Sin

History has provided us with many evil rulers who cruelly oppressed their own countrymen. The cruelest ruler, sin, has never existed in flesh and blood but, rather, lives within us. Sin is a tyrant and has the potential to oppress and destroy us. The great news is that Jesus Christ has […] Read more »

Work part 4

Proverbs 12:27 “The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.” We shouldn’t waste what God has given us. He gave us the health to work and is the one who ultimately controls our paychecks. Look up Proverbs 21:17. Read more »

Work part 3

We can not grow spiritually unless we practice the concept of working. If we do not work, we are not supposed to eat either. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” Read more »

Work part 2

As Genesis 2:22 talks about, God is a working God. We are to work as well. Look up Exodus 23:12, 34:21, and 35:2. As it states in 1 Thess. 4:11 “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as […] Read more »

Work part 1

We live in an age where people do not want to work. Churches are dying because we don’t want to do the work to build them. Homes are becoming run down because we don’t want to work to keep them up. We are dying because we don’t want to put […] Read more »

Focus

Philippians 4:12 “ I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” In each of these situations, he never quit serving the Lord […] Read more »

Forget it

Philippians 3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” We all have our sob stories of various things in our past, but at some point we have to […] Read more »

Exhortation

Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” To exhort someone, we have to strongly encourage or urge someone else to do something. How are we doing at encouraging our […] Read more »

Strife

Proverbs 26:20 “Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.” We all struggle from time to time with getting along with those who are being dishonest about us or simply don’t know the whole story. Yet, Ephesians 4:32 says “And be ye kind one to another, […] Read more »

Friends

2 Samuel 13:3 “But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.” From time to time, we need to revaluate ourselves as to what kind of friend we are. Jonadab was subtle in what he was doing. […] Read more »