Monthly Archives: November 2011

“What good thing shall I do?”

The story of the Rich Young Ruler appears in Matthew, Mark and Luke’s accounts of the Gospel.  In Matthew 19, he records the young man asking Jesus, What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? (:16)  … Continue reading

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A Very Old Love Song

Love is as strong as death; Jealousy as cruel as the grave…  These are powerful words from the “Song of Songs” (8:6) written by Solomon some 3000 years ago.  Meditating on these lyrics, one reflects upon the many relationships they have … Continue reading

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The Saddest Words

Once I walked up to a fellow classmate – a girl whom I had known in the past – to say hello.  It was the beginning of the school year and I had shared a class or two with her … Continue reading

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“A Lot to Be Thankful for…”

These words will no doubt be uttered by millions of Americans over the next 24 hours or so… Truly, we live in a blessed land.  While a least a fifth of the world’s population goes hungry, even starving, we have such plenty we … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer

Christians believe in prayer.  They believe in the “power of prayer.”  The Bible teaches us not to worry but to bring all of our concerns to the Lord (Philippians 4:6).  Furthermore, we are taught that His eyes are watchful over us … Continue reading

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“All’s fair…”

All’s fair in love and war… It’s just business… These are very familiar sayings.  Think about the cut-throat, dog-eat-dog attitudes they convey.  Now consider the Lord’s philosophy: As you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise… … Continue reading

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The Desire of Nations

One of my favorite descriptive prophecies re Jesus is found in Haggai 2:7 – And I will shake all nations, and the Desire of All Nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of … Continue reading

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“But what we know for sure…”

Watched an episode of “Walking With Dinosaurs” (Green Channel) the other night.  Its narrator admitted at the end of the program filled with conjecture, There are many things that we don’t know, but what we know for sure is that … Continue reading

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Not of works, but…

For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has appointed before that we should walk in them.  (Ephesians 2:10) Boast are often made that “we are not saved by works” (Ephesians 2:9).  Often forgotten, however, is … Continue reading

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“Believing What You Know Ain’t So”

There are those who scoff at the school boy, calling him frivolous and shallow. Yet it was the schoolboy who said, “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.”    – Mark Twain (Following the Equator, 1897) This is rather familiar quote attributed … Continue reading

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