My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the … Continue reading Your Prejudice is Showing
This is a picture of a note on my desk. I have had it for years and see it every day. I do not recall if I outlined the verse myself of if it was from a note I made from someone else. The note is on 1 Chronicles 28:9 as David is charging Solomon … Continue reading Knowing God
Hermeneutics - How e interpret and apply God's Word to our lives. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 - NAS77) I admit I have struggled with the practical application of scripture for my life … Continue reading Hermen-what?
Last night in our Bible class we studied the Monday of the Passion Week, the last full week of Jesus' life on earth. On that Monday, Jesus chased people out of the Temple in Jerusalem (Mat 21:12-13). Apparently, people were using the court of the Gentiles as a shortcut through Jerusalem and others had turned … Continue reading Respecting the Temple
Parents should be their children's first and primary teachers. Both in classical and Biblical education. Churches and schools (private or public) are aids to help parents do their job of teaching. A good education begins, continues, and culminates at home. That was the idea of the SHEMA in Deu 6:3ff. The Law of Moses commanded … Continue reading Positive Parenting Points
Why? I can answer that in one word - inconsistency. Inconsistency! Children and teenagers are intelligent enough to see our mixed messages. We saw the inconsistencies in the generation before us, the generation behind us sees our inconsistencies. When our instructions and corrective discipline say one thing and our actions and lifestyle are opposites, how … Continue reading Why are We Losing the Next Generation?
Every day in developing countries, women and children walk an average of 4 miles to collect the water their family needs for the day. Not only does this chore keep their children from attending school, the dirty water they bring home is deadly. Currently, every 26 seconds a child dies from water-borne diseases, killing over … Continue reading Water is Life!
Now that I have your attention, does God plan for us to sin? Does God cause His people or His creation to transgress His Word? Does God force people to do things that are harmful to themselves or hurtful to others? Does God desire pain, disappointment, or poverty for His children? I find just the … Continue reading God Caused Me to Sin
Driving a highway near Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, I saw what looked like an International Scout parked in a field. Then I noticed that a couple of "Hillbilly Hounds" were enjoying a drive of their own. Alright, it was a prop to get the attention of tourists and in my case it worked, … Continue reading Your Attention, Please
If you are looking for a church to call home, I have a list of things that are important to look for in a home congregation. This short list of five things comes from Acts 2:42-27. “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. … Continue reading Are You Looking for a Church?