ministry: ASPIRATION - 01/17/22 03:18 AM
PRONOUNCING A SOUND WITH AN EXHALATION OF BREATHDEFINITION of ASPIRATION The action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath. GALATIONS 1:10 For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man-pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant.BENSON COMMENTARY Hear this, all ye who vainly hope to keep in favour both with God and with the world! And let all those ministers especially observe it, who either alter or conceal the doctrines of the gospel, for fear of displeasing their hearers, or to gain popularity.BARNES' NOTES … (1 comments)

ministry: THERE ARE BLESSINGS OF AGE ABOUT WHICH YOUTH KNOWS NOTHING - 01/16/22 05:13 PM
THERE ARE BLESSINGS OF AGE ABOUT WHICH YOUTH KNOWS NOTHINGIn The Cure for a Troubled Heart, Author and Pastor Ron Mehl wrote about a dear, saintly old woman who was gradually losing her memory. Throughout her life, she had cherished God's Word, committing to memory many verses. Her favorite verse had always been 2 Timothy 1:12: "For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." But with the passing of time, even parts of this well-loved verse began to slip away. "He is able … (0 comments)

ministry: WASH YOUR HANDS AND SAY YOUR PRAYERS - 01/16/22 03:14 PM
I pray for mercy and that no germ will hit our bodies and live in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!
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ministry: CHOOSE REST - 01/15/22 05:49 AM
CHOOSE RESTISAIAH 28:12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest"; and, "This is the place of repose"-- but they would not listen.JAMIESON-FAUSSET-BROWN BIBLE COMMENTARY spiritually, the "rest" meant is that to be found in obeying those very "precepts" of God. … (2 comments)

ministry: AN ARGUMENT OF A MIND UNTHANKFUL - 12/28/21 03:25 AM
AN ARGUMENT OF A MIND UNTHANKFULECCLESIASTES 7:10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.BENSON COMMENTARY For this is an argument of a mind unthankful for the many mercies which men enjoy even in evil times. … (1 comments)

ministry: HATED WITHOUT A CAUSE - 11/01/21 05:04 AM
MOST PEOPLE WHO FIGHT YOU DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DOJOHN 15:25 ...They hated me without a cause.GILL'S EXPOSITION They hated me without a cause; without any reason for it, Christ having given them no provocation, or just cause of offence, anger, or hatred.*Hatred without a cause is equal to the three transgressions, idolatry, adultery, and murder.DEFINITION of TRANSGRESSION An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct. offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor, impropriety, infraction, misdeed, lawbreaking, error, lapse, peccadillo, fault, trespass, infringement, breach, contravention, violation, defiance, disobedience, nonobservanceDEFINITION of IDOLATRY “The worship of idols … (2 comments)

ministry: THE ONLY WAY TO TRUE AND SATISFYING ENJOYMENT - 10/07/21 05:02 PM
CHOOSE HAPPINESS
ECCLESIASTES 2:26 To the man who please him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.WEBSTER'S DEFINITION of HAPPINESS enjoyment of pleasure without pain, blessedness, satisfaction, elegance, appropriateness and blissMATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY To those that are accepted of the Lord, he gives joy and satisfaction in the knowledge and love of him. But to the sinner he allots labour, sorrow, vanity, and vexation, in seeking a worldly portion, which yet afterwards comes into better hands. Let the sinner seriously consider his latter end. To seek a lasting portion in the love of Christ and the blessings it bestows, is the only way … (2 comments)

ministry: HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - 10/07/21 02:17 PM
HOPEROMANS 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.NIV STUDY Any hope the Christian has comes from God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hope cannot be conjured up by human effort; it is God's gift by his Spirit. … (2 comments)

ministry: THAT MAN IS RESTORED - 10/07/21 08:40 AM
GOD REJOICES THAT MAN IS RESTOREDMATTHEW 18:12,13 "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.BARNES' NOTES A shepherd rejoices over the recovery of one of his flock that had wandered more than over all that remained; so God rejoices that man is restored: so he seeks his salvation, … (1 comments)

ministry: AS IN FOOTBALL - 10/06/21 04:45 AM
IN LIFE AS IN FOOTBALL, FALL FORWARD WHEN YOU FALL
PROVERBS 24:16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY That is, falls into trouble (not sin, as is often supposed). Therefore thy malice will be of no avail, for God’s protection is about him.
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ministry: AND GOD IS ABLE - 10/05/21 11:24 AM
ALWAYS AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES 2 CORINTHIANS 9:8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation]. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, … (1 comments)

ministry: IT IS NOT WISE TO ASK SUCH QUESTIONS - 12/25/20 02:01 PM
IT IS NOT WISE TO ASK SUCH QUESTIONSECCLESIASTES 7:10 Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY It is folly to cry out upon the badness of our times, when we have more reason to cry out for the badness of our own hearts; and even in these times we enjoy many mercies. It is folly to cry up the goodness of former times; as if former ages had not the like things to complain of that we have: this arises from discontent, and aptness to quarrel … (5 comments)

ministry: JEALOUS BEHAVIOR OVER ILLUSIONS - 11/22/20 02:25 AM
JEALOUS BEHAVIOR OVER ILLUSIONSPROVERBS 27:4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?GILL'S EXPOSITION Jealousy privately contrives and works the ruin of another, it can be the same as coveting which is an internal, heart-issue. … (1 comments)

ministry: THE SURPASSING GREATNESS OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD - 11/21/20 04:31 AM
THE SURPASSING GREATNESS OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORDHuman nature tends to romanticize the past, especially if we perceive today to be less desirable. But our calling as believers is to live in the present.PHILIPPIANS 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ. … (1 comments)

ministry: NO TO HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:42 AM
NO TO HALLOWEEN   1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons. BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated … (2 comments)

ministry: I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:41 AM
I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated to Christ; … (0 comments)

ministry: YOU CANNOT HAVE A PART IN BOTH THE LORD'S TABLE AND THE TABLE OF DEMONS - 10/31/20 05:40 AM
 1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated to Christ; and the homage … (1 comments)

ministry: DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE PARTICIPANTS - 10/31/20 05:38 AM
DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE PARTICIPANTS1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly … (1 comments)

ministry: THIS IS WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:36 AM
THIS IS WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly … (0 comments)

ministry: WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:36 AM
WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated to … (0 comments)

 
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