In the past few weeks we have rekindled our regular weekly Bible study with another couple (friends are always welcome to join us) and have moved from James into 1 Peter. This week we are embarking on the first twelve verses of chapter 2. Thinking there is so much here to digest, rather than do … Continue reading 1 Peter 2: Condemning or Edifying?
I am not sure why this is, but the last two memorable messages I have heard on the subject of worry (something I must work on a lot) have come from none other than Rick Warren. Once again, last night, I discovered a really good message reminding me of the futility of worry. This message … Continue reading Worry
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV) I want to write a brief post to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. The Bible teaches us to be thankful in all things. The older I get in my walk … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Discipleship comes with a price. A big price. however, the cost is far, far less than the cost of not pursuing a life with Christ. At a midweek Bible study recently, our Pastor preached on Matthew chapter 10. He stated it would be a good idea to read Matthew 10 once a week! After thinking … Continue reading True Discipleship
A Bible study at Church not too long ago was focused a lot on the subject of hypocrites. Some of the central Scriptures cited were taken from Matthew 23. For the purposes of this post, I would like to focus on them as we reflect on the hypocrisy we see not just in the world … Continue reading Hypocrite!
Just a brief note to praise the new Amplified Study Bible. I have used the Amplified Bible itself for some time now and find it to be a valuable tool in studying God’s Word. The references, explanations, and footnotes of the original version are quite a valuable asset to have along with the amplifications that … Continue reading Amplified Study Bible
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Psalm 37:1-3