We continue our list from yesterday with five more phrases that sound Biblical, but are not necessarily from the Bible. What goes around comes around. This is more associated with the Hinduism/Buddhism idea of Karma than it is the Bible. In our desire for what we consider to be fair, we want others to experience what … Continue reading More Bible Malapropisms
Prayer! Prayer is so much more than saying a few words with our heads bowed and hands folded. Prayer involves our entire concept of God. Prayer connects deeply to our faith. Our life as a child of God is to be a life of prayer. Prayer is not simply an emergency line to God, although He … Continue reading Even More on Prayer
Psalm 122:1, “I was glad when the said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD!’” Worship. Jesus said, “God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24). I am not sure that we can emphasize worship too much. We owe God something that can … Continue reading Making a Habit of Worship
In last week's post on prayer I quoted this statement, "I do not believe in the poser of prayer, I believe in the power of God who answers prayer." People of faith pray. They pray because they love and trust God. A person of prayer prays as if everything depends upon God and works for … Continue reading Prayer, Power, and God
A few years ago on a rainy day I was checking my PO Box. A young mother and her little boy (about 3 years old) walked in. She looked at me with telling eyes that said she recognized me. I do not know if she knew me by reputation, this was a small town, or … Continue reading Raining in Heaven
The rain is falling in my corner of the world. The rain started Sunday and we are expecting rain through Friday. Six days of rain! Thirty-four more and we might face a flood of Biblical proportions. Even in the rain, there are rays of sunshine. Yes, the sun sneaks through the clouds. Yes, the rain … Continue reading An Umbrella for Two
On Social media, today is Throw Back Thursday, so I thought I would go to the hard copy files (a real filing cabinet, with hanging folders) to the thick files labeled, "Miscellaneous Bulletin Articles" and pull one for the blog. What If . . . ? What if God couldn't find the time to bless … Continue reading What If?
Yesterday morning the sermon was about God hardening Pharaoh's heart. The lesson noted that God did promise to harden the heart of Pharaoh so that Pharaoh, Egypt, the world, and Israel would know that God is God and that there is no other. A second part of God's reasoning was to convince Pharaoh to release the Hebrews so … Continue reading Heat, Heart, Hardened
This week in my chronological reading of the Bible, I am reading about the Children of Israel as they flee Egypt. As they learn more and more about God who delivered them, they learn His desires. One thing God wants is to be present in their lives. To help them know He is near, He guides them … Continue reading God’s Dwelling Place
Grace. You know the definitions. Grace is unmerited favor. Grace is God's Redemption At Christ's Expense. Grace is God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Grace. I am all about that grace! 'Bout that grace, 'Bout that grace! Not guilty! (I should write a song.) Seriously, grace may be, at least in … Continue reading Grace By Any Other Name . . .