Month: April 2016

Zeal Without Knowledge

Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness – […]

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Competing According To The Rules

“An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.” (2 Tim. 2:5) This is such an obvious statement in secular matters, but when it comes to religion, most people just can’t see the principle. After all, all roads lead to heaven? Or, it’s my way or the highway. What and where are […]

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The Christians’ Calling

The Christian’s Calling In Luke 9:57-58, the following exchange takes place: “As they were going along the road, someone said to him, ‘I will follow you wherever you go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’” […]


Lead Us Not Into Temptation

“Lead Us Not into Temptation” The title is a familiar quotation from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:13.  Someone tacked this phrase to the quote: “Lord, lead us not into temptation, we have enough trouble finding it ourselves.”  While the statement sounds flippant, it is true. James 1:15 makes this cautionary statement:  “But each person […]


Of Sheep And Coins

In Luke 12, Jesus tells three parables–the first about a lost sheep; the second about a lost coin; and the third about two brothers. In the first parable, a sheep strays from the flock and gets lost.  Of all the animal kingdom, sheep have to be the stupidest.   One, eating with his head to the […]

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Redeeming The Time

Ephesians 5:16-17 says: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (ESV) Christians should be wise in their walk, because the Devil is a wily opponent. Here are three analogies to walking carefully: In the old days, land surveys […]