ON DEALING WITH REJECTION

With their bickering, the average individual found himself in a quandary about what he really believed.  This loaned itself to the crowds that went to listen to Jesus.  What He declared made sense and coincided with the average man’s interpretation of the Scriptures that existed in that day. His, Jesus’, initial presentation was specifically toContinue reading “ON DEALING WITH REJECTION”

THE ENGRAVERS HAMMER

Because “Pa” was not in the best of health, it meant we mowed his grass, along with the other necessities that became our routine.  It was often my duty to shave him on Sunday morning, early, so he could look his best as he went to church.  I look back today on the privilege thatContinue reading “THE ENGRAVERS HAMMER”

A TESTIMONY?

When things seem to go in the opposite direction from your intention, and persecution develops, how is it approached?  Reading Luke 21:13, it says that “It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.”  In fairness, let me quote the surrounding portion.  “See to it that you are not misled: for many will come inContinue reading “A TESTIMONY?”

WHEAT AND TARES

In reality, it bespeaks the time in which we currently reside as much as it called attention to kingdom preaching.  (Matthew 13:24-30) Whenever Christ declared His message about the Kingdom, there was no problem in realizing that since Adam and Eve, we live exposed to living side by side, wheat and tares.   Since, Jesus hadContinue reading “WHEAT AND TARES”

TAKING SECOND PLACE

I have been alerted frequently over the years, how on occasion in a church there is some individual who aspires to be in a position where you know that, in that position there will be the development of problems.  Such a situation demands action, but it must meet both Scriptural and Constitution/By Law accommodation. AContinue reading “TAKING SECOND PLACE”

NAHUM, WHO?

Nahum was “unknown”, except that you could not help but wonder why the meaning of his name: consolation.  Another anomaly may catch our attention, that being he was from Elkosh.  (That was possibly, Capernaum.)  Having stood on some of the ruins of Capernaum, probably makes me a “little proud”, forgive me, for it was supposedlyContinue reading “NAHUM, WHO?”

THE HOLY SPIRIT

A city full of churches; Great preachers, lettered men! Grand music, choirs and organs; if these all fail, what then? Good workers, eager, earnest; who labor hour by hour, But where, oh where, my brother; Is God’s almighty power? It is the Holy Spirit, that quickeneth the soul; God will not take man-worship, nor bowContinue reading “THE HOLY SPIRIT”

BETRAYED WITH A KISS

The burden on the heart of our Savior is tell-tale.  Here He has entered the final days of His earthly and heavenly mission and the disciples were arguing, first about who would betray Him and next, which of them would be regarded as greatest. Grown men arguing about who was to be considered the mostContinue reading “BETRAYED WITH A KISS”

A COUPLE OF YEARS

It is with thanks to the Lord and to you that it has continued.  Our intention is to keep writing until the Lord sees fit to call us home… today, tomorrow, or ? This has only been possible through the help of my daughter and grand-daughter.  Our pattern is to present things in “short” order,Continue reading “A COUPLE OF YEARS”