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God made man body and soul. We were made to be spiritual creatures. God breathed life into man (Genesis 2), not just air into his lungs, but life into his soul. He made man to glorify him in body and … more
Recently, an ad popped up on my computer with scenes of calamity and terrible disasters. There were scenes of flooding, storms, and plagues; warnings of insect populations being depleted, famine, and … more
We are in the midst of a crisis in our country, and practically all over the world. Ambitious men have always sought to take advantage of a crisis, and our self-preservation instinct is easily preyed … more
In Revelation chapter 7, we read of the saints of the Lord emerging from tribulation on earth clothed in white robes, exalting their King with palm branches. The Lord had distinguished them from the … more
John 20:1-31 Last week we looked at some of the great truths in the first part of this passage. This week we will look at more applications of the person and work of our Lord Jesus with … more
"Our Help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 124:8. No matter how uncertain things may seem, God is always faithful. He does not always supply our wants, but He is … more
No one rallies more in time of need than Southerners, and the kind of fortitude and compassion Mississippians exhibited in the aftermath of Katrina will be needed — perhaps even more so — … more
We are going to look at some passages in Job for the next several weeks. We may have a sense of reluctance to dive into Job when we turn to it in the Bible. God's purposes in it can seem complex, and … more
In our study of Proverbs we have observed that it is a wisdom book. The main themes are the fear of the Lord leads to wisdom, and the lack of wisdom leaves one in folly or the path of foolishness. … more
Proverbs 1:7 reads, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; fools despise wisdom and instruction." We have looked at the subject of the fear of the Lord. This week we will examine the theme … more
Proverbs 1:7 gives us the foundation of the rest of the book: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; fools despise wisdom and knowledge.” The fear of the Lord is a major theme … more
We know the heart is the life giving and life sustaining organ in our body. So we use the word “heart” metaphorically for the essence of something; the “heart” of the matter. In this verse we … more
Proverbs is a wisdom book, mostly by King Solomon. The theme of the book is imparting wisdom in the life of the believer. The first nine chapters of the book are short essays of instruction, … more
On New Year's Day, I took the time to watch a little news. The program I watched paraded out several experts in different fields with advice and motivation for the New Year. There was a well- known … more
In this passage we are given more teaching with respect to Jesus when he was an infant. We are not as familiar with this passage as we are the birth narrative of the Lord, but it is very helpful for … more
For New Year's Day, I thought I would share with your some meditations written by Richard Sibbes around the year 1600. Sibbes believed Christians should spend time thinking deeply on spiritual truths … more
This passage about the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ is wonderfully full of rich truths for the Christian. It begins with the story of two kings; one is the emperor of Rome, the most powerful ruler … more
In this passage we look at the connection between faith and thanksgiving. Ten lepers see Jesus and call out to him for mercy. Leprosy was a terrible condition to have. Not only was it physically … more
This week we look at the subject of faith, and in this story a Canaanite woman is used as an example of faith for us. The Lord Jesus at the end of the story commends her for having "great faith," … more
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