THRU MANY DANGERS, TOILS, & SNARES

A friend wrote recently, and quoted those words from Amazing Grace. (John Newton)  In comparison, I would like to believe that I never measured anything close to him by a fouled up life.  However, in our tendency to grade sin as bad, worse, or even so categorically as beyond the imagination, we would like toContinue reading “THRU MANY DANGERS, TOILS, & SNARES”

YOUR SINS FORGIVEN!

The Gospel of Mark is a must-read Book! Jesus is presented as the Servant. The servant goes about his business immediately. You will find that word, or its equivalent more than forty times in this Gospel. As the youngster would say, “He puts his pedal to the metal. We have been to Capernaum and asContinue reading “YOUR SINS FORGIVEN!”

BUILDING BRIDGES

An early segment of this construction involved the area at the Santa Maria River. It would become a major project that saw the erection of a new bridge and the demolition of an old one. It would be raised considerably, creating the necessity of new approaches and massive amounts of concrete around reinforcement steel toContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES”

FEELINGS

We are a “feeling” oriented society! I know, it has been that way since the beginning of history. I cannot locate the rest of that little poem, but the opening portion says: “Feelings come and feelings go, and feelings are deceiving…” Recall, if you will, the story of Genesis 25 concerning Jacob and Esau. AsContinue reading “FEELINGS”

FORGIVENESS

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’” Matthew 18:21 A more gratuitous word cannot be heard, unless it has been repeated seventy times seven. I took a liking to Peter from the first day I read about him. HeContinue reading “FORGIVENESS”

READY TO THROW A STONE

Many are they who though unable to remember much of what the Scriptures say, are adept at recalling this story in John 8. Here we have another effort on the part of the Scribes and the Pharisees to entrap Jesus. To agree with those who supported this law would bring disagreement with those who opposedContinue reading “READY TO THROW A STONE”

LOVE – AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

“But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.” Luke 6:35 I have mentioned previously that the first verse of Scripture I was encouraged to memorize after I invited Jesus Christ toContinue reading “LOVE – AT YOUR FINGERTIPS”

PLACED IN A COFFIN IN EGYPT

“Joseph said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ And he comforted themContinue reading “PLACED IN A COFFIN IN EGYPT”