Tag Archives: Kingdom of Heaven

Having these promises… – 2 Corinthians 7:1

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1 Meditation:  What should our response be to the promises of God?  In a word… Holiness.  You see, holiness is our proper response to God’s goodness, grace, […]

Be An Example – 1 Timothy 4:12

​Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 Meditation:  The exuberance of youth is fun to observe.  As a father of four, I am blessed to see my children laugh and play, learn […]

Hearken – Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. – Psalm 34:11 Meditation:  One of the boldest and most powerful illustrations in the Gospels is recorded in Matthew 18:1-4, where Jesus challenged the world’s notion of greatness.  Matthew writes, “At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, […]

Submit Yourselves- James 4:7

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. A software developer once created a website with a form to sign up customers.  At the bottom of the sign-up page, the developer placed a button that said, “SUBMIT.”  When he showed the design to his business colleagues, […]

The Kingdom Of God – Daniel 2:34-35

Daniel 2:34-35 – Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of […]

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 […]

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 […]