Monthly Archives: March 2014

Offend Not In Word – James 3:2

James 3:2 – For in many things we offend all.  If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Christianity is offensive to many people.  While in some ways this fact is strange, it is nonetheless true.  Jesus knew that His message would […]

Be Holy – Leviticus 20:7-8

Leviticus 20:7-8 – Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. Keep my statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sanctifies you. Why do we have rules? Seriously, what are they for? When I was little, I was convinced that some rules were just arbitrary dictates of those […]

Ruling Your Spirit – Proverbs 25:28

Proverbs 25:28 – He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. Shakespeare once wrote, “Discretion is the better part of valor.”   I wonder if he was thinking of this verse from Proverbs when he penned this line from Henry IV.  Either way, this […]

Born Again – John 3:3

John 3:3 – Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Are you ever mystified by the fact that many people do not understand or follow the Gospel of Christ?  I am a minister, and I am still often surprised by the […]

Gracious Gifts – Romans 8:32

Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Jesus once asked a group of people, “If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him […]

Mouths and Meditation – Psalm 19:14

Psalm 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. How important are your words and thoughts?  The answer from today’s Scripture is clear.  These things matter.   Jesus said, “Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in […]

A Reason of the Hope – 1 Peter 3:8,15

1 Peter 3:8, 15 – Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: … But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in […]

The Word of Christ – Colossians 3:16

Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. I am a self-professed band geek.  I was in the school band from 6th grade through high school.   Most of my […]

The Way Of Escape – 1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Years ago I heard a sermon […]

Two or Three – Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. As He said in today’s verse, Jesus promised to dwell among His disciples.   Interestingly, He promised to be with them when they gather together.  While we know from the Bible in many places and hopefully from personal […]