The Rest Of The Chapter

Scripture What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! ~Romans 6:21, NIV Quote Sin shall not have dominion over you no matter how fiercely it may tempt you, provided you do not yield to it. ~Martin Luther In sermon preparation, I come …

Rats In The Cellar

Scripture Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,    but in their hearts they harbor deceit. ~Proverbs 26;24, NIV Quote It is the default mode of the human heart to hide the ugly. ~Timothy Keller C.S. Lewis used a rather crude analogy that I will enlarge on just a bit… “If there are rats in your cellar you …

Organized Chaos

Scripture The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! ~Psalm 46:6, NLT Quote In the midst of chaos, there is opportunity. ~Sun Tzu If the dems take the White House, the virus will go away immediately. The threat has been fabricated. The virus is real, the threat of …

Blessing Galore

Scripture May you live to enjoy your grandchildren!  ~Psalm 128:6, TLB Quote Enjoy the age stage of life you are in rather than fearing it or wishing for a different one. ~Timothy Keller A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan “all” and δῆμος demos “people”) is a disease epidemic that has spread across a large region, …

True or False

Scripture You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. ~John 8:44, …

The Age Stage

Scripture The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. ~Proverbs 20:29, NIV Quote We live in a culture that idolizes the beauty, energy and creativity of youth. ~Timothy Keller The Living Bible paraphrases today’s text like this…The glory of young men is their strength; of old men, their …

Salt And Light

Scripture “You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” ~Matthew 5:13-14, NIV Quote Christians are the “light of the world” but light exposes, and people do not want to be exposed. ~Timothy Keller You would think that people of integrity would …

Grace

Scripture Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for himself hath aid, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee. ~Hebrews 13:5, ASV Quote God does not grant the necessary grace before the trial. ~Charles E. Cowman God does not build the bridge until we …

Credibility

Scripture A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. ~Proverbs 13:17, NIV Quote It is the nature of the human heart to deceive and hide the truth to serve it’s own interest. ~Timothy Keller Modern technology has changed the way we do messaging. For example, in King David’s era, messages were …