Posts by Dewayne Spivey (Page 3)

Debt

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 6:23 NIV) “I owed a debt I could not pay.” “Jesus paid a debt he did not owe.” “Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay.” Jesus tells the story of a…

Proof

Proof— facts, evidence, argument; a demonstration or act of proving.   Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you– unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Cor. 13:5 NIV)   Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the…

Predictions

I’m writing this on Monday because a snow and ice event has been forecast for our area tomorrow. The forecasters seem rather certain, but we shall see. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are not. A week ago I was watching the Kansas City Chiefs take a 21-3 halftime lead over the Tennessee Titans.…

Finish

Finish Resilient (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. Finish (intransitive verb) – to come to the end of a course, task, or undertaking. (transitive verb) to bring to…

Let’s Finish Well

Here we are in the second day of the New Year. How are you doing so far?   Thinking of the way you intended to be in 2017, how did you do last year?   Planning to do in 2018 is a good start, but it does not accomplish anything. Planning, intending and resolving are…

How Did He Do It?

find myself not being as patient as I should be. Do you ever have that problem? I let things get to me and frustrate me. Do you ever do that? With all the things I see that I need to be doing, I can never seem to get caught up nor feel finished with anything.…

Tis The Season

When you think of the focus on thankfulness, the giving and receiving of gifts, and the sense of an    opportunity to start over, it is no wonder that this is often called, “the most wonderful time of the year.”   We even have the order right, although you have to think about it to see…

Message From Elders

Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,  9 but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.  11 Women must likewise…

Faces

All of God’s creation fascinates me. From time to time different things will draw my specific attention.   This past week it was faces. We all have two eyes, two ears and one nose with two nostrils.  From a distance it can be pretty hard to distinguish the faces from one another. But when we…

Thank You

On behalf of our family, we all want to express our thanks to you for all that you have done for us in the loss of our Mother, Ann Spivey. Your prayers, the cards, the flowers and plants, your visits, and the many personal expressions of sympathy you have expressed to us have meant so…