THE FIGHT OF FAITH

THE FIGHT OF FAITH                                          1 Timothy 6:11-16 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (v12) Once believers understand their authority in Christ and begin to appropriate the finished work of the cross they will understand. Believers […]

PAUL AND SILAS PRAYED

PAUL AND SILAS PRAYED                                 Acts 16:25-34 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.” (v25) If you want to know if a spiritual practice is scriptural, look in the Word and see if  you find Jesus or His disciples doing it. For example, what did […]

THE GIFT AND THE GIVER

THE GIFT AND THE GIVER                                           Luke 1:67-79 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, (v78) It’s only a keychain. Five little blocks held together by a shoelace. My daughter gave it to me years ago when she was seven. Today the lace is frayed and the […]

COMING BACK FROM FAILURE

COMING BACK FROM FAILURE                                 Acts 2;14-24 “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:” (v14) When discussing shattered hopes and plans we talk about something happening […]

LEARNING TO COUNT

LEARNING TO COUNT                                       Psalm 139:14-18 How precious to me are your thoughts, God … If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.  (vv17-18) My son is learning to count from one to ten. He counts everything from toys to trees. He counts […]

TOUGHENING UNDER ADVERSITY

TOUGHENING UNDER ADVERSITY                            Psalm 28:1-9 “The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.” (v8) A visitor to the Netherlands tells how his guide pointed out a historic site. This is where once the sea broke through, ‘the guide said, ‘and caused untold damage, also bringing about the death […]

TURNING WEAKNESS TO STRENGTH

TURNING WEAKNESS TO STRENGTH                        Hebrews 11:30 “Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” (v34) The writer to the Hebrews in today’s reading, gives us a long list of people whose negative experiences God […]