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God is Working’s—Ephesians 3:20-21

Have you ever wondered what does God do? Oh I don’t mean what people blame Him for, “act of God”.  No I mean after creation and all He accomplished in   making everything what does He do now.  We can see God working throughout the Old Testament, Adam & Eve, Abraham, Joseph, Isaac, the prophets, priests and Kings. Even in the Gospels Jesus teaching the disciples and giving lessons, parables and working miracles. The working of the Apostles and many miracles…

Freedom Through God’s Law—2 Peter 2:18-19

Today we are celebrating the freedom we have in this country. While the adoptions of the Declaration of Independence may not have been the first act in support of freedom in this country it is, by far that which we recognize as the basis of our freedom. Today we are reading the Declaration of  Independence. Our forefathers saw that law was the base of any country. Without law a country cannot and will not last. Centuries ago God knew this…

Being Happy in a Crooked World Psalm 1:1-3

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. Being happy is a major source of activity for most people in the world. As we can see it was such an important concern to our founding fathers it occupied a prominent place in our Declaration of independence.   A recent online poll of more than 2,000 adults shows only about 33% of Americans said they were very happy. This suggests more than…

Hey, Do You Know Jehovah God? Genesis 1:15

God has always wanted to walk among His people Leviticus 26:12. He spent time in the garden walking with Adam and Eve before they sinned. We can see He had a close relationship with Abraham James 2:3 the friend of God. In fact, throughout the Old and New Testament God sought a special relationship with all the people. Today is no different. God want that relationship with His greatest of all creations described in Genesis 3:7. He seeks to draw…

Back to the Basics #2

Last week in an effort to help elevate Christians out of any slump we may find ourselves in we noted first we would need to “ENERGIZE OUR FAITH”.   This week, from Romans 15:13 we take a look at a couple more factors which will help us climb out of the slumps. “to cherish a desire with anticipation”. So many people, from all walks of life cling to this one factor.   We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose…

Back to Basics #1, Climbing out of the Slumps Romans 15:13

“Slump! I ain’t in no slump. I just ain’t Hitting.” Yogi Berra. That five letter word “slump,” is used and hated in baseball, and I suppose most every other sport as well. One would probably have to say that word is not a well-received one in any part of life.   No one likes to talk, think, or admit to being in a slump. In fact, the very idea can and often has forced a slump in someone’s life. Slump,…

One Worthy of Honor 4172016

honor :respect that is given to someone who is admired :good reputation: good quality or character as judged by other people :high moral standards of behavior Merriam-Webster Dictionary The definition of honor is the simple one provided by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. There is a complete one also listed which has as many as 10 other uses of the word honor. This one will suffices as we wish to present along the lines of honor among people. What causes certain people…

Is the Church the Moral Minority? Matthew 23:34-40

“On these two Commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”  The commandments referred to are the Ten commandments. The first four are commands concerning our relationship with God. The last 6 our relationship with our  fellow man. God has giving commands upon which a nation that will last is built. Indeed, the answer our Lord gave to the testing scribe was much more than a summation of the Ten commandments, the     answer was the very essence of relationships. Certainly,…

One Lord, One Day, One Hour

“Three Dog Night” had a hit with the song “One” aka “One is the Loneliest Number”.  In 1969 most everybody thought that song was about breaking up. I heard some time ago a rumor it had to do with Marijuana.  Yet to me and millions of others it will always be the breaking up song. My point concerns the number “one”. Many think of this number as having an exclusiveness embedded in it. This seems to make it superior in…

Getting Out of the Boat

Our story is best known for the time Peter, at the biding of Jesus walked on the water. Truly, this was a remarkable thing for Peter to accomplish. Yet we do not remember this story for what Peter did as much as for what he failed to do. Remember the story of how Peter asked Jesus to command him to walk on the water. He got out of the boat and began to walk when he looked at the storm…