Steve’s Stuff (Page 2)

I am Positive

Joe says to Fred, “your cat is crossed eyed.” Fred looks at his cat eyes and comments, “Are you sure the cat eyes are crossed?” Joe, “I am positive,” “ but everybody says   only a fool is positive,” replies Fred.  “Are you sure,” says Joe. “I am positive,” says Fred. It is hard to be certain in this world. I would guess it has always been that way. Certainty  is hard to come by,  partly due  to the changes we have seen…

Hard Heart

Did you know for a large segment of the society we live in, it is easier to believe In creatures from outer space than the God of creation. To some degree, this may be the results of the entertainment and or media       industry and the movies and the like they have produced. Not that they are at fault, certainly we should be able to distinguish between fact and fiction. But it may be a product of a “Hard Heart”. You…

What is love?

Google What is love and we will find 627 million possible websites to choose from. It would seem we are awash in something everybody has a different opinion about. I guess the old saying is correct, “ what does opinions and noses have in      common?” answer “everybody has one”. So what is love? I know what the world thinks love is. I have seen the mess many have made of their lives looking for love in all the wrong places.…

Ralphie Faith

“You’ll shoot your eye out.” Remember, the movie The Christmas Story. No, not the original, the one with “Ralphie” and the gang. Ralphie, wanted a “Red Ryder” BB gun for his Christmas present. He wanted it so bad that it became the “substance” and “evidence” of his dreams. He dreamed of being able to right wrongs and save the west through the power of his “Red Ryder” BB gun. This is the picture of Faith. Everyone on this earth has…

Hope the Silver

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Let me suggest something for your consideration. While certainly, the greatest of these three is love they are all equally needful. Let me focus today on the silver of the three, HOPE. Have you ever seen a person without any hope. Often you see them both at home and abroad. It is so apparent in the faces and lives of people who…

A Caring Church

Watchman— Someone given the responsibility to guard or to warn   others. God had assigned Ezekiel as the watchman to Israel. It was his     responsibility to warn Israel of the      danger to come. Many of the prophets of God were watchman. They foretold the outcome of the actions of the people. In the world today the first and by far the most important responsibility of every Christian is to warn the world of the and time. Day after day goes by…

Unlikely Union

A mother becomes concerned about her son. It seems every Friday night he stays home to flip through the channels on the Television. When she asks the reason why he just shrugs and continues to flip. “Well don’t you know anyone you can go out with.” “Sure” he says. “Then why don’t you go.” “Guess because have never asked them.” In the more than 40 years my wife and I have been Christians I have seen countless programs and heard…

Do We Take Our Clothes For Granted? – Eugene Adkins

  “Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them carts, according to the command of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey. He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.” (Genesis 45:21-22) In case you’re not familiar with the idea, a sign of wealth throughout the Bible (including the New Testament) was the ability of an…

I Don’t Need Anymore Bible Study in My Life!

Have you seen those “snap chat”  interviews on TV where a man with a mike and a camera man asks people on the street questions?   The following results were taken from an article by H. Eaton. Less than 1/2 of all adults can name 4 Gospels. Many professing Christian cannot identify more than 2 or 3 of the disciples. 60% of Americans unable to name more than 5 of the 10 Commandments. 82% of Americans believe “God helps those…

How Important is God’s Word to a Christian?

Surely, Christians everywhere would agree this is a very important question. Most Christians own multiple copies of His Holy Word. Most read it or have read it often. It is our guide and road map to navigate through this life on our way to heaven.   Certainly, Christians in all time can think of many uses for the word of God. Most cannot and do not want to imagine being with out it their lives daily. The comfort it imparts…