinue reading “Broken Down”
What Have You Asked For?
Many of us can remember going to our parents and asking for stuff; money, to go somewhere, money, a later curfew, money. Many times when I asked I heard the word I hated to hear, “NO!” When I got older they didn’t say, “NO”, at first but they gave me advice to help me understand andContinue reading “What Have You Asked For?”
Falling to the Ground
Have you ever dropped something on the ground? Of course we have and our reaction depended upon what we dropped. If you dropped a ball, a pencil or something that couldn’t really get damaged your reaction was probably, “Oh well, I’ll just dust it off.” If you dropped something that was very valuable or fragileContinue reading “Falling to the Ground”
How do you view yourself? We seem to have a view of ourselves, sometimes it is a proper view and other times it is improper. We can and do view ourselves in many ways: confident, hard working, smart, funny, lazy, over weight, stupid, hateful, kind, generous, stingy, etc. Having a proper view does help us fixContinue reading “The View”
Have you ever being walking along the street and noticed in the window of a business a small sign that said, “HELP WANTED.” That sign was telling people that they needed a worker to help get the job done. Have you ever seen that sign hanging from a church door or window? Probably not, butContinue reading “Help Needed!”
You have probably heard the saying, ‘Knowledge is power.’ This to a a degree is true, having knowledge can be powerful, but knowledge itself is not powerful. The way we use our knowledge that is what is powerful. Look at the words of Paul in I Corinthians 8:1b-2: ….Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. AndContinue reading “Knowledge”
What Are You Under?
Romans 6:14 – For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What a wonderful verse and great hope for mankind. A people we were born under the bondage of sin, because of the original sin of Adam and Eve, sin passed upon all people. No one isContinue reading “What Are You Under?”