ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSIAL

…see what I mean! It could have been expected!  Those in opposition to the Lord Jesus Christ were determined to be present whenever and wherever He was ministering.  It was not hard to determine the location because there was a crowd following Him, and others joined in the excitement of the moment. Mark, whose mannerContinue reading “ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSIAL”

FORGIVENESS IS BLESSED!

Personally, I have experienced that beautiful moment when God heard my cry for help and forgiveness was experienced… Meandering through the 32nd Psalm one is reminded of what the past was like and what it is in the present.  Contrast is written throughout and its effect can have on one who is going through theContinue reading “FORGIVENESS IS BLESSED!”

POWER IN THE BLOOD

Two of us were reflecting on the clarity of Scripture, and in particular the teachings of sanctification.  The question arose in this manner: “When I recall an action in the past wherein I sinned, and I had confessed my sin and experienced God’s forgiveness, yet it comes back to “haunt” me in later years, howContinue reading “POWER IN THE BLOOD”

FAMILY TIES

Much is said throughout the Scriptures about family ties.  Their importance cannot be over emphasized.  Many a young person looks forward to rearing their own family, only to discover that it was not as easy as they thought.  Some believe their parents fell short, which they will not duplicate, while others thought them to beContinue reading “FAMILY TIES”

SAUL … IN AGREEMENT

How long does one hold something over another person’s head?   You are in a conversation, in a group more-so, and a name is mentioned, someone quickly inserts an incident that took place or was supposed to have taken place thirty years previously.  It may be an insinuation with no accuracy, and yet the expression onContinue reading “SAUL … IN AGREEMENT”

HIGHWAY SCARS

Traveling the highway north and preparing for a visit with folk that I had not seen for several months, I came suddenly upon a large mark in the highway, immediately identifiable as a place where a large animal, probably a deer or steer, had been hit by a vehicle.  My mind was reflecting on theContinue reading “HIGHWAY SCARS”

FORGIVENESS

It is not without the providence of God that this subject follows upon the “two or three” message from Christ.  In fact, it all turns into one unfolding message! Jesus had spoken in the 15th and verses that follow concerning forgiveness.  Failure to deal with a matter means very simply that it will be dealtContinue reading “FORGIVENESS”

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!”