CATCH THE FOXES

Some years ago I encouraged our congregation to memorize Song of Solomon 2:15… “Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.”  I had picked up the idea in some of my studies. Selfishness                    … Spoils love Discontent                    … Spoils joy Anxious thoughts        … SpoilsContinue reading “CATCH THE FOXES”

ABRAHAM’S SERVANT

A reading of Genesis 24 gives us the details of this unique event. The majority of people that we speak with fall short when it comes to understanding what it was to be a “servant”!   They envision someone who works for another and being paid a decent salary, the equivalent of hiring a maid orContinue reading “ABRAHAM’S SERVANT”

LOVE EPITOMIZED

Naturally when we think of this title, we reflect back on 1 Corinthians 13 and try to apply some of these principles to practical circumstances.  We might also reflect on Proverbs 31 and the wife performing her entrustment as “unto the Lord Himself”.  Love causes us to function in a manner that is contrasted withContinue reading “LOVE EPITOMIZED”

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”

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”

LIFE’S GOAL

Giving credit where credit is due, I quote concerning “the famous words of Richard of Chichester’s prayer – to enable men and women ‘to know Jesus Christ more clearly, to love Him more dearly, to follow Him more nearly’.” In reading William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible Series on Romans, the above quotation caught my attentionContinue reading “LIFE’S GOAL”

I LOVE YOU, STILL!

One should never tire of hearing the words of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” From the fall of Adam and Eve, recorded in Genesis 3, there is prophecy after prophecy that unfolds theContinue reading “I LOVE YOU, STILL!”

THE CHURCH IN TYPE

… Be filled with the Spirit … Speak to one another in psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, making melody to the Lord. … Giving thanks for ALL THINGS in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to God the father … Subject to one another in the fear of Christ … Wives be subject to yourContinue reading “THE CHURCH IN TYPE”