TOO PROUD TO ASK

Over the years a preacher is approached with all types of questions, sometimes they are legitimate, and other times they come from pre-conceived ideas.  When they originate I try to determine the apparent legitimacy; or is it for the purpose of arguing.  I hate debating, and thus I find myself in a defensive mode, evenContinue reading “TOO PROUD TO ASK”

JESUS WEPT

Have you run into someone who tells you that they know what the shortest verse in the Bible is?  Sure enough they will quote John 11:35 “Jesus wept.”  The fun part follows when you ask them for the entire story surrounding that verse.  Few can address the context with the story of Lazarus. This verseContinue reading “JESUS WEPT”

POINTED AND PERSONAL

Over a period of time I will insert portions of The Book of Proverbs, the reason being that the “Wise Man”, Solomon, had something of which to remind us.  There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, one for each day of the month.  They are like reins on a horse or a steering wheel on aContinue reading “POINTED AND PERSONAL”

GOD FOUND HIM

As I was sharing how God had provided in a most unusual manner for a bus for our church, the individual with whom I was sharing said: “What a coincidence!” I immediately thought: “He missed the whole point of what I was endeavoring to communicate.  However, it did not take from the facts that IContinue reading “GOD FOUND HIM”

WELCOMED NEWS

When working with wood in my garage, I often see the post person arriving with the mail.  Naturally, we greet each other and I ask: “Anything special today or just ‘junk mail’.”  They usually respond with a negative or positive expression.  We may or may not comment on the weather, but I realize their scheduleContinue reading “WELCOMED NEWS”

REMARKABLE THINGS WILL HAPPEN

No matter our backgrounds, the moment one meets the Lord Jesus and embraces Him as their Lord and Savior, everything changes.  All of our previous exposures begin to gradually, some immediately, melt into a revamped thinking.  It happens because we read the Scriptures and consider the approaches God used and subsequently the Lord Jesus. FromContinue reading “REMARKABLE THINGS WILL HAPPEN”

DIRT OR DISEASE

The number of you who will remember this will be quite limited.   Our teacher would check to see if you brushed your teeth this morning; she also checked your ears to see if the wash-cloth had made a visit of recent.  Let’s face it; it was a different time in History.  Things were different, toContinue reading “DIRT OR DISEASE”

SOON! VERY SOON!

Every now and again, I take another “gander” at what is taking place, and think to myself, “Can it get any worse?”  Then I conclude: “You know, after Noah started to build the ark, it took him quite an extended time to complete, 100 years.  (That “gopher wood”, probably cypress or cedar) was exceptional. OneContinue reading “SOON! VERY SOON!”

POSSESSING OUR POSSESSIONS

Over the years, the newspaper will on occasion, print a long list of people to which the State of Arizona owes money.  These folk have never been aware of their due, or they think it too much trouble to go through the process of proving who they are and what and why they are toContinue reading “POSSESSING OUR POSSESSIONS”