In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6

Continuing the thought of things that can only come from Jesus: The Present of Today.  One clever thinker got it right: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift––that is why it is called the present.”  Proverbs 27:1 teaches: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day mayContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6”

Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus Die? For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  2 Corinthians 5:21 The stage was set.  The actors were each in their places.  The script was ready to be followed.  And yet, there were noContinue reading “Why Did Jesus Die?”

Encourage Your Pastor

Encourage Your Pastor Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.  1 Timothy 5:17 Bishop, Elder, Pastor.  Which one is the leader of your church?  How about all three?  Recently, as Dr Jeff Amsbaugh was preaching to our regional pastor fellowship inContinue reading “Encourage Your Pastor”

Let Jesus into Your Life

Let Jesus into Your Life Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 At the cusp of every human heart is a door.  Through that door we allowContinue reading “Let Jesus into Your Life”

The Gift of Himself

The Gift of Himself I read about one boy named Alfred who “wrote a letter to Santa which read, “Dear Santa, you did not bring me anything good last year. You did not bring me anything good the year before that. This is your last chance. Signed, Alfred.”” Of course, us humans receiving material giftsContinue reading “The Gift of Himself”

The Gift of God (Part 2)

The Gift of God (Part 2) ‘One man in a church was boasting to his friend, “I could give $1,000.00 towards the building and not even feel it.” His friend replied, “Then give two or three thousand and feel it!”’ Everyone likes gifts.  Receiving gifts is a blessing but it even more blessed to beContinue reading “The Gift of God (Part 2)”

The Gift of God (Part 1)

The Gift of God (Part 1) What is the best gift you have ever been given?  Perhaps there are one or two very special gifts that someone has given to you.  We normally think of large monetary or material things.  Our family has been blessed to have received the gifts of a car and vanContinue reading “The Gift of God (Part 1)”

The Trees of Christmas

The Trees of Christmas Do you enjoy decorating the Christmas tree?  Many people love them.  I like seeing the big ones in parks.  Our children have fun decorating our tree each year in our home. We have a “Thanksgiving Tree” in our house as soon as November rolls around.  Then we re-decorate to make itContinue reading “The Trees of Christmas”

How to Know You Are Not Thankful

How to Know You Are Not Thankful Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Psalm 106:1 For this posting, you may want to open your Bible to Psalm 106 to follow along in the text. “A man writing at a post-office deskContinue reading “How to Know You Are Not Thankful”

Life Lessons From Mother

Recently I came across the following in a message illustration file… ‘My mother taught me to appreciate a job well done. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”  My mother taught me religion. “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” My mother taught me logic.Continue reading “Life Lessons From Mother”