March 3rd, 2017
Bearing Precious Fruit
John 15:4-5 (KJB) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
A close relationship with The Vine is essential. Both in this world and ... Continue Reading →
February 19th, 2017
It is time to grow up!
1 Corinthians 13:11 (KJB) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Young children are immature by nature.
Adults are expected to grow and mature.
This is true whether you are talking about the natural man or the spiritual man. Maturity is anticipated and expected to surface in the lives of young adults.
Paul ... Continue Reading →
November 6th, 2016
The Vine is Essential
John 15:6 (KJB) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
I cannot overstate the obvious- the vine of a plant is central to its continued life. If branches or stems of a plant are removed or trying to exist outside of its central vine they will certainly quickly fade and wither away. ... Continue Reading →
June 24th, 2016
God Promotes Growth
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (Isaiah 58:11 KJV)
This scripture verse uses an analogy of agriculture and plant growth familiar to many both in biblical times and today to illustrate God’s direction and spiritual growth in His spiritual family.
First, this verse imparts that the ... Continue Reading →
May 19th, 2016
Gray Hair Is God’s “Stamp of Approval.”
Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. (1 Timothy 5:1-2 KJV)
God looks at aging or elderly church members in an entirely different light than those living in their youth can see. Young teens, those who are just fresh out of college might, as well those with young families may tend to ... Continue Reading →
Do you have fruits of the Spirit mounting and maturing in your life?
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. (Titus 1:16 KJV)
It has been said that “talk is cheap…” and this scripture verse from the book of Titus is biblical proof. It is easier for mankind to profess having a spiritual relationship with God but much harder to prove it or back it ... Continue Reading →