Tag: power

A New Tank?

Sometimes I don’t know exactly what I’m going to write about until I actually sit at my desk, in front of my computer.  In this case I’m at my seldom used desk at our actual church building. This is a rare event, indeed!  With the advent of the automobile, and electronic communications the church office ...

Where Two Or Three Are Gathered…

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20) One of the most abused Scriptures, out of many, is Matthew 18:20.  This verse is used so often as a verse that proves that the Holy Spirit is present “when two or three are ...

Telephone Line

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. – Proverbs 18:13 I have always been a proponent of apologetics – the defense of the faith.  It is, after all, an important issue.  Knowing your Christian worldview, and the difference between Biblical Christianity, and other “isms” which run ...

Marriage: On the Rock, or On the Rocks?

Marriage between men and women (there is no other way) is an institution which has for it’s establishment God, Himself.  He created Eve as a helpmeet for Adam, so that he would not be alone. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an ...

Writer’s Block

I think it would be hard to believe that someone who holds before him “the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8),” that have been revealed, would have a tough time thinking of something to write. Yet, it does happen on occasion. And, it’s not a bad thing, at all! I encourage young preachers not to ...

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

People Are People

One of the realities that is often so hard for people to fathom is that each and every person in the world is, in fact, an individual.  Individual habits,  individual appearances,  individual diets, even individual preferences of clothing and automobiles.  There are no two people alike – even identical twins!  There is no single cure-all ...

LOVE AND DOCTRINE

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not ...

An Endless Supply of Grace

Grace is an incredible thing. It is freely given by the Lord, and should be freely received, and utilized, by the Believer. It is the source of our strength; the very energy of our lives. I know that right now you are thinking of a wonderful old hymn. The “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” is something ...

When It Becomes What You Do

Former post from previous blog…Brief Thoughts………. I have been mulling over the scriptures: mostly Romans 8:26-27 and the intercessory ministry of the Spirit to provide the things we “ought” to know.  In so doing and learning the Spirit provides us knowledge through the word of God, I have compared much 1 Corinthians 2 with Romans ...

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

“Now to Him that is of power…to God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”{Rom 16:25-27} To conclude this extraordinary treatise the apostle Paul hearkens, one last time, to where the power and wisdom of the son and daughter of God comes from. The power and wisdom of the son and daughter ...

Leading the Quiet and Peaceable Life Pt. 2

False expectations can be devastating in our personal lives, toward our spouses, in parenting, and in other relationships. Humans are sinners by nature not able to please God, being under sin with a bent to rely upon self. Expecting those in authoritative government positions to make godly decisions is the difference between light and darkness, ...

The Word of God

The Word of God & All Things The Word of God is the sole means the Holy Spirit uses and relies upon to sanctify those in Christ (1 Cor. 2:10-16).  This ought not surprise us.  Words are spirit and they impact our spirit (John 6:63).  Therefore, it makes logical sense that the Holy Spirit’s modus ...