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April 15th, 2019

Easter is here! Christ has risen! Everything worthwhile is tied to Christ’s resurrection. Paul said,

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15:14, 19

There are two events in scripture that point to drastic mistakes we can make about Jesus Christ. Both of these mistakes were made by people who were close to Him, who loved Him and were dedicated to Him.

1. FAILING TO RECOGNIZE HIS PRESENCE

August 15th, 2012

Elijah was one of the most feared prophets in the Bible. He appears from out of nowhere before Ahab, king of Israel, announcing it would not rain for a few years (1 Kings 18.) We later learn the drought lasted for 3½ years. King Ahab set out to punish Elijah, but his pursuit was in vain until Elijah decided to show himself and set up a showdown with Ahab’s ministerial council. Myriads of sermons have been preached on Elijah’s prayer and God answering it by sending fire from heaven to vindicate Elijah.

July 15th, 2010

David, the second king of Israel was in a literal fight for his life. His favorite son, Absalom, had attempted to usurp David’s kingdom for his own. Absalom knew that he must kill David to do so and was in the process of hunting David down and killing him in battle. God intervened, snagged Absalom by his long hair with one of His trees, where one of David’s men killed Absalom. David was a fugitive from his own throne while Absalom was designing his demise.

May 15th, 2015

I was thinking about the church where I was saved in 1953.  We had Sunday School (Bible teaching) and a preaching service on Sunday morning.  On Sunday night we had Training Union (Christian training) and a preaching service.  On Wednesday night prayer meeting and preaching.  Most everyone, children included, brought their own Bible.  We could even have what they called "Responsive Reading" (a person would read a verse of scripture and the congregation would read the next verse in response.)  Wouldn't that be something today?  It would sound like Babylon with everyone having a different Bib

April 15th, 2016

The Psalmist said:

" He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with Him."  Psalms 126:6

This is a long time quoted verse regarding soul winning.  It is a promise, a challenge and instruction.  It matches the last book that Paul wrote.  His last instructions to Timothy were:

"…do the work of an evangelist…"  2 Timothy 4:5

February 15th, 2009

Recently I listened to a 23 year old junior high school teacher speak of how drastic things had changed since she was in junior high…which was only 10 years ago! The changes of which this young teacher spoke were not good. She considered the students’ attitude much worse than 10 years ago. The same was said about the parents’ and school administration’s attitude. It doesn’t take a Greek scholar or seminary graduate to see that 2 Timothy 3:13 is taking place:

"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."

November 24th, 2019

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

What an odd scripture to chose in the times in which we live. Good is being called evil; right is being called wrong; sin is abounding on every hand… and we are to be thankful? There is probably more paganism, demonism and more devilment going on today than has been since America was formed. The big difference between America's first Thanksgiving and this year's is the fact that those first settlers who observed Thanksgiving knew that socialism would not work because they had tried it when first coming here. They knew that if success and living conditions improved, they would have to be part of the success and improvements. Times were hard and conditions were worse. They had lost half of the people who made the trip on the Mayflower by the end of their first year. It seemed nature and the environment were against them, yet they stopped to thank God. Isn't it ironic that with over 200 years of the greatest achievements and successes ever experienced by any people other than the nation who had a covenant with the Almighty God, the descendents of those first Americans now prefer existence above achievement and failure over success.{C}

October 15th, 2007

Paul spoke of the “simplicity” in Christ.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3

God made things simple for man, but man chooses to complicate them. Adam’s first orders were extremely simple:

June 15th, 2014

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves..."  2 Timothy 3:1-2

The prevailing sign of the "last days" will be a misplacement of love.  The love of man will far exceed the love of God and His Son.  The love of man will far exceed one's love for integrity truth, righteousness and holiness.  In fact, statements in favor of the truth are now proclaimed as "hate speech" in many quarters.

December 15th, 2011

“But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5

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