F R I E N D

Dr. Luke writes extensively about the Wonderful Lord Jesus.  In particular, I refer to an account early in the ministry of the Savior, when some friends of a paralytic were taking him on a stretcher, hoping for Jesus to heal him.  Realizing the situation to be almost impossible, they climbed on the roof of theContinue reading “F R I E N D”

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”

JUSTIFICATION

You have heard that the word justification means “just as if I had never sinned”.  It has a little more to it than that.  Having heard Dr. Charles Woodbridge speak on this subject many years ago, I picked up his writing so that I might copy it for you. “Regeneration and justification are closely relatedContinue reading “JUSTIFICATION”

BETTER THINGS

I find it interesting that we have two groups of people, Democrats and Republicans, both promising that they have better programs for us in the future.  Some of those promises have been clarified; others are not defined; still others are your guess and mine.  Maybe, just maybe, some of those will be detailed and someContinue reading “BETTER THINGS”

ONE YEAR LATER

The media is working every way possible to convince us how to vote in the forth coming election. Personally, I have retained that old fashioned manner of responding to the question of:  “How or for who have you planned to vote?” “That is my business and mine alone!”  Admittedly, I have some things for whichContinue reading “ONE YEAR LATER”

A HOUSE OF PRAYER

It is noticeable!  Many of our churches have acquired new names.  We are left with the challenge of determining if they are Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Charismatic, Independent, Presbyterian or just what! Once we attend a Service or two, we soon discover the type of program or programs they “offer”, and the type of music orContinue reading “A HOUSE OF PRAYER”

DUMPING ENCUMBRANCES

Have ever tried swimming with a full set of clothing?  I have!  Not by choice, but as a result of being dumped off of a boat unprepared.  I cannot envision entering a race wearing all of that attire.  In fact, when we enter a race we make sure not to carry anything that would hinderContinue reading “DUMPING ENCUMBRANCES”

A FUNERAL PROCESSION

We have conducted numerous funerals over the years, and I certainly refrain from interrupting one that is underway.  The folk involved would not be receptive to a complete stranger inserting himself into such an occasion. The background of such a happening as this raises oodles of questions and initial reactions. (Luke 7:11-17)  The mother ofContinue reading “A FUNERAL PROCESSION”

ARCHAEOLOGISTS

Those guys fascinate me!  They dig around in the dirt to find something “fascinating” to make us have a better understanding of History… people, places, things.  They get as excited about some of their “discoveries” as the guys who dug up that enormous diamond recently. Every shovel full of dirt is scrutinized.  It seems thatContinue reading “ARCHAEOLOGISTS”

UNDER HIS WINGS

This evening, I was laying on my bed listening to the recorded music of my wife who is “at home” in Heaven; she has been there almost four and a half years.  I had been reading from the Bible that I gave her many years ago.  She had underlined many verses of Scripture that hadContinue reading “UNDER HIS WINGS”