Category: Faithfulness

“Steadfastly minded” to Do the Will of God – Part 2 of 2

A FAITHFUL RETURN TO JUDAH  Naomi chooses to return to Judah The famine in Judah had ended (Ruth 1:6). The Lord’s blessings had returned to Judah. The Lord had given them bread.  Naomi encourages her daughters-in-law to remain in Moab (Ruth 1:7-9).  As they were on their…

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story (Luke 2:1-20) Luke 2:7 – “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” We can learn some truths to live…

WHY SHOULD WE WANT WISDOM?

Answer: BECAUSE “WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPLE THING” Proverbs 4:5-10 – “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal…

Roman Persecution of the Early Church

ROMAN PERSECUTION BEGINS In A.D. 64, when Rome was set ablaze, many blamed Nero for intentionally setting the city on fire while he was in a fit of rage. Nero soon discovered this provoked the wrath of the Roman citizenry; as a result, he…

“Fundamental” Church Father?

“FUNDAMENTAL” CHURCH FATHER? It would not be truthful to say that all the early church fathers were Fundamentalists like we think of the word today. But what is totally truthful is that all of the Fundamentals of the faith are as ancient as the…

The Apostle Paul

I Corinthians 1:18 – “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” The Apostle Paul’s life falls in line with this verse he wrote to the Corinthians. For…

ORDINARY MEN

Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the…

Proper Study of & Response to God’s Word

We need to do more than just topical studies in the Bible. A topical study is looking up all the relevant passages to a certain topic and studying those. This is not a bad way to study the Bible, but we also need to…

The Importance of Bible Study

Deuteronomy 8:3 “And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that…

Reflections on Goodbyes and the Lords Will and Direction

II Corinthians 13:11 “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” Sometimes the Lord ordains the sun to set on one chapter of your life,…

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