My Thoughts On The SBC

Scripture For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. ~Romans 16:18, NASB Quote Beware of the hidden agenda. ~Ya’akov I guess I fall into the category of the “unsuspecting hearts,” because until a year or …

Watch Out!

Scripture If you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall. ~1 Corinthians 10:12, NRSV Quote Our character is determined by what we would do if every restraint were removed. ~Charles Cowman Today’s quote should crank up your search engine. Wow, what would Jack be capable of doing if all the restraints …

The Sluggard

Scripture The lazy man won’t go out and work. “There might be a lion outside!” he says. He sticks to his bed like a door to its hinges!  ~Proverbs 6:13-14, TLB Quote “Don’t make excuses, make plans.” ~Stephen Covey In the old days, a lazy man was allowed to starve but in the age of …

Divine Ownership

Scripture For all the world is mine, and everything in it! ~Psalm 50:12, TLB Quote “We all need to learn how to cooperate with the inevitable.” ~Quote came from a slave [have no name] I love Psalm 50 but again, I love all the Psalms. People are under the illusion that they owe stuff but …

Drugs

Scripture Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper. ~Proverbs 23:31-32, NLT Quote If I had a dog that bite one out of every six grand children …

Never, Never Quit

Scripture I have not achieved perfection, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race. ~Philippians 3:13-14, NLT Quote Strong minds suffer without complaining; weak minds complain without suffering. ~Charles Cowman Three of my favorite characters in …

Sloth

Scripture The desire of the slothful killeth him;    for his hands refuse to labour. ~Proverbs 21:25, AKJV Quote Sloth make all things difficult; he that rises late must trot all day and shall scarce complete his business before night. ~Ben Franklin The NLT’s translation of Proverbs 21:25 is–Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, …

Wealth Inexplorable!

Scripture Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. ~Ephesians 3:8, AKJV Quote The Christian life is set to music; the un-Christian way is set to misery. ~Charles Cowman The devotions in STREAMS IN THE DESERT …

Self-Praise

Scripture Let another praise you, and not your own mouth. ~Proverbs 27:2, NRSV Quote “Pride is it’s own trumpet, and whatever praised itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.” ~William Shakespeare Shakespeare knew the bible and had obviously studied the teachings of Jesus. The Pharisees had a mutual admiration society going …

Benevolence Vs. Malevolence

Scripture Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. ~Ephesians 4:32, NRSV Quote Maliciousness is the tendency of man to do evil with the good that God has given him. ~Martin Luther In studying Romans chapter one in preparation for upcoming sermons, I came across these thoughts …