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Mar-Apr. 2015

APRIL 25, 2015—ABUNDANCE OF THINGS—Luke 12: 15

Jesus said, “Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness; the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more; for a man’s life does not consist and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs” (amplified translation). It is interesting that many who call themselves Christian, academically and wholeheartedly agree with this warning that Jesus gave but at the same time continue to strive for abundance as if […]

APRIL 16, 2015—THE LORD MADE IT TO PROSPER—Genesis 39: 23

The story of Joseph in Genesis is a most remarkable example of how the true principles of God cause prosperity (in one way or another) in the lives of men and nations, and it has been that way from the beginning. Joseph was mistreated by his kinsmen (which the Lord said would happen to those who followed Him), sold into slavery, falsely accused, and imprisoned. And yet through all of that he never uttered a word of […]

APRIL 13, 2015—THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER—Ecclesiastes 12: 13

So what shall we conclude after learning, through history, of all the victories of the people that have chosen to follow God and His precepts as compared to those who have rejected Him and fallen into sin. From the beginning of man to this day, all of those societies that have taken their own way and adopted practices of sacrificing the young and homosexual lifestyles have perished. Sometimes it has resulted because a more righteous people have arisen […]

APRIL 13, 2015—AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH—Hebrews 12: 2

We know from Scripture that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. That statement cannot be challenged by arguing that man has the key role in his own salvation. Clearly it is the Lord, and only the Lord, who has initiated and completed the plan to redeem man. Theologians, for hundreds of years, have debated whether man has any part in the plan. Some say he has none and others say he must initiate […]

APRIL 10, 2015—CHOOSE YE THIS DAY—Joshua 24: 15

Mankind has nothing to do with when we are born and when we die, but a great deal to do with the in between. We are choosing everyday and setting in motion the consequences of those choices. One of the great misconceptions in Christendom over the centuries is that God has already made the choice for you as far as the kind of life you will pursue. It is said by some very famous and well thought […]

APRIL 9, 2015—SELF-RIGHTEOUS—Matthew 21: 31

When Jesus was speaking in the synagog to the Pharisees (the religionists of the day), He said, “Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you”. Now, that is a remarkable statement. Webster defines ‘self-righteous’ as “regarding oneself as being morally superior to others” which, of course, is how the Pharisees viewed publicans, tax collectors and harlots. If we can just step back and observe the Gospel message of […]

APRIL 8, 2015—WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS—Romans 5: 8

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” What an incredible true statement of God’s love toward and plan to redeem man. It is most amazing for several reasons. It is human nature for man to look out for himself first, look out for number one so to speak. In rare cases there have been accounts of a person giving their life for some one they […]

APRIL 7, 2015—A FRIEND OF SINNERS—Matthew 11: 19

“The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they say, ‘Look a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’.” (verse 19) What a stark difference between Christ’s perception of truth, holiness and purpose and that of organized religion of that day. By His own words He came to save, not to judge, “And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to […]

APRIL 6, 2015—NOT MANY WISE—1 Corinthians 1: 26

“Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many nobles, are called.” Of course, Paul is talking spiritually. The fact is that in the world, whether we are talking about worldly things or religious things, our human tendency is to call on the wise and the mighty (or those that appear wise and mighty) for advice and direction. We look to those who have written a book and are considered expert, or those […]

APRIL 3, 2015—GRACE—1Peter 5: 10

‘Grace’ is a cornerstone of the Christian faith but is seldom thought about as seriously as it should be, even among believers. It can be defined as ‘unmerited favor’, ‘elimination of punishment for sin’, or ‘favor of God towards man’ and it is unique to the true Christian faith. No where in all of the established religions of the world can it be found as pure and as practiced as in the teachings of Christ. The principal of […]