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May-June 2014

JUNE 16, 2014—FALLEN FROM GRACE—Galatians 5: 4

There is a spiritual position that dominates many Christian denominations around the world that says that one is eternally secure. It basically says that if you have once invited the Lord into your life and truly been born again, you cannot loose the gift of eternal life. It is a most convenient doctrine and comfortable to those who are not 100% committed to following the Lord but hold on to some of their own worldly ways. (That […]

JUNE 13, 2014—THE SAMARITAN WOMAN—John 4: 26

When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well she stated to Him that she knew that the Messiah would come. And His response to her was, “I that speak unto thee am He.” At first glance it would seem odd and certainly unusual that our Lord would choose to reveal His greatest secret to the Samaritan woman, and not a very good woman at that. He did not make that declaration in any of the synagogs […]

JUNE 12, 2014—COME AFTER ME—Luke 9:23

When Jesus said to follow Him in Luke He also said they must, “Deny himself, and take up his cross daily”. Clearly the implication here is that the Christian way will not be easy. And for at least fifteen hundred years it was not. Many were martyred, persecuted or had to run for their lives for just believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. In a twisted sort of irony, some of those who did the persecuting claimed […]

JUNE 11, 2014—UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST—Ephesians 3: 8

In the spring and summer in in the mountains and valleys of Idaho there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of varieties of flowers, all shades and colors, and just as one variety fades another shows up to repaint a vivid picture. There are orchids, chrysanthemums, mock orange, prairie smoke, service berry, rabbit brush, munro globemellow, long-plumed avems, sulfer buckwheat and the list goes on and on. Coincidentally, honey bee hives also dot the landscape. But since the life span […]

JUNE 10, 2014—DELIVERANCE TO THE CAPTIVES—Luke 4: 18

According to His own words, Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, deliver the captives, give sight to the blind and set at liberty those that were bruised. The fact is He did just that…and never turned anyone away either for physical or spiritual healing. We all find ourselves in various prisons in life, prisons of sorrow, suffering, hardships and difficulty. And although these times of bondage and darkness are for a purpose (to […]

JUNE 9, 2014—JESUS WITHDREW OFTEN TO PRAY—Luke 5: 16

How often have we heard someone say, “I wish the Lord would speak to me on this matter” or “I wish He would clearly lead one way or the other”. So many times we just don’t know which way to turn. But is that because the Lord is slack in His response or because we are not constant in our coming to Him. The Scripture says Jesus came OFTEN to His father by going to a […]

JUNE 6, 2014—IN THE LORD’S SCHOOL—Hebrews 6:1

When my young son went to the first grade he came home one day distressed because he was having to learn to add and subtract. It seemed to him to be so difficult and he asked if he could stay home instead of go to school. Well, that passed and he soon found that it wasn’t that bad. But then it came to multiplication sometime in the third grade and he was really in despair. But that […]

JUNE 5, 2014—IS ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR THE LORD—Genesis 18: 14

When the Lord told Sarah and Abraham that she would have a son, Sarah laughed but the Lord’s response was, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Throughout history, from the beginning till the present day, the Lord has performed miraculous things on behalf of His people; Moses at the Red sea, Abraham and his son, Jacob at Bethel, Joseph in Egypt, Joshua in battle, Sampson and the Philistines, Ruth and Boaz, David and Goliath, Elijah at […]

JUNE 4, 2014—FACE TO FACE—DEUTERONOMY 5: 4

After enjoying the most luxurious lifestyle in all the world while he was in Egypt, Moses was forced to spend 40 years in the wilderness tending sheep. What a change! What an adjustment! What does one do with all that time and no one to talk to. Well, Moses talked with God and in fact during that period changed from a most proud and arrogant man to a man “who was very meek, above all […]

JUNE 3, 2014—JESUS, POPULAR BUT OFFENSIVE—Matthew 13: 57

On the surface Jesus and Christianity are very popular things these days. Jesus is considered by the casual observer to be a kind and compassionate man, a very wise prophet or even the son of God for those who are a bit more devoted. Almost all the major religions are friendly to Him. Even cults and rock stars display Christian symbols and claim Him as some sort of mentor. The cross and various Christian signs are […]