Tag Archives: David

What Constitutes A God-Approved Marriage (Part 2)

In this writing, let us consider a couple of things which do not, in and of themselves, constitute a God-approved marriage.  Let us notice… (1) Sexual union does not constitute marriage.  (a) The sexual union of Dinah and Shechem did … Continue reading

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Is Man Born In Sin? (Part 1)

Calvinism is a doctrine which has influenced many denominations.  It is summed up in five points, known as the TULIP.  T = Total Hereditary Depravity.  U = Unconditional Election.  L = Limited Atonement.  I = Irresistible Grace.  P = Perseverance of … Continue reading

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Matthew 12:1-8 – Situation Ethics?

“At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath.  And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the heads of grain and to eat.  And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, ‘Look, Your … Continue reading

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Rejoicing

Emotions have a place in the lives of the godly.  Let’s consider some things which should bring us joy. 1.  David worshipped with joy. He wrote, “I will praise You, O LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of … Continue reading

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No Weeping

While there are occasions when godly men and women wept in the Bible, there are also some occasions when they did not.  Let’s notice…  1.   Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, were not to mourn the deaths of Nadab … Continue reading

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“Remember not the Sins of My Youth” Psalm 25:7a

We would do well to each acknowledge the sins of our youth before God.  The passage of time, and our aging and maturing alone does not remedy our sinful past. Matthew Henry comments, “Here is an implicit confession of sin; … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Grace Not Debt

“Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” (Romans 4:4-5). The term … Continue reading

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Ordinary Folks

I’ve heard people say things like, “I’m just an ordinary person. What can I do?” They reason that since they lack formal or specialized training and eloquence of speech they are useless in the service of God… The truth is, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer

The context: Death was near.  Jesus knew it.  He, with concern for His disciples, prayed. Let us observe for whom and what He prayed. 1.  Himself (John 17:1-5) “Father, the hour has come” (John 17:1a).  The reference is to the … Continue reading

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Prophecy: David’s House, God’s House

David now had peace. The long civil war with Ishbosheth had ended. All of Israel now recognized David as king over Israel. Jerusalem had been taken from the Jebusites, and the capital was relocated from Hebron to Jerusalem. Philistine aggression … Continue reading

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