As I was reading today – A thought from Deuteronomy 14

Deuteronomy 15:1–6 (ESV) 1 “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbor. He shall not exact … Continue reading

As I was reading Today

Many of us avoid large swaths of the Old Testament, because they just do not seem relevant to us. But as the Puritan John Flavel noted, the Old Testament serves as the illustration book to the more direct, doctrinal teaching … Continue reading

As I was reading today – Proverbs 16:4

Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Bad eyes? Constant struggle with weight? Abandoned? Hurt? Poor? Wealthy? Too short? Bald? Too attractive to be taken seriously? No pedigree? Wrong ethnicity? Birth … Continue reading

Peace of God

Philippians 4:4–7 (ESV) Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with … Continue reading

The Gift of Repentance

The gift or grant of repentance. 2 Timothy 2:23–26 (ESV) Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, … Continue reading

As I was reading today…In John Flavel

   Psal. 73:25. “Whom have I in heaven but thee?” If it could be supposed (saith one) that God should withdraw from the saints in heaven, and say, Take heaven, and divide it among you; but as for me, I … Continue reading

The 800# Gorilla of 1 Peter 3:18-20

1 Peter Part 14b The Fellowship of His Suffering 1 Peter 3:13-22 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE Before we even get into the text in detail this morning, it might be good to acknowledge the 800# gorilla … Continue reading