Month: July 2017

Foolishness v. Wisdom

What is the ultimate in foolishness? Psalms 53:1 “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.” What is the ultimate in wisdom? Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In… Read more »

When was communion first introduced in scripture? Genesis 14:18-20 “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies… Read more »

Suffering

Do you really think you will go through life without physical pain and suffering? What does scripture claim: Romans 8:17-18 “… provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is… Read more »

Where Were They?

Where was Jesus at creation? John 1:3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Where was the Holy Spirit at creation? Genesis 1:2 “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was… Read more »

Fairness?

Scripture assures us man cannot know God’s ways: Ecclesiastes 8:14 “… there are righteous people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked, and there are wicked people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. …” Death will come to the just and the unjust in ways we… Read more »

How Should We Live?

How should we live? Colossians 1:10 “so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” But why? 1 Peter 3:15 “… always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason… Read more »

Amigo Intimo

Yesterday afternoon we lost our cousin and very close friend Dr Jerry Peppy. We had several things in common: we were both dentists, we both inherited an aggressive form of Prostate Cancer, and we both were blessed with two of the most wonderful women God ever created, my Marilyn and his Donna. We even shared… Read more »

Feed My Sheep

So often the teachings and miracles of Jesus have more than one meaning. Below we see the miracle of the five loafs and two fish. But is there a deeper meaning? Mark 6:37-38 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred… Read more »

Forgiveness

What is necessary for forgiveness? Psalms 32:5 “I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.” What is necessary for forgiveness? Confession and repentance. Lord take me when I am used up, but… Read more »

Heal our Nation

What Can Heal Our Nation? There is so much negativity and vitriol in our nation. It is much worse than I can ever remember. What could possibly bring us back together? Philippians 2:14-15 “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst… Read more »