Posts from October 2020

Lessons on Leadership

With some much attention focused on the administration in Washington, I think it would be a good time to draw a few lessons on leadership from the Word. In I Chronicles 14:12 we read about David’s military leaders waging a successful battle against the Philistines and taking some of the spoils including foreign idols. David forced them to destroy these objects because they violated God’s commands. They abandoned their gods there; so David gave the order and they were burned…

My Election Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, I praise you and thank you for the blessing of living in a nation that is so prosperous and at relative peace with its neighbors and itself. It is a testimony to your greatness that such a large population can live so freely and comfortably in your care and though there are problems and inequalities that remain, they are easily traced to our failures and not your lack of kindness to us. I pray, Lord, that as…

Peak of the Week: Attentive to Anxiety, Part 4 of 4

Let’s take the proactive look and learn how to stay “attentive to anxiety.” We will learn how to do this from two of the more complete teachings in the Bible (one from Jesus, the other from the Apostle Paul) on handling the worries and anxieties that come from life. Matthew 6:19-34 Many worries start with A__________________________. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth… But store up treasures in heaven…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be…

A Time for Everything

In this lesson, we talk about Ecclesiastes 3:1 where Solomon describes there is a time for everything. When we realize there is a time for everything it will add so much to our lives. There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven— 2 A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. 3 A time to kill and a time…

Hebrews: The Glorious Jesus – Greater than the Jewish Religion, Part 1

In this lesson, the author will review Jesus’ work as High Priest, not only His credentials to server in this role. In the previous chapter we finished the section in the letter to the Hebrews that explained Jesus’ superiority as high priest over Aaron. Aaron and descendants as high priests – appointed by the Law, temporary and serviced by sinful men. Jesus as high priest – appointed by God, eternal in nature (Melchizedek type), serviced by a perfectly righteous divine…

Peak of the Week: Answers for Anxiety, Part 3 of 4

I must avoid anxiety like the plague that it is! In dealing with the Evil One, the Bible says we are to “resist” Satan and “he will flee from us.” That’s the attitude we need for anxiety as well – one of resistance and avoidance! Here are some steps to take. STEP ONE: ACKNOWLEDGE ANXIETY’S A______________________________ EFFECTS. From the writings of Charles Stanley, a well-known Preacher, comes these 7 harmful effects: Anxiety B_________________________ the mind. Anxiety slows your C__________________________________________________. Anxiety…

Hebrews: The Glorious Jesus – Greater than Aaron, Part 3

In this final section on Melchizedek, the writer explains the relationship between Aaron, Melchizedek and Jesus. In the last three chapters of the book of Hebrews the author has demonstrated how Jesus, as High Priest, was superior to the Aaronic line of high priests in Judaism. The idea was that formerly, under the Mosaic system, the hope of the Jewish people was based on the fact that their priests could go before God and intervene on their behalf (give thanks,…

Peak of the Week: Avenues of Anxiety, Part 2 of 4

Where does my anxiety come from? Where did something this frightening get its start? How has it had such control over my mind? If I could just get some understanding as to its causes, maybe I could start to get a handle on how it is affecting me mentally, physically & spiritually. Important Distinction: Anxiety is not a A_______________________, but a B_______________________________! There’s something deeper inside you that is causing the anxiety, the restless nights, the confused mind, the shakiness…

4 rules for a Happy Life

I believe that the most sincere thing we can desire for someone else is their happiness. We believe, and rightly so, that whether rich or poor, healthy or sick – happiness is the most important commodity that we possess. I’d like to share with you four basic rules that will contribute to your lifetime happiness if you put them into practice on a regular basis. 1. Live the “Spiritual” Life Keep your priorities in order understanding that living according to…

Hebrews: The Glorious Jesus – Greater than Aaron, Part 2

In this lesson, Mike examines the passages that demonstrate that Christianity’s priesthood is superior to the Aaronic priesthood. The author of the book of Hebrews is comparing Jesus to various aspects of the Jewish religion in order to encourage his readers not to abandon their new faith in Christ for their old faith of Judaism. The notion that the Jewish religion is superior because it boasts of the ancient priesthood of Aaron is dealt with by showing that, in Christ,…
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