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“Where Two or Three Are Gathered Together…”
I love to travel. I love to view God’s creation. The Canadian Rockies, the autumn leaves of New England, the Great Smoky Mountains, Monument Valley, Big Bend, the Amazon Rainforest – it is all so amazing. “When we behold the … Continue reading
Posted in Chruch, Fellowship, Priorities, Textual study Tagged 1 Peter 2:17, a. w. dicus, Acts 20:6-7, Acts 21:3-5, amazon rainforest, assembling with the saints, autumn leaves, big bend, canadian rockies, church attendance, church discipline, facebook, george strait, hebrews 10:24, here two or three are gathered together, king charles iii, love the brotherhood, Matthew 18:15-20, Matthew 18:20, Matthew 6:33, michael jordan, monument valley, new england, nolan ryan, Paul takes time to meet with church, priorities, song Lord I believe, stats, the great smoky mountains, tiger woods, travel, travel and attendance, tv, walmart 1 Comment
The Weeping Prophet
“Oh, that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughters of my people!” (Jeremiah 9:1). Jeremiah has been dubbed “the weeping prophet.” Here he … Continue reading
Posted in Dedication, Preachers, Preaching, Priorities, prophets, Textual study, worship Tagged chicken little, church house religion, concern for soul, den of theives, devotion, evangelism, fearmonger, jeremiah, jeremiah 13:15-17, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 6:15, Jeremiah 6:17, Jeremiah 7:14, Jeremiah 7:3-4, Jeremiah 7:8-11, jeremiah 9:1, Jeremiah 9:11, listen to false prophets, negative preaching, no longer ashamed of sin, no longer blush, oblivious to true condition, peace peace when there is no peace, priorities, refuse to listen, school and sports, seeing true condition, steps to destruction, the temple of the Lord the temple of the Lord are these, the weeping prophet, trust in church building, trust in temple, trust in worship, we will not listen Leave a comment
The Testing of One’s Faith
Make no mistake about it. One’s faith will be tested, and tested again, in this life. James writes of “the testing of your faith” (James 1:3). These tests are common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13). We should not be surprised … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, christian growth, Endurance, evangelism, Faith, God, God`s word, life, Man, Prayer, Priorities, Soul Winning, Suffering, Temptation, Textual study, Time, Tongue Tagged 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 john 2:15-17, 1 John 4:7-8, 1 Peter 4:12, 7 tests, 7 tests of faith, attitude, barometer, blaming others, blessed is the man who endures, book of James, brevity of life, care for weak, careful with tongue, count it joy, covering sin, crown of life, cursing men, day of slaughter, desires, difficulties in life, discouragement, do God's word, do not disrespect poor, do not hold faith with partiality, dont blame God, Endurance, endure, external trials, fair in business, fraud, friendship with world, God, God's word, godisnowhere, h.r. palmer, hear and do the word, hear God's word, Hebrews 12:14, Hebrews 4:15, heirs of the kingdom, holiness, honest, internal trials, james 1:1-2, james 1:12, james 1:13-14, james 1:13-18, james 1:19, james 1:19-22, james 1:2-11, james 1:2-3, james 1:26, james 1:26-27, James 1:27, james 1:3, james 1:4-8, james 2:1-ff, james 3:1-12, james 3:9-10, james 4:11-12, james 4:13-17, james 4:2-3, james 4:4, james 5:12, james 5:13, james 5:14-15, James 5:16, james 5:17, james 5:19-20, james 5:4-5, james 5:9, life is a vapor, life is difficult, Lord of sabaoth, love God, love one another, luke 12:20, lusts, m.a. kidder, matthew 4:4, Matthew 7:12, others, partiality, patience when tested, Philippians 2:4, poem The Tongue, prayer in James, priorities, pure religion, receive with meekness the implanted word, rich in fath, romans 5:3-4, saving a soul from death, saving souls from death, seek to convert sinners, seek to save others, self deception, song angry words, song did you think to pray, song ere you left your room this morning, song yield not to temptation, spiritual barometer, spiritual growth, swift to hear slow to speak slow to wrath, temptation, temptations common to man, test, testing faith, the implanted word, the poor, the rich fool, the uncertainty of life and tomorrow, the use of the tongue in James, time, tongue, treatment of others in James, trials of life, wages of laborers, what is your life?, world, wrath 1 Comment
Determining God’s Will
How does one determine God’s will for one’s life? Many are looking for subtle signs. Consider: (1) I once heard of someone who was trying to decide which church to attend. One day, while driving through town, the person noticed … Continue reading
Posted in God's Providence, Priorities, truth Tagged 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-22, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, close doors, determining God's will, discerning God's will, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Ezra 7:10, God's Providence, hobby, James 1:22, local church, Matthew 7:24-27, Micah 6:8, nature, open doors, priorities, rainbow, signs, signs from above, subtle signs, unwarranted conclusions, wishful thinking Leave a comment
Thoughts From The Prophets: What Does The Lord Desire?
“I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:8). Didn’t God require animal sacrifices and burnt offerings? He certainly did (e.g. Leviticus 1–7, 16, 23). However, some began to treat the sacrifices as … Continue reading
Posted in Mercy, Priorities, prophets, Textual study, worship Tagged dispassionate worship, homer hailey, Hosea 6:8, i desire mercy, isaiah 29:13, knowledge of God more than burnt offerings, matthew 15:7-8, mercy not sacrifice, priorities, rote worship, thoughts from the Prophets:, what does the lord desire Leave a comment
The Seven “I Am’s”: The Bread of Life
Man cannot physically live very long without food and water. Four to six weeks without food is about the physical limits for most. Three to five days without water under even ideal circumstances is about the maximum for most. There … Continue reading