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Do Your Part First … God Will Do His!

  Do Your Part First … God Will Do His! We go to the Lord with a list and a longing for all the things He should do for us – even those of us who are focused on things spiritual.  However, James wrote, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your … Read moreDo Your Part First … God Will Do His!

When Is Too Busy … TOO BUSY?

When is “too busy” just TOO BUSY? You do not have time to study the Bible later.  You do not have time to serve God later.  Every day of life is given by God.  It must be spent in His service!  That is our purpose.  Everything else in life is incidental and subordinate.  Make the … Read moreWhen Is Too Busy … TOO BUSY?

Is the Bible Relevant in the 21st Century?

Is the Bible relevant in the 21st century? Critics of the Bible question the relevance of a book as old as the Bible.   “How can it offer real solutions in our complicated time?”   I like to keep things simple. Consider one short, simple book in the New Testament: The Epistle (Letter) of James. For people … Read moreIs the Bible Relevant in the 21st Century?

Have you been Praying Regularly?

Have you been praying regularly?  Paul wrote:  “Pray without ceasing …”  (1 Thessalonians 5:17).   Not that we are to pray continuously without stopping, but rather  that we are constant in prayer.  The idea is regularly and frequently.  In moments of thought about God … Thank Him … Honor Him … Confess to Him, asking forgiveness.  Pray without ceasing.  Do … Read moreHave you been Praying Regularly?

“If you want to find God … look inside your own heart.” Really?

It is often suggested that the path to truth and knowing God is to look deep within yourself, to search your own mind and feelings. I believe it is important for us to know ourselves and be honest about what we find when we search our hearts. However, the Bible never indicates that my own … Read more“If you want to find God … look inside your own heart.” Really?

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

What does Jesus mean by “Blessed are the poor in spirit?” Jesus was preaching to his disciples on the mountain in Matthew 5.  In verse three he said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”  Jesus is saying that the poor in spirit are fortunate, in a place of well-being.  It is to our advantage to be poor … Read moreBlessed are the Poor in Spirit