GOD HAS SPOKEN

The Book of Hebrews is particularly written to Hebrews, yet it unfolds truths that are equally important for every Christian.  There are always those who like to argue concerning authorship, or some portion of its contents.  However, as we read its contents and interpret them in light of the other books of the Bible, weContinue reading “GOD HAS SPOKEN”

WHEN JESUS SPEAKS

The majority of us know what it is like to have someone immediately challenge us on a subject that we have just presented.  How they respond makes all the difference as to what we will say next.  We can ask for elaboration.  We can respond by explaining in detail a little more than we haveContinue reading “WHEN JESUS SPEAKS”

SOME THINGS NEED TO BE SAID

A few days ago I was reflecting on my ministry over the years.  In the process of doing so, I reflected on what I thought to be my strengths and weaknesses.  Being “dear old Ted”, I found an ample number in each area; in fact I found too many negatives to suit me, and decidedContinue reading “SOME THINGS NEED TO BE SAID”

TO BELITTLE IS TO BE LITTLE

When this thought came to my mind years ago, I was considering some thoughts on the tongue.  Naturally, (something I have shared previously) my mother’s comments came back: “Empty kettles make a lot of noise!” The “Wise Man”, Solomon wrote some “masterful” advice in Proverbs 6.  “There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes,Continue reading “TO BELITTLE IS TO BE LITTLE”

WHEN A PERSON SPEAKS; WHEN GOD SPEAKS

The other evening I was stretched out on my bed reading The Book of Numbers.   One begins reading, and immediately encounters that statement:  “Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come outContinue reading “WHEN A PERSON SPEAKS; WHEN GOD SPEAKS”

IDEAL CONVERSATION

Some people are so easy to engage in conversation; you leave saying to yourself: “You know, that was a real good time of conversing.  I wish every conversation left me feeling as comfortable or informed as that one.”  And others…  “Surely wasted time on that one!” How I wish I had been in a positionContinue reading “IDEAL CONVERSATION”

SOUND IN SPEECH

Have you ever wished that you had bitten your tongue? In fact sometimes I have bitten mine as a reminder of what I had said indiscriminately. You can be sure I did not do it too hard; I wanted a reminder, not an emergency room treatment. I know that the portion of Scripture to whichContinue reading “SOUND IN SPEECH”

WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?

“Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints.” Colossians 1:4 Bermuda, it was where I was born and spent the first twenty years of my life. We always said: “Tell a story in Somerset and by the time you arrive in St. George, 19 miles down theContinue reading “WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD?”

MURMUR

“Do all things without complaining and disputing.” Philippians 2:14 Another of those “coincidences”, my friend would say! Isn’t it exciting when you are searching for just the right word or object and suddenly it appears from the most unlikely conversation or location! In your heart you know that it could only have occurred through the ministering workContinue reading “MURMUR”