Month: March 2017

Family

The first four commandments are addressed to how mankind is to worship and respect God; the next six are concerning how mankind is to treat others. The Lord starts the last 6 with family: Commandment 5: Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the… Read more »

Ultimate Arrogance

Do not be so arrogant as to assume you know the unborn are not truly the most innocent of humanity. Ecclesiastes 11:5 “As you do not know the way the Spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.”… Read more »

Honesty

Honesty is addressed in the Old Testament (Ten Commandments) but is it stressed in the New Testament? James 5:12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall… Read more »

What is full commitment to the Lord? Psalm 16:1-2; “Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you. Note the humility: “apart from you I have no good”. Lord take me when I am used up, but use… Read more »

Why did Jesus heal the sick?

When Jesus walked the earth He went from town to town healing every kind of disease known to mankind. The healing miracles were used to attract the multitudes so that He could preach the gospel. Luke 4:40 “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought… Read more »

Some sins worse than others?

Jesus teaches gradation of both sin and rewards. Here He teaches that it is a grave sin to temp others: Luke 17:1 “And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!” And here He promises gradation in rewards: Luke 6:22-23 “Blessed are… Read more »

How to be a good leader.

A leader is only as good as those from whom he takes advice. Proverbs 25:4-5 “Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.” Lord take me when I am used… Read more »

Strive to do Better

If there is something that haunts me at this stage of my life it is that I could have been better: I could have been a better husband, father, and dentist.  I should have been more honest, shown more integrity, and been kinder. Oh that I could honestly claim these words of Job: Job 27:3-4… Read more »

Troubled times? To whom do we turn?

When all seems lost. When it’s Good Friday everyday of your week. To whom do you turn? “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your… Read more »

Transformation

Water is s sign of the Holy Spirit: The woman at the well wanted Jesus to provide physical water. Jesus came so that we may have an indwelling of God the Holy Spirit, “living water”. John 4:10 “Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to… Read more »