Lessons by Joe Russell

By Joe Russell
August 11th, 2003

Above All, Faith. Ephesians 6:16 (KJV) says “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” Paul tells us that above all, we are to use the shield of faith to stand against the wiles of the Devil. To the mature Christian, the importance of faith is most assuredly known. Yet the new creature in Christ needs to be built up in a faith that is most holy. There are verses that tell us this fact: Romans 10:17 (KJV) “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) “But without faith it is...

By Joe Russell
August 4th, 2003

Proverbs - The Wisdom of Solomon. The book of Proverbs is one that is a continuous treasury of wisdom. No matter how many times you read the 31 chapters, there is always something new that jumps out and gets your attention. There may be times when you wonder what Solomon was trying to get across. Many books have been written to that end. There is one in particular that serves as a good study aide when reading Proverbs....

By Joe Russell
April 28th, 2002

A Psalms 106 perspective on today. Psalms 106 is a passage that recaps much of the nation of Israels failure to stick with God’s plan and take matters into their own hands. Often this course of action provoked God to anger and often wrath on their nation. As you read this passage today, much of the same thoughts apply to the American demise. Although God does not deal with America as a nation like He did with Israel, many principles still apply to a nation when they pursue those things which please God vs. provoke Him to wrath. The lesson on 04-28 takes you through Psalms 106 with a...