August 10, 2020
Focused on Minute Details
Matthew 23:23-24 (KJB) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
The scribes and Pharisees were hypocrites. Sadly, they often missed the bigger picture because they got unnecessarily ... Continue Reading →
August 9, 2020
A Parallel Between Christ and Adam
Romans 5:17-18 (KJB) For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Perhaps these verses seem to be ... Continue Reading →
August 8, 2020
A Universal Heart Condition
Romans 5:12 (KJB) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
There is much confusion at work in this world concerning sin. If you ask lost hearts, many will not agree that they have a universal sinful heart condition. They will attempt to describe themselves as moral and ethical people who are fundamentally good.
However, that claim does not ... Continue Reading →
August 7, 2020
Lost All Things, Gained Christ
Philippians 3:8-10 (KJB) Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of ... Continue Reading →
August 6, 2020
What An Example
John 17:4 (KJB) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
This short statement in scripture says it all about the obedience of Jesus Christ to the will of His Father. Jesus Christ glorified God during His brief visit to this earth. Yes, indeed, you know that He accomplished the will of God upon calvary while present in this world. You also understand that this challenging spiritual ... Continue Reading →
August 5, 2020
A Specific Time Frame
Amos 1:1 (KJB) The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
The prophecy contained in this scripture is the opening statement of the book of Amos. It concerns the judgment of nations surrounding Israel given by God and recorded in this Old Testament book. God gives us ... Continue Reading →
August 4, 2020
Prophecy About Perilous Times
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJB) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Each of us must ask ... Continue Reading →
August 3, 2020
Hebrews 5:12-13 (KJB) For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
God’s word warns us in several verses that a pastor must be familiar with and skilled in His Word. What ... Continue Reading →
August 2, 2020
Stay In Your Lane
Mark 9:39-40 (KJB) But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
Every sincere child of God struggles with both noticing and pointing out sin among his or her brothers and sisters in Christ, perhaps often without giving proper consideration to his or her propensity to sin. Jesus gives us instructions ... Continue Reading →
August 1, 2020
The Fruit Always Triumphs
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJB) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
We are alive in tough spiritual times. However, professing Christians must take to heart the Spirit of God at work in their heart and life, for no matter their circumstances, the Spirit of God and His character perpetually prevails.
You see, no spiritually regenerated person can ever rationally excuse any choice of bad behavior. Holy behavior, or ... Continue Reading →