FOR OUR FRIENDS

FOR OUR FRIENDS                                   John 15:5–17 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12 In Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights, a cantankerous man who often quotes the Bible to criticize others is memorably described as “the wearisomest self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake [apply] the promises to himself […]

GRACE OUTSIDE THE BOX

GRACE OUTSIDE THE BOX                       2 Samuel 9:1–7 Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons. 2 Samuel 9:11 Tom worked for a law firm that advised Bob’s company. They became friends—until Tom embezzled thousands of dollars from the company. Bob was hurt and angry when he found out, but he received […]

DON’T SETTLE—SUBMIT

DON’TSETTLE—SUBMIT                                          James 4:5-10 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NIV) Let us discuss some aspects of the uniqueness of the woman. By nature a woman is a receiver.  She     is not physically designed to be a giver. Her sexual and emotional fulfillment becomes somewhat […]

WHO DOES FATHER SAY YOU ARE?

WHO DOES FATHER SAY  YOU ARE?                Genesis 35:16-18 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor…. (v16) Jacob, now Israel, becomes a picture of an incapacitated leader  who,  through  his  struggles,  has come to a point of resting in […]

FAITH OPEN TO ANYONE

FAITH  OPEN TO ANYONE                                       Hebrews 11:8-11 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; Hebrews 12:2 God wants you to believe Him. Make a decision and stand on it. Rahab decided to take a stand on the side of God’s people. She hid the spies. She made the decision based on her faith. […]