Take Up Your Cross

Do You Willingly “Toe the Line?”

September 2nd, 2016

Do You Willingly “Toe the Line?”

Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said ...

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God naturally opposes satan

September 1st, 2016

God naturally opposes satan

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (2 Corinthians 6:15 KJV)

What spiritual harmony would God have with satan? God and satan are at extreme odds.  They exist at opposite ends of the spiritual spectrum having nothing in common or separated as far apart is darkness is to light.

There is never any fellowship between light and darkness, or between sin and the holiness of God, or ...

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The Past Is Past

August 31st, 2016

The Past Is Past

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, (Philippians 3:13 KJV)

The past is over and done with.  Nothing you can do or say will change it, erase it, or improve upon it.  Therefore, quit reaching out for things of yesterday and begin living for the day at hand with great expectations, and cloaked in ...

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Moses was “spiritual agent OO7”

August 30th, 2016

Moses was “spiritual agent OO7”

And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. (Exodus 25:8-9 KJV)

God instructed Moses on every aspect of the construction of the tabernacle.   God had every detail planned, including the collection of necessary funds and the availability of valuable resources for the building ...

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Do You Expect to Receive Beans by Sowing Corn?

August 29th, 2016

Do You Expect to Receive Beans by Sowing Corn?

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7 KJV)

Is the only context of this verse, recorded in the book of Galatians, to be understood only to be speaking of sowing sin and reaping consequences?  Sinful unregenerate man receiving from God exactly what a sinful man deserves?

Or can the context of this verse go under the surface to include the ...

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God Confused Man’s Communication

August 28th, 2016

God Confused Man’s Communication

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. (Genesis 11:1 KJV)

The number of languages in this world cannot be specifically nailed down because there are so many.  Some are being used in remote or far-flung areas in this vast world.  It is safe to say there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different languages in use today.

Imagine for a moment if all mankind were speaking the same language.  There was a ...

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Jesus Set the Bar for Pardoning Others

August 27th, 2016

Jesus Set the Bar for Pardoning Others

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21-22 KJV)

Peter must have been incredibly challenged by what Jesus revealed to him.  Perhaps he instantly stopped in his tracks to allow these words of Jesus to register in his heart ...

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Who and What is Influencing the Minds of Your Children?

August 26th, 2016

Who and What is Influencing the Minds of Your Children?

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his ...

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Is Your Heart Singing or Sour?

August 25th, 2016

Is Your Heart Singing or Sour?

I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:6 KJV)

David made this statement after realizing how bountifully God had dealt with him when he was so undeserving of any goodness from God.

Mankind naturally deserves punishment and death at the hands of God for his innate sinful condition.

However, God is a god of love and mercy and willingly took upon Himself the consequence of sin which man deserves.  ...

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Godly Sorrow Ushers in Eternal Life

August 24th, 2016

Godly Sorrow Ushers in Eternal Life

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV)

There are two kinds of sorrow at work in this world.

One is a sorrow manufactured by circumstances.  Good circumstances bring a time of sadness and tears inevitably followed by a change in condition bringing happiness and rather than sadness.

The second kind of sorrow links together salvation with godly sadness for ...

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