Posts by Dewayne Spivey (Page 3)

Jonah and Grace

Sean Marks did a great job in our VBS adult class last night. He led us through a study of the book of Jonah. What a great lesson this book teaches us on the grace of God and how God deals with us when we are in need of changing. It is a lesson we…

Seek, Ask, Knock

Isn’t that a beautiful bird? I hope you are getting the color version of our bulletin which comes to those who receive it through their computer. I love watching birds. This one was in Jos, Nigeria. It is called Red Cheeked Cordon Blue Finch. It lives in the Sub-Sahara region of Africa, which is where…

Josiah’s Reform

In the thirty-one years of his rule, King Josiah proved to be a faithful man of God and a great king of Judah. He served God from the beginning as a young king and grew into a greater understanding of God’s will and a determination to follow that will. He made a covenant with God…

Teachable

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart– 3 they do no wrong but follow his ways. 4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. 5 Oh, that…

The Lord’s My Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you…

Blessed

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Rev. 14:13 NIV) A blessing all would wish to claim, but a blessing limited by the Giver…

LTC

Our numbers were down this year at Leadership Training for Christ Convention in Mobile, but the “impression” level was very high. Bible Bowl is where most of my time is spent. It seems that this year I was hearing of more study time and opportunities being taken advantage of by more students. Thanks parents and…

Dilly

The phrase “Dilly, Dilly” has become quite popular due to its commercial use. I’ve even had a couple of our members who are trying their best to get me to use the phrase in a sermon. They have been without success thus far. But I heard something on the radio this morning, and I had…

Psalm 100

Psalm 100 may have been the first Psalm I memorized. I’m pretty sure it had everything to do with its shortness. But the Psalm has stayed with me. It lifts me up and changes the direction of my mood whenever I reflect on it seriously. While it describes the way we should come to worship,…

Truly Blessed

Truly Blessed This Saturday will be nine years since our Dad passed away. I lost him three months before I lost Cathy. Lost is only a temporary word. One of the memories of Dad that will not let me go is a time he had taken my brothers and I hunting. A rabbit ran into…