THROUGH THICK AND THIN

When one considers the life of the Apostle Paul, you have to conclude that he left an indelible impression upon the world of his day.   However, two thousand years later he continues make an impression wherever Jesus Christ is uplifted around the globe. From his conversion on the road to Damascus, (Acts9) he became aContinue reading “THROUGH THICK AND THIN”

LAUNCHING OUT

As I write this, I am aware that we have come through one of the most complicated years that one can imagine, with more to be expected!  Sad to say, but in understanding the Scriptures, one has to conclude that while all of this bedlam has been promulgated from one side of the world toContinue reading “LAUNCHING OUT”

WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT

On occasion I have thought to myself, “Why have I been praying? “  God does not seem to be listening to my prayers!  It appears that He has forgotten that I exist; in fact, I am discouraged to the extent that I do not “feel” like approaching Him, because I have asked again and againContinue reading “WHEN GOD SEEMS SILENT”

NOT ALONE

In life we face obstacles that thwart progress, one of which is the human fear of having such obstacles alone.  However, there have been occasions when I would have much preferred to have “company” to deal with problem.  One such situation might be this “go” business that we referred to yesterday.  Those who know meContinue reading “NOT ALONE”

COME! A FINAL COME?

The Book of Revelation was written to the seven Churches of Asia; it was written by the Apostle John, and indicated the immediate as well as the future for the Church.  It leaves only one church without a message of condemnation by the end of history; (Philadelphia) there God says: “I know your deeds.  Behold,Continue reading “COME! A FINAL COME?”

WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)

“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” I doubt that I am alone in “star gazing”.  As a child I often lay on the grass, in the hammock, or even sitting in a chair, and enjoyed gazing into the heavens.  ItContinue reading “WHEN I CONSIDER (Psalm 8)”

THE RICHES OF HIS KINDNESS

The advertising of the hour speaks of that to which I am “entitled”.   Some of it is accurate, and some of it questionable.   Discerning which is, or which is not, a part of an individual’s or organizations “entitlement” may prove frustrating.  To discover later that you were “ripped off” can be a little more thanContinue reading “THE RICHES OF HIS KINDNESS”

TEARS

That word does not appear in Scripture until 2 Kings 20:5, where Hezekiah, having learned of his approaching death from Isaiah, “turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord;” God responded through Isaiah, “return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of your fatherContinue reading “TEARS”

BRAND MARKS – PART 2

Most of us bear scars of one type or another!  Sometimes we have opportunity to share the story of how those were acquired, and we go on a tirade to endeavor to surpass anyone who has just shared theirs.  I certainly cannot boast about some that I developed along the way, they are from ignorance. Continue reading “BRAND MARKS – PART 2”

BRAND MARKS – PART 1

While much has been argued from the liberal and conservative sides of politics, of one side or the other, long ago I came to the conclusion that the majority of people have left God out of the matter.  Even when the Scriptures have been used, all too often they are used in a most haphazardContinue reading “BRAND MARKS – PART 1”