His preference would have been to be in the sanctuary in Jerusalem.  However, the likelihood of that possibility was negative, but the presence of God as the necessity of this experience surmounts the experience itself.  We are reminded of the necessity of Jesus having to go immediately into the wilderness following His baptism; for whatContinue reading “WLDERNESS WANDERINGS”


First John 2:3-5 says: “By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.  The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the loveContinue reading “HE WAS A CONTRADICTION”


As the centuries roll on, more and more is added, with some things understood, and others remaining buried from our thinking.  Naturally, there are individuals who determine they have insight beyond everyone else.  Even the Apostle Peter said that some things were “hard to understand.” (2 Peter 3:16) Assuming that Paul the apostle wrote Hebrews,Continue reading “OUTSIDE THE WALL”


Some have said that it should have been called: “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.”  Still some have said that it would be equally proper if it carried the title: “Acts of the Disciples”.  I would not object if it was called: The Holy Spirit Unleashed!  What we see in this Book is the ministeringContinue reading “APOSTLES IN ACTION”


On occasion I have met with individuals that know little or nothing about the Scriptures; however, they seem to recollect that Jesus went to a wedding feast and turned water into wine. (John 2)   Out of a twisted interpretation they take this miracle as an approval for drinking alcoholic beverages.  This particular word for wine,Continue reading “NECESSITY DRIVEN”


We were discussing the subject of what might be acceptable or unacceptable at this point in history, as it relates to evangelism.  It was always debatable; but since our society has acquired “ better education” than our parents, the “you can’t tell me”, or “get with it and get up to date” has turned ourContinue reading “BAPTIZE OR BURN”


Our daughter, Cathy, recently acquired an interest in the family genealogy.  I know little about my family background, but when she started asking questions, I realized I knew less than I thought. For instance, in the past it is obvious that folks were quick to name the new child out of the family history ofContinue reading “AN INTERESTING GENEALOGY”


Some years ago, W.E. Blackstone, in his book “Jesus Is Coming” wrote… “WATCH therefore; for we know not what hour your Lord doth come.” -Matthew 24:42 “WATCH therefore; for ye know neither the day nor the hour.” -Matthew 25:13 “Take ye heed, WATCH and pray; for ye know not when the time is.” “WATCH yeContinue reading “JESUS IS COMING AGAIN”


In fact, they may lose their “cool” in an effort to destroy any allegiance that I might possess in acknowledging Christ as my Lord and Savior.  They wonder why I might show allegiance to a “made up story” about an illegitimate child who is purportedly God in flesh.  Of course they address it as aContinue reading “A LOWLY NAZARENE”


Playing soccer was enjoyable, but I have to admit that I was not the first guy picked on the team.  With that much out of the way we will move on. The Olympics are not my priority to view.  While I admire the accomplishments of the athletes, and wonder in my mind how in theContinue reading “THE HIGHEST POINT IN HEBREWS”