Peace. My peace, for you!

I got a new book recently. Two of them, to be exact. I’m trying to decide how to attack them. Do I study for myself, use for our small group, or men’s bible study? But that’s not the only quandary. Where do I start? The target study is the Lord’s Prayer. No, not the one… Continue reading Peace. My peace, for you!

Blessed…

Before we are blessed here: And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for… Continue reading Blessed…

Selfless, not self-centered

Studying in the book of Philippians we see the antithesis of a supremacy philosophy, unless it is specifically the supremacy of Christ. Paul said this in his letter “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests,… Continue reading Selfless, not self-centered

Finished, forgotten and forgiven

Tomorrow’s Sunday school lesson – “…I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Hebrews 10:16-18

Learning from a sunflower

Another quote from George Whitefield: “I think it is said of a sunflower, though I question whether it will always hold true, that it turns to the sun; I am sure it is true of the Redeemer’s flowers that grow in His garden, they not only look to the sun, but they find fresh life,… Continue reading Learning from a sunflower

Morning by morning

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. These words come from Jeremiah, in his book of Lamentations.  They have been used as the basis for at least one great hymn and a couple of contemporary worship choruses.  They… Continue reading Morning by morning

More peace – abundant peace

Remember Isaiah quoted God as saying “There is no peace for the wicked” and Paul said that “He (Jesus) himself is our peace”. The Psalmist follows these same lines in Psalm 37, and even manages to provide a concept Jesus will use in one of His sermons recorded in Matthew.  In Psalm 37:10-11 we read… Continue reading More peace – abundant peace