Posts by Dewayne Spivey

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

There is a reason the three words in the title are used to describe our songs. They are the same terms used by the Holy Spirit in writing about our songs. It is often said, and correctly so, that in our songs we sing the stories, the truths and the instructions given to us in…

The Battle

Sometimes it is exactly as David describes it in Psalm 139. I begin to think about God and the fact that he knows everything about me. He knows my words and thoughts before I ever think them or speak them. He knows everything about me. Then I realize that I cannot be righteous in his…

First

Two important questions: What is to be first and foremost above all else? Is it the first and foremost thing with me in my life? The answer to the first question. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all…

Who Is God?

Someone I believe in? Or, the one who is eternally present in all times, with every individual – even in knowing their thoughts and intentions? Someone I believe in? Or, the one who has spoken truth. The truth which is essential to life and living? Someone I believe in? Or, the creator and source of…

Superstition

I remember, as a boy, riding with my uncle in his truck when a black cat ran across the road in front of us. My uncle quickly reached down and pulled his pants leg up to his knee. I guess he saw my surprised and confused look because he immediately said, “If you pull up…

Demons

Don’t be fooled by the title, this is not an extensive study of demons. That would take far more than this brief article. Sunday night, the College Class was studying the first 29 verses of Mark, chapter 9. That text tells the story of Jesus casting a demon out of a young man which his…

“Oh, To Be Like Thee”

Jesus truly like us? Can it be a realistic goal to strive to be like him? We will not reach his perfection in this life. He knows that. But can we actually draw closer to his likeness as we strive to live like him? The answer to that last question is, absolutely. Do you realize…

The Change

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NAU) “Do not be conformed…” – shaped, molded, to be guided by. “To this world” – the…

The Best Food

“My life seems to be filled with wasted days and years.” Every heard that? Ever thought that? I would think it is a regular thought with most, if not all, of us. God had Isaiah to write about it. 2  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor…

Abide in Jesus

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 Jn. 1:9 ESV) It is not the responsibility of any church nor any individual Christian to make laws for God. As a matter of…