Self-Love?

Paul writes in 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves… A man is what his heart is set upon, and throughout the last days of grace, his heart shall be set upon himself. Men shall be lovers of their own selves. Men shall love self in greater numbers and to a higher ...

They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine Part 2

Acts 7:51] Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.[52] Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the ...

“They Will Not Endure Sound Doctrine” But Why?

2nd Tim.4:3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;[4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him ...

Something To Think About

One of my favorite scenes from Star Trek involves Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. To one of the Captain’s inquiries Spock replies; “I fail to understand the logic of your asking for my opinion on matters which you have already made up your mind” (or something to that effect). I have found this to be ...

The Hope of His Calling Pt. 2

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the ...

The Unpardonable Sin

Now this moment in which the Lord talks about blasphemy against the Spirit is only found here in Matt. 12, Mark 3, and Luke 11. We’re only going to look at Matthew and Mark. Luke doesn’t say anything different than what we’re going to read in these other two accounts. Mat 12:22 Then was brought ...

“Not Unto You In Word Only, But Also In Power”

1st Thess.1:[4] Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.[5] For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.[6] And ye became followers of us, and of the ...

The Hope of His Calling

            Hope is fickle and vain when it is temporary. Therefore, all that the natural man could categorize under the umbrella of his hope is ostentatious. The natural man glories in the carnal as if it is eternal. Thus, the natural man is ignorantly gaudy. For some they look forward to carnal things by not ...

Fear the Reapers

In some secular fiction, one might come across a Grim Reaper character, which was death personified, usually depicted as black-robed skeleton wielding a sickle. He’s holding a sickle because a reaper is a harvester. He’s come to bring about the victim’s death and harvest that person’s soul, which plays into people’s fear of death. As ...

The Ministry: “For Which Cause We Faint Not”

2nd Cor.4:15] For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.[16] For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.[17] For our light affliction, which is but for a ...

Raised With Christ

(Col 3:1) “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” It is interesting that this verse begins with “if”. If is a word that speaks to conditionality; it is not a word that only deals with a question. Here in Colossians ...

A Brief Meditation on Meditation

Meditation. This operation based upon the use of the inward faculties and systems has different ideas concerning it. The distinctions are based upon who you ask: the philosopher, psychologist, or natural therapist. Meditation has been hijacked by heathenism and hedonism. Although it is recognized to have been practiced for thousands of years everyone has their ...

The 3 Exceedings in Ephesians

In Eph. 1:19, we find the first of three times when Paul wrote “exceeding” in the book of Ephesians. He writes, “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.” Paul chose His resurrection (1:20) as an example of God’s demonstration of His ...

The True Power of I Am

“The Power of I Am” is the title to the most famous sermon of the most infamous preacher in Texas – Joel Osteen. Millions of views. Oprah Winfrey shared his message on her YouTube channel and said his sermon changed the way she sees her life. The gist of his message was this. “If you ...

Quench Not the Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a vital element in our relationship to God, not only as a member of the Godhead but as the performer of Divine operations that shape this relationship. The Holy Spirit is the one that baptizes us into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13) and seals us there (Ephesians 1:13) and ...

Being Doctrinally “Able” To Admonish One Another

Rom 15:14  And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another The doctrine contained in Romans chapter 15 addresses the Saints who are “strong” in the faith, and the Bible teachers who are also “able” to “please ...

Hold Fast!

2Ti 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 2Ti 1:14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. First, Paul says to Hold fast the form of sound words. What ...

“Happy Is The Man That Findeth Wisdom”

Prov.3:13] Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.[14] For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.[15] She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. One of ...

I’m So Tired!

Since suffering from a stroke in March, 2022, I have been on the road to recovery.  I am, however, physically tired.  Each day I get more, and more, back to normal (whatever that may be now).  Many of the things I used to do are no longer done, or are donw with great strain.  There ...

No Words Stand Alone

“No man is an island,” says the song, and much the same can be said of any word in any language. ​One of the arguments set forth against the reliability of the King James Bible deals with the issue of the vernacular of the original languages. It is suggested that, since many of the original ...

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