Posts by Dewayne Spivey

Wisdom

Wisdom speaks: “Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.” “My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.” “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than gold.” “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior…

The Path

“In Nashville, every family boasts Of five rooms and a bath; But in my youth I never had But three rooms and a path.” Those words are the beginning line of a poem entitled “Three Rooms And A Path” written by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn and found is his book “Tumblin’ Creek Tales”. To alter…

John 3:16

Break it down. Read it carefully. Think. “For God” – creator, all-powerful, eternal, the one to whom we will all answer. “So loved” – loved, loved this much, loved us so much he would give this much. “The world” – all of humanity, everyone I have a problem liking, everyone I love, you, me. “He…

They Are New Every Morning

19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They…

Thank You

My first Riverchase bulletin article had the same title as today’s. We arrived for our first Sunday on September 26, 1999. That night there was a congregational sandwich supper complete with homemade ice cream and a “pounding” for us. If you are not familiar with a “pounding”, the congregation brought grocery items to fill up…

The Joy of The Lord

Nehemiah’s leadership has brought the repair of the wall in Jerusalem to near completion. The opposition from their enemies had not succeeded. The people of Israel had returned to the city of Jerusalem as God had promised. On the first day of the seventh month, the day of Trumpets, Ezra read from the book of…

Truth

“Truth refers to what is real, trustworthy, dependable, genuine, or valid. It carries the sense of real-world dependability and genuine disclosure—showing things as they really are.” (Lexham Theological Wordbook) “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart”. (Psalm 15:2) This is a part of David’s…

The Message

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Mic. 6:8 ESV) God’s prophets were writing to the nation of Israel trying to get them to return to God. He was tired…

A Bison Tale

Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place. We loved our trip. While showing my bison herd video to Bill Goben, the director of the Yellowstone Bible Camp, he told me the following story: Bill was riding his motorcycle through Yellowstone when he came upon a bull bison walking casually along the road. Being aware of…

Vacation Bible School

Same song, same verse, Could be better, but it’s gonna be – even better! How do they keep doing this? Every year we say, “Well, they can’t beat that one,” and every year they do it again. Jina O’Clair and Karen Smith continue to do an outstanding job with our VBS. They think and work…