Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Three Simple Rules”

Billy Sunday was a baseball player in the 1880’s who left professional sports to preach following his conversion.  He became the most popular evangelist in the early 20th century.  When he was converted, a older man put his arm around his shoulder and said, Billy, … Continue reading

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Remembering Hannibal

During a couple of Bible studies today, I was reminded just how perfectly the whole plan of God unfolded.  Over hundreds of years the prophecies given were fulfilled, many of them in minute detail.  As we studied, I remembered yet again just how … Continue reading

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Do You Get Frustrated?

What frustrates you the most re religion?  Is it the rank denominationalism in the world, with its doctrines, laws and statutes of men?  Is it the immoral behavior of so many?  Is it the hypocrisy of those you believe in … Continue reading

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Relax, and Enjoy the Day!

This is of course the Lord’s Day.  To many it is also a special holiday unfortunately accompanied by considerable stress.  Frustrations result from lofty expectations, family tension, feelings of inadequacy, etc. etc.  Sadly, by the time the day passes, too many are just ”glad it’s … Continue reading

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It Is Better

It is more blessed to give than to receive.  – Acts 20:35 How many times will this be quoted over the next several days?  How many times will it be forgotten?  How many times will it be believed? truly felt?  … Continue reading

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The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous…

Peter after quoting from the Psalms in 1 Peter 3, concludes in Verse 12 that “the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that … Continue reading

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The “Golden Rule”

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you… This is of course the classic paraphrase of something Jesus says a couple of times in the Gospel Accounts (see Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31).  When you venture out into the … Continue reading

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A Stark Reminder

With the elections moving into full swing; party nominees emerging from the pack; and the election year looming around the corner – we might well remember this stark reminder from Proverbs 29:2: When the righteous are in authority, the people … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge; Do Judge

Judge not, that you be not judged.  (Matthew 7:1) But judge with righteous judgment. (John 7:24) Jesus says, Don’t judge; but, Do judge.  Does He contradict Himself?  If not, how does He say do both?  The answer lies in the … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Past

In the first century quite a few Gentiles obeyed the Gospel throughout the Roman Empire.  We know from the New Testament writings that many came from what we would call today a very “worldly background.”  We also know from history … Continue reading

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